10,000 Actions

The University has developed and launched the biggest environmental sustainability initiative in the higher education sector – 10,000 Actions. Many of the things that our staff do in work are already contributing to a more sustainable society. 10,000 Actions allows staff to do even more by giving them the chance to take action on sustainability in The University of Manchester.

Environmental sustainability is a priority for the University as it’s central to our core goal of social responsibility. We’re the only university in the UK to have this strategic focus on making a difference as a core priority.

10,000 Actions allows us to make a difference, individually and collectively, in tackling one of the world’s grandest challenges.

The launch of 10,000 Actions follows the successful introduction of the sustainability challenge to all 8,000 first year undergraduate students as part of the Ethical Grand Challenges programme.

Create your own action plan

Particpate in Team Actions


  • To follow our 10,000 Action activities follow us on Twitter @UoMSust, using the hashtag #10000Actions.

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Staff induction

  • 10,000 Actions is included as part of the staff induction through Staff Learning and Development.


Did you know?

Along with the sustainability challenge, 10,000 Actions won the AUDE higher education impact initiative of the year.