Get Involved

For Staff

If you would like to raise any environmental sustainability issues specifically about where you work, have any suggestions or are keen to support your EC, please get in touch with your local Environmental Coordinator.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can win awards by greening your department, take a look at the Green Impact pages.

If you are a new member of staff you can find out more about Sustainability at the University by attending the Staff Welcome Event, which you can book on at the Staff Induction Pages. All staff are invited to attend this event where you will hear more about the University in general from senior management.

There is also a dedicated section on the progress of Sustainability on campus and the news and achievements of the Sustainability Team. The most recent presentation can be found here. Members of the Sustainability Team also attend the corresponding Welcome Event, to answer questions of the new staff, and to promote our discounted sustainable travel incentives as well as provide more general information to new staff.   

For students

Save energy, win prizes with our Student Switch Off campaign.

Are you interested in volunteering with the Sustainability Team? Find out where to get in touch.

Do your bit for sustainability and join a society!:

  • RenewCastle - Food Coop, Leave Newcastle Happy campaign and much more!
  • Vegetarian and Vegan
  • Young Greens
  • Student brewing - with Stu Bru, a student-run social enterprise team.

Staff and student volunteering opportunities

Fancy your hand at some community volunteering or growing your own food on campus? Go to the Go Volunteer website for some ideas and sign up to the newsletter. Students and staff can apply!

Go Green Week

The Students Union run an annual “Go Green" week, where the Sustainability Team provide resources and other support. This year we were able to organise tours to O’Brien’s, our general waste contractor, so students could see how our waste is separated and processed! We plan on supporting Go Green weeks in the years to come, and hope to reach both new and returning students and increase the awareness of the sustainability initiatives and achievements on campus. 

Free EAUC membership!

Did you know Newcastle University is a member of the The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC)? The EAUC supports sustainability within the UK tertiary education sector and offers a whole host of benefits to our student and staff bodies including: access to a sustainability resource exchange; UK sustainability training/ event/ job listings, conferencing opportunities and more. See our certificate here

All University staff and students can register for free EAUC membership.