Environmental Sustainability


Sustainability champions

In 2008 the University launched the sustainability enthusiast network. Following feedback from these enthusiasts and with the launch of 10,000 Actions, the enthusiasts have now evolved into sustainability champions.

Sustainability champions form a University-wide network of individuals who are leading positive change for sustainability in their own areas and in a range of ways. They support the work of the Environmental Sustainability Team by initiating activity in their own areas that really makes a difference on a local level.

If you have an idea that might help to support sustainability in your area then becoming a sustainability champion might be a good way to help you put it into practice.

If you are interested in meeting and learning from how others across the University are creating positive change in their own context, this network could offer a great way to keep in touch with others.

Events

Regular events are held for sustainability champions. These include:

  • Leading experts on sustainability to challenge our thinking and practice through the sustainability seminar series.
  • Updates from staff and groups within the University of their sustainability activity.
  • Advice and guidance on practical actions you can take.
  • An annual conference.
  • Induction sessions.
  • The opportunity to gain your carbon literacy certificate.

If you want to become a sustainability champion email es@manchester.ac.uk to find out more and join the mailing list.

If you are interested in a particular area of sustainability then you can sign-up as a living campus or energy champion.