Greenwich Sustainability Hub launched in November 2013 using funding from the NUS Students’ Green Fund and operated until July 2016. It was a partnership project with the University of Greenwich and the Students’ Union University of Greenwich. The project goals were to increase awareness of and engagement in sustainability amongst students and the wider communities. The Greenwich Sustainability Hub ran a number of projects, including:
- Outreach to businesses and local organisations through Green Impact;
- Outreach to schools and colleges through developing and delivering sustainability themes lessons and workshops;
- Student engagement though:
- Events and activities (Fairtrade Fortnight, Green Week, adhoc events, Sustainability Forums and workshops);
- Provision of the Campaigns and Project Fund – a fund available for student-led sustainability projects;
- Volunteering opportunities;
- Grow At Home initiative.
The Greenwich Sustainability Hub also facilitated a local Colleges Network to share good practice in sustainability and coordinate the operational sustainability of the Student Union through Green Impact.
In addition to this, the Greenwich Sustainability Hub developed students’ employability skills and options – the Hub projects were run by students trained as Green Ambassadors (video) and there were many ways students volunteered to gain valuable work experience.
A briefing and review of the project can be found here.
For students keen to get involved with student led work then join Eco Team Greenwich. Find out more here.