Transition University of West Scotland is a 10 month project driven by 5 change agents for the Student Association (SAUWS) to deliver environmental projects for staff and students across three campuses.
The project has 5 strands: home energy advice, a car-sharing scheme, an energy saving competition in halls of residence, a halls reuse scheme and an environmental accreditation and awards scheme for staff.
CHANGE AGENTS UK recruited and trained 2 Community Carbon Coordinator and 3 Environmental Assistants for Transition University of West Scotland. They were responsible for delivering the projects to create lasting behavioural change for both staff and students at the University. Change Agents UK provided training in project management, communicating sustainability and analysing behavior patterns to ensure the team deliverd a successful project.
- Secured funding for two further years of sustainability projects focussing on low carbon food and sustainable lifestyles
- Achieved significant carbon savings and engaged over 1500 members of the community
- Developed a home visit procedure, and training materials for recruiting and training student volunteers
- Initiated a community garden on campus