Introducing the Jolly Green Giants to Green Impact

From taking part in the pedometer challenge to cutting down on plastic consumption, the Jolly Green Giants have thrown their all into the 2019 Green Impact programme.

Date: 15 February 2019

London Metropolitan University is a keen supporter of the national Green Impact programme, which is run by the National Union of Students (NUS).

Green Impact is tailored for staff working at Higher Education Institutions and encourages them to do their bit for the environment. London Met is taking part in the scheme for the third year running.

This year, the Jolly Green Giants have joined the programme. Based at the University’s Aldgate campus, the team are part of the Academic Business Administration team, which sits within London Met’s Governance department.

The Giants are led by Anna Kamyk, the team is made up of Adam Bradley, Francesca Baxter, Stuart Cameron, Julie Asis, Mursheda Khanom and Michael Sergios. Anna said: “We felt that we needed to focus more on sustainability, but we did not know what to do first. We thought this would be a good starting point.”

Since signing up to join the programme, the team have worked hard to replace their single-use plastic cups with reusable cups, reuse old envelopes and dispose of paper correctly. The team also took part in the University’s Christmas Switch-Off programme.

The team’s day-to-day role includes providing administrative support for Cass academic staff, timetabling, room bookings, business travel arrangements, servicing committees and School-wide events.

“We would encourage any member of staff to take a part in the Green Impact scheme, as it is a great way to have some fun competing with other teams and between each other, all whilst caring a little bit extra about an environment. Green Impact is a great team-building activity and it does not require a lot of time or effort, as there are many actions you probably do already,” Anna continued.

London Metropolitan University has taken part in the NUS Green Impact programme since 2016. With teams from departments across the University, the programme is not to be missed.

Staff are encouraged to get involved and get creative with their ideas to reduce their environmental impact.

If you are a member of staff at London Met and would like to get your team involved with the 2019 Green Impact initiative, you can sign up directly on the toolkit or email Zanda Pipira, Sustainability Assistant, at z.pipira@londonmet.ac.uk.

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