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Groups and Teams

Environmental Sustainability Strategic Planning Group

The Environmental Sustainability Strategic Planning Group oversee University Strategy and Policy relating to environmental sustainability and are an advisory body to the University Executive Committee. The group meet twice per year to discuss environmental issues in the University. The diverse nature of the University is well represented on this group with membership consisting of both staff and students.

Carbon Management Team

The Carbon Management Team oversee the development and implementation of the Carbon Management Plan. The team meet bi-monthly and manage the Carbon ring-fenced budget. The group consists of a range of staff from different departments and also has student representation.

Greenspace Student Environment Group

The Greenspace Student Environment Group (formerly the Sustainable Living Action Group) is a University initiative consisting of elected student college Environment Representatives, overseen by the Sustainability Coordinator. The group's objective is to encourage students to adopt environmentally sustainable behaviours. Alongside working within the colleges, the group organises University-wide events throughout the year, and also acts as a platform for student-led environmental projects. The group meets fortnightly to share progress and plan campaigns.

Sustainable Travel Plan Steering Group

In June 2008 the University established a Green Travel Plan Steering Group for the Durham campus. The group provide the management support required to take forward the strategic decisions of the University relating to Travel Planning, including contributing to the establishment of the new staff Green Travel Plan for the Durham campus. The group’s membership consists of both internal staff and student representatives as well as external representation from the local Council. The group also has a Terms of Reference. A new Sustainable Travel Plan 2014-20 for staff and students has now been established.

Fairtrade Steering Group

The Fairtrade Steering Group meets once a term to discuss the development and implementation of Fairtrade Policy within the University. The group consists of both staff and students.

Staff Environment Champions

A staff representative from every department and college within the University makes up the Environment Champions. This person acts as an environmental advocate and champions best practice for their department or college. The Champions also act as a vital two way communication between Greenspace and their respective department or college. Each of the sixteen colleges has an Environment Team, of which the Environment Champion is a member.