We represent teams across University of Birmingham, promoting change for a greener more sustainable future . The University is strongly committed to creating a sustainable working environment through this and many other schemes.

 

green pledgeJoin us, February 2015 doing one new green task every day for a month!  ONE way you could reduce energy consumption or improve other’s awareness of Green issues. Sign the Pledge and commit to doing something special during the month of February 2015 (follow this link to enrol)

 

Fairtrade Fortnight


For 2015, Fairtrade Fortnight is the 23rd February – 8th March. This year the spotlight will be turned on the producers of well-loved Fairtrade products. Focusing on producers of core commodities, including cocoa, sugar, and tea, stories will be shared … Continue reading →

Global Divestment Day


This is day to encourage the move away from using fossil fuels. This year it will be the 13th – 14th February. It is an international campaign with individually run events. They ask institutions to immediately freeze new investment in … Continue reading →

Green Pledge returns!


A year after the hugely successful first Green Pledge campaign, we’re pledging again to make lots of small changes to make the University of Birmingham Greener. Identify ONE way you could reduce energy consumption or improve other’s awareness of Green … Continue reading

Fairtrade’s 20th Anniversary


In 2014, the Fairtrade mark celebrated its 20th anniversary. In anticipation of the 2015 Fairtrade Fortnight (23rd February – 8th March), here is their story so far: 1992 – Fairtrade foundation established 1994 – First Fairtrade products – Green & … Continue reading →

An environmentally-conscious election thought


No matter which way you vote, make sure you’ve considered all the policies that are important to you. As of December 2014, the Green Party is tied second most popular political party among young voters. The Labour Party was favoured, … Continue reading →

 

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Be Creative

Let those creative juices flow and imagine an energy neutral working environment.

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Be Inspiring

Think BIG. Dont be limited by your office walls – inspire others.

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Be Collaborative

Get together with your colleagues to discuss ideas, develop plans and support each other.

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Be Enthusiastic

Be proud of your achievements. Tell your friends. Enthusiasm is infectious !

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Be Real

Small changes to your everyday life can make the biggest impact.

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Be Green

Take your green awareness beyond the workplace and live your life sustainably.