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Continually greening Goldsmiths
Goldsmiths is continuously greening its campus. Each year we improve on existing projects, create new and innovative ideas that engage ever further with stakeholders. Each of the projects are designed to work in harmony with one another to reduce our carbon footprint and save the institution money. Our combination of the energy RE:FIT project, our Energy Detectives Project, improved cycling services, more space for gardening, expansion of Fairtrade and reusing and recycling good quality unwanted items have all reduced our running costs and saved on space.
Over the past 5 years Greening Goldsmiths has even supported teaching and learning as at least 2 departments have been in regular contact looking for ideas and practical support for coursework. Even our professional services teams have requested help when they found themselves at a loss.
We have offered support for staff, students and visitors by sharing our resources and partnering with them where practicable.
Top 3 learnings:
1 Ask stakeholders what their top 3 environmental needs are.
2 Take negative feedback and turn it into positive.
3 Adopt the mindset: “who else might benefit from this”.
CO2t savings over the life cycle of the project:
Savings 2,250 -3,150 tCO2 over the next 5 -7 years
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