Green impact is an award-winning ‘behaviour change programme’ empowering you to make meaningful change for sustainability, whether you’re starting from scratch, or think you have nothing left to do. It brings together students and staff and creates green campuses, curriculums and communities.
Chelsey Grooby - Sustainability Officer
"This year as LTSU’s first Sustainability Officer, I am aiming to promote Trinitys' first sustainability campaigns as varied and inclusive. To do this I have met with other officers and taken feedback from student's regarding interesting ways to pro-actively influence a healthier way of life and made efforts to preserve the environment.
Green Impact Research - 2019
As part of Green Impact we have carried out our own primary research. We asked students to complete a very short survey about sustainability at Trinity.
The results are below:
Students were also asked what they would like to see the Students' Union do to become more sustainable, here are some of their responses:
- Host sustainable events, ban plastic, encourage sustainable media production and outdoor activities where student can engage and learn about wildlife and environment.
- Run a cycle to work scheme
- Produce a guide on how to be more sustainable in student accommodation
- Be more active on getting better food choices in the canteen
- Publish its sustainability impacts and get the University to do the same
These responses along with all the others we were given by students are being fed back to senior staff to see what we can do about them! So watch this space!
As a result of the 2018 survey the Union reflected on its own negative impacts and produced its first ever LTSU Sustainability Policy which commits the organisation to influencing students’ behaviour around the environment and adequately resourcing work around achieving Green Impact each year. You can read the policy here.
In part inspired by the 2019 survey our Vice President, Chris Dow, passed a motion in October about how we can push to make Leeds Trinity SU and LTU more sustainable - you can read the policy here
Thirsty on campus?
You may have got one of our LTSU Water bottles during Freshers'. Use this or your own water bottle at one of the Water Fountains on campus. We've even compiled a handy map so you can find your nearest fountain.
You can check out some of the work being done by our sustainability officer on their Instagram!