What is it?
So what is Plan G I hear you ask? This is a micro-site on the Students' Union website where we can communicate what we are doing for the environment we exist in but also a place where you can communicate with each other and a variety of topics. Named by students, for students!
We only have one planet, so lets appreciate it. The weird, the wonderful and the wacky aspects of life on campus from an environmental perspective.
What can you do during your time at Anglia Ruskin University, regardless of which campus you are on, to improve the impact we have on the environment? That might be thinking about how much water you use in your home, turning the lights off, putting a bird feeder up and many other simple initiatives.
2016-17 saw the sixth year of our "Green Pitch" competiton where students can submit ideas to increase awareness around or enhance initiatives at the University on the topics of: Reducing Waste, Encouraging Biodiversity, Travelling Green, Supporting Fairtrade, Saving Water and Saving Energy. You can see details of this year's winners here
We are conscious of our impacts on the natural environment and are striving to embed a concern for a sustainable environment in everything we do.
Click here to view our Environmental aspects and impacts:
We encourage all our staff and students to take part in our environmental initiatives.
We have taken part in the Green Impact Students' Union award since 2007 and last year (2015-16) we were very proud to achieve the Gold standard.
In 2012-13 we also took part in the Green Impact Universities award and achieved a Gold Award.
Since 2011 we have held "Make a difference" days every year in October where staff spend a day volunteering in the local community. We have volunteered in activities from clearing waste land to painting and gardening to path laying! You can see pictures of our Make a difference days in 2014, 2015 and 2016
Click below to see the minutes from the Green Impact committee
Green Impact 14.8.15
Green Impact 2.11.15
Green Impact 22.1.16
Green Impact 22.7.16
Green Impact 11.11.16
Green Impact 17.1.17