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Greenspace

Who's Who?

There are a range of groups and individuals within the University who work together to plan, implement and support student-related environmental initiatives.

Sustainability Coordinator - Students & Colleges

This role works within Greenspace to coordinate environmental initiatives specifically for students and colleges, attending colleges’ Environment Team meetings, overseeing the GSEG and working closely with staff and students from all colleges to encourage and support environmental sustainability.

Please contact greenspace.students@durham.ac.uk should you have any questions relating to environmental sustainability as a student or on how you can get involved.

The Greenspace Student Environment Group (GSEG)

The GSEG is a University initiative consisting of all college Student Environment Reps and is overseen by the University’s Sustainability Coordinator. The Group meets fortnightly during term time in order to:

  • share ideas on how to encourage sustainable behaviours amongst students;
  • plan student-orientated college and University environmental initiatives;
  • represent student views on University-related environmental matters.

Since its launch in 2006, the GSEG has been an invaluable resource for improving sustainability within the University. It is a pioneer of behavioural change schemes in higher education in the UK and has been a template for other universities. The Group was awarded the Green Gown Award for 'Best Student Initiative' in 2008.

The Student Environment Reps for 2016/17 can be found here.

College Environment Champions and Environment Teams

In addition to student Environment Reps, all colleges have a staff member in the voluntary role of Environment Champion. The Environment Champion oversees environmental facilities and performance in their college. Environment Champions' contact details can be found here.

Every College has a staff-student Environment Team which meets termly to oversee their College’s environmental performance and activity. Membership includes staff representatives (Bursar, Environment Champion, Housekeeping, Operations, Catering) and student members (Environment Rep, JCR/MCR representatives etc.).

Please contact your Environment Champion or Environment Rep should you wish to attend these meetings or to refer a matter to them.