The University recognised the need for someone to manage and develop their Behaviour Change projects, and have been employing Sustainability Projects Assistants through Change Agents UK for a number of years. In 206/17, Joe was employed to continue this tradition.
The main aim of Joe’s work was to promote sustainable behaviour in the staff and students of the university, by managing the University’s existing Green Impact programme. There was also opportunities to create and manage new projects on campus that encouraged staff and students to increase their pro-environmental behaviour.
Over the last year, Joe coordinated several projects that made a real difference to staff/student behaviour and improved environmental performance. For example, the NUS estimated that the University’s 2015/16 Green Impact programme alone engaged 2820 staff members and saved a massive 738,702 Kg of CO2! That’s £209,763 off the University’s energy bills.
Joe is now moving on to apply the skills he gained elsewhere, and the University is hoping to repeat the success it has had over the last year by employing a new SPA through Change Agents UK.