Do you want to earn points towards your Go Herts Award and increase your employability whilst making a different at Herts? Become a UH Sustainability Advocate! Learn new skills, make a difference, and meet new people. Learn more here. Sign up here.
Upcoming information session!
Join us on Monday 2 October, 12:00-12:45 on Microsoft Teams for an information session on our Sustainability Advocate volunteer programme. Find out about the sustainability-related opportunities you can get involved in and ask any questions you may have about the programme. Sign up here.
Examples of what Sustainability Advocates do:
- Energy audits
This March Sustainability Advocates conducted an energy audit on both College Lane and de Havilland campuses. The advocates recorded which office buidlings still had lights on after office hours to assist the University in making carbon savings.
- Wildlife surveys
This April Sustainability Advocates got to attend a hedgehog survey workshop. They learnt how to set up tunnel surveys and record their findings, supporting biodiversity on campus.
- Green impact audits
This May Sustainability Advocates got to receive IEMA-recognised training, delivered by SOS-UK, to conduct the Green Impact audits. Green Impact is an initiative which awards teams of staff for making changes to improve the environmental performance of their office. Staff follow a toolkit and submit evidence to achieve a Bronze/Silver/Gold award level.
Check out the 2022-23 highlight video here.
We recently celebrated our Sustainability Advocates efforts by holding the Sustainabilty Advcoate Awards this May. 23 Advocates earned their Certificate of Participation, 9 earned their Bronze Certfiicate and 2 earned their Silver Certificate. Congratulartions also to your Highly Commended Advocate, Sheliza and your Sustainability Advocate of the Year, Sarah!
Check out blogs that our advocates have written about sustainability events and initiatives at Herts.