Green Gown Awards 2013 - Student and Staff Engagement - Anglia Ruskin University - Finalist

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GoGreen Pilot’12: Employability, leadership and sustainability – Think big. Start small!

GoGreen movement is about creating opportunities to make a difference starting with small actions and aiming to big changes toward sustainability.

The aims of GoGreen Pilot’12 are: first, increase the employability of students through their experience as facilitators of environmental practices, by developing their communication, time management, report writing and leadership skills. Second, embedding sustainability in the formal and informal curriculum in higher education. Third, working with communities and organisations willing to improve their environmental practices.

The University expects to create a model that can be transferable to other institutions and led by students and organisations across the world. It believes that education for sustainability can be beautiful, practical and empowering.

Twelve students, supported by a group of academics, receivedtraining from the NUS to support twelve third sector organisations in Cambridgeshire implementing 337 pro-environmental actions, with approximate savings of 12704 kg of CO2 and cost savings of £4700.

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