Greenwich Sustainability Hub
The Hub organises pro-sustainability projects, campaigns and events, across all campuses and engages with students in order to increase pro-environmental behaviour, and to enable students to have an impact towards greater sustainability.
In 2012, the National Union of Students UK issued a call for proposals to Students’ Unions around England to receive two year funding for sustainability initiatives. The Sustainability Manager of Greenwich University already knew about the Green Office Model. She then worked with the Students’ Union to hand in a proposal for a Sustainabillity Hub to involve students in the sustainability transition of the univeristy and local community. The Hub was then established in 2013. Unfortunately, the hub lost its structural funding in 2016. A student initiative still exists as a successor, now known as the “Greenwich Sustainability Society”.
As the graph below shows, the team consisted of 4 student employees (paid 15 hours per week) and 1 staff coordinator (39 hours per week). The Hub had a structural volunteering programme. It was integrated into the Students’ Union.
Activities & achievements
Conducted a sustainability assessment of 127 out of 135 programmes
Planted a herb garden and installed a worm compost system at the Students Union
3,000 students were directly engaged in Hub events and projects
About the university
University of Greenwich
Hosts 25,000 students and employs 1,500 staff
Located in London, United Kingdom
Integration of the Green Office
Annual Budget of €99,000
Approved by the Student Union
Part of the Student Union