Get Involved

Staff & Students – check the ‘pull down’ menu under the ‘Get Involved’ tab for current opportunities.

Our Student and Staff Engagement Strategy (click here to view) provides us with the clarity and plan to enable us to understand and utilise the many channels to communicate and engage with our stakeholders who can help us achieve our sustainability goals. Data supporting this will engagement data is included at the bottom of this page. 


There are many opportunities for staff to get involved to help us achieve our sustainability goals.

Everyone can consider how to adapt their behaviours that can reduce impacts in the way they engage with the University, by considering for example sustainability within procurement, reusing and recycling wastes, reducing our energy and water use and reducing our travel based impacts. Many of these improvements can be done easily and many can make a big difference collectively. See the ‘Action Areas‘ tabs for examples.

If you have a departmental Sustainability Champion they can provide local advice to help you make sustainable adaptations to your work.

All staff involved in project development and delivery can consider their sustainability implications and seek to reduce any impacts associated with them. Request support if needed from the SDU.

Staff & Students

The University estate and operations provides a huge ‘living laboratory’ for a range of research and learning opportunities. Utilising the space and information available on our doorstep can not only provide diverse  learning resources and environments, but also project delivery and research areas. Staff and students can identify and test ways to improve our sustainability applying their diverse intellectual perspectives and abilities.

The University is keen to harvest the knowledge of its staff and students to help improve the sustainability performance of its estate. If you have any ideas that could for example that can reduce the carbon or water footprint of the institution then you are invited to submit a proposal to the FM department to seek agreement and potential funding for its implementation. Contact the SDU for details.

Staff and students can join the Community Garden, behind Fussey Building, Southwood site. Weekly volunteer sessions are Wednesday’s 12-2pm, contact to get on the weekly update list.


You can also get involved in many inspiring and practical ways with the sustainability focused Student’s Union supported Societies, As a Student Switch Off Ambassador helping promote energy efficiency in our Halls of Residence, as a Green Student Ambassador (paid), volunteering at the Sustainable Development Unit supporting programmes such as our Green Week, Fairtrade Fortnight, the Edible Community Garden and much more.

Such activities are great to build skills and knowledge demanded by employers you can learn and practice at the university whilst doing good for the planet. Email for info now!

Engagement Data.

This dataset will be added to when the new data sets become available. This document (click here) includes our Twitter engagement from the baseline year 2017.

University of Greenwich Sustainability Blog