We understand the importance of engaging with our staff, students and the wider community to support our environmental improvement objectives. We also recognise the benefits of sharing best practice and better publicising our aims and achievements. As a specialist, postgraduate research institution we are in a unique position to truly practise what we teach.
Annual environmental report
To raise awareness publicly about progress against our University environmental objectives, we publish an annual environmental report. Reports from past years can be downloaded on our Environmental Policy and Governance web page.
Green Gown Awards
We are proud to have been shortlisted in various categories of the Green Gown Awards over the past four years. We are particularly pleased to have been awarded 'Highly Commended' recognition for the following entries:
- Nano Membrane Toilet,
- Cranfield Green: Practising What We Teach (links to YouTube video),
- Carbon Brainprint,
- Energy and Carbon Plan,
- Bottom Up, Top Down meet with outstanding student engagement at Cranfield (links to YouTube video).
Staff and student engagement
The University is lucky to have dedicated Green Champions and Green Teams who are committed to supporting our environmental targets and helping us to engage with our staff and student bodies. We run a series of events throughout the year including Green Week, carbon savings campaigns, Fairtrade Fortnight and The Great Cranfield Donate.
We are extremely proud to have been awarded the Behaviour Change/Employee Engagement Award at the 2014 Energy Awards in association with ZapCarbon, which is great recognition for the hard work of our staff and students.
This is an annual event where we celebrate the environmental research we do on campus, and run awareness raising campaigns. Internal staff and students should book via the intranet. If you are interested in getting involved in Green Week in the future, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have active staff and student Green teams on campus who get involved in supporting us with events, initiatives and campaigns on campus, and act as an important liaison between the staff and student body. Examples of activities the Green Teams support us with include: carrying out waste and recycling surveys, supporting communications, wildlife monitoring, been actively involved in volunteering events such as tree planting.
If you are a student, and wish to become part of the Green Team, please go to: Green Team - Cranfield Students' Association (mycsa.org.uk) for information on joining the CSA Green Team. If you are a staff member, please contact email@example.com to register your interest.
Residences sustainability campaign
If you live in halls of residence or student housing on campus, you can take part in the Residences Sustainability Campaign. If you do not live on campus but you are a student, you can still take part in the photo contests/quizzes.
You can take part in the campaign by working together (with your flatmates, or accommodation block) to save energy, recycle and reduce your wastage where possible. You will be added to the mailing list and sent regular updates on your progress including energy and water reports.
You be invited to take part in photo contests, and quizzes where you have the chance to win prizes such as Rocket books, high quality drink flasks, meal vouchers and other prizes. We welcome creativity, suggesting ideas and using your own initiative.
If you wish to be part of the mailing list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org