How you can help

Most staff and students at Greenwich actively reduce their impact. Join them by:

Tread lightly

  • Switch off lights, computers, chargers when not needed (in offices & classrooms)
  • Only buy energy efficient equipment
  • Ensure your heating is set to  a maximum of 19oC
  • Avoid using personal portable heaters
  • Walk, cycle & use public transport rather than a car
  • Seek to reduce your air travel
  • Turn off taps & have shorter showers (or share them!)
  • Use our waterless urinals

Slim your bin

  • We can recycle about 90% of our waste. Follow the instructions on our internal bins.
  • Consider what you buy: Do you really need it? Could you borrow or hire instead? If you need to buy then: is it reusable, fixable or recyclable? Avoid products that have hazardous ingredients/components.
  • Don’t litter, and if you see any litter please pick it up and put it in the appropriate section of the dual bin.

Check the label

  • Try and buy organic, fairtrade, local, recycled, upcycled whenever possible
  • Research the brand. Some are sustainable and deserve your money others not. Do your research and spend your money where it can make a positive difference.

Lend a hand

  • Look out for anyone that needs assistance, in any way. People feel better for making others feel better. A true virtuous circle!
  • Volunteer if you can, make time even if you are busy, it has so many rewards.
  • Connect with your community, understand its needs and see how you can make it more fulfilled, resilient and vibrant.
  • Vote with your wallet. Every purchasing and investment decision has consequences. Try to ensure your investment improves our social and environmental futures and ultimately your own.

Check out the other webpages for additional tips and ways you can get more involved in exciting, fun and rewarding sustainability activities. Also get more engaged by:

University of Greenwich Sustainability Blog