CEnv Led 10,000 Actions Project Wins IEMA Sustainability Impact Award
12 November 2019
The Society is delighted to hear that the University of Manchester 10,000 Actions project has won an IEMA Sustainability Impact Award in the category of 'Sustainability Campaign'. The university's sustainability engagement activities are led by Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and IEMA member Lucy Millard.
Lucy, the Environmental Sustainability Manager at the University, outlines the now award-winning project in a recent blog - of which an excerpt can be viewed below:
The University of Manchester is the first UK university to make social responsibility a core strategic goal. To demonstrate what social responsibility means, we identified a set of distinctive signature programmes to address a series of social challenges where we could make the greatest impact.
In November 2016, we launched 10,000 Actions, the biggest environmental sustainability initiative in the UK higher education sector. 10,000 Actions helps every member of staff take positive action on environmental sustainability and has resulted in the University being hailed as the first ‘Carbon Literate’ university in the world. It challenges all 10,000+ staff to perform at least one action on sustainability.
Every organisation will have a range of contributions their staff can make to enhance sustainability. As the UK’s biggest university, 10,000 Actions demonstrates that in-depth staff learning and engagement is possible across any large-scale organisation, yet in a way that is simplified and tailored to different types of staff in different roles.
The full news story can be viewed on the IEMA website
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) are a professional body licensed by the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status