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Green Impact Jess Cordy Sustainable Development Placement Charlotte Taylor Green Impact Project Officer.

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1 Green Impact Jess Cordy Sustainable Development Placement Charlotte Taylor Green Impact Project Officer

2 * Workbook amends and initial audits August-October Workbook launch and team recruitment September- October Teams implement changes October-February Workbook Submission and Audits March Celebration April-May Evaluation June-August Project Cycle

3 University of Leeds…take 2

4 Workbook!

5 Green Impact Criteria categories Biodiversity and the Community Greening Teams, Action Plans and Communications Electricity/Energy Heating Procurement Travel Waste- Recycling, Reusing, Reducing Water

6 Continued development…

7 Getting started with Bronze and Silver Challenge: What are the ‘quick wins’ with maximum impact? How would you implement these?

8 What are the challenges you may face?

9 B017: Department has identified, ranked and documented what it believes are its five most significant environmental impacts, and identified steps to reduce these.

10 Your environmental impacts Surroundings in which an organisation operates Includes air, water, land, national resources, flora, fauna, humans and their interrelation Surroundings in this context extend from within an organisation to the global system

11 Impacts and aspects Environmental Aspect any element of an organisation’s activities, products or services, that can interact with the environment. Environmental impact any change to the environment, whether adverse or beneficial, wholly or partially resulting from an organisations activities, products or services

12 Example: Impacts and aspects Activity: Printing agendas for meetings Aspect: Use of printer Aspect: Use of paper Impact: contributes to global warming Impact: use of fossil fuels: burden on earths resources Impact: Deforestation

13 Exercise Identifying your own environmental aspects and impacts. Brainstorm your activities What environmental aspects are associated with these? What are the environmental impacts of this? Identify the significance of each impact: Intensity Likelihood

14 GENERAL CONSIDERATION Direct or indirect Real or perceived Occur under normal operating conditions Occur under abnormal operating conditions Due to accident Due to incident (eg vandalism) Due to past (or future) activities

15 How can the lead environmental contacts support the Green Impact teams? Support team leaders to find teams University-wide communications Link between departments Secure line manager’s approval- with your help Launch events, workshops, extravagant awards ceremony… Jess Cordy:

16 How can the Green Impact Project Officer support Green Impact teams? Support the Lead Environmental Contact support you Provide you with national statistics/ communications Help finalise the workbook Provide detailed feedback for University and individual teams Lead workshops and provide support whenever you ask it Charlotte Taylor:

17 Contact details Your Green Impact Project Officer: Charlotte Taylor Green Impact Project Manager: Jo Kemp


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