Environmental sustainability is a priority for the University as it’s central to our core goal of social responsibility.
We’re the only university in the UK to have this strategic focus on making a difference as a core priority. In November 2016, the University launched the biggest environmental sustainability initiative in the higher education sector - 10,000 Actions.
One of the social responsibility signature programmes, this will provide every member of University staff with the opportunity to engage in a programme of positive action on sustainability. Key to the programme is learning and reflection, to lead to changes in behaviour related to environmental sustainability.
Many of the things our staff already do in work is contributing to a more sustainable society. 10,000 Actions will allow members of staff to do even more by giving them the opportunity to take action on sustainability.
For every action plan that is produced, £1 will be provided to support planting an oak woodland in Manchester, enhancing the local environment for communities and wildlife, and improving local air quality.
10,000 Actions will allow us to make a difference, individually and collectively, in tackling one of the world’s grandest challenges.
For more information, see the 10,000 Actions website.