Institute of Health & Society

Sustainability

Sustainability

As one of our key goals, improving sustainability impacts all aspects of life in the Institute, including procurement, travel and food.

We're currently working through the NUS Green Impacts Scheme for environmental improvements. We were awarded the gold award in summer 2016.

The Baddiley-Clark building, where the Institute is based, has a BREEAM Excellent award for sustainability.

All Institute members are expected to:

  • reduce: minimise printing, turn off computers and monitors, turn off lights in meeting rooms when leaving
  • reuse: used stationary items such as in-trays files and dividers are placed in the stationary room for reuse
  • recycle: all staff are expected to place waste in the appropriate recycle bin

The DEC notice boards either on the outside or just inside all buildings hold information on the energy ratings for the building, recycling rates, awards and contacts information.

The Institute of Health and Society Ecoteam

Our Ecoteam is made up of representatives from each of the different areas in Baddiley Clark, William Leech, Sir James Spence Institute and Human Nutrition Research Centre.

The team holds brief monthly meetings to raise any issues from their area and develop environmental improvement strategies. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings. New members of the Institute are encouraged to attend a meeting as the best way to find out about what’s happening. All Institute members are expected to attend the team meeting to represent and feed back to their area from time to time.

The Institute is proud to be developing university-wide greening initiatives. Every new person brings new experiences, ideas and perspective with them and this inspires us!

For more information, visit the IHS Eco Blog.

Enquiries should be emailed to ihsecoteam@ncl.ac.uk.