Professor Tony Stevenson Pro-Vice Chancellor Planning and Resources

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Professor Tony Stevenson

Pro
-
Vice Chancellor Planning and Resources

World Environment Day

Vision 2021



To Achieve


Financial and Environmental Sustainability




Societal Challenges


Ageing; Sustainability; Social
Renewal


Operational Environmental Sustainability

Recent

achievements

include
:



Attaining

a

1
st

Class

award

from

People

and

Planet

Green

League

-

2012

(
26
th)



2013

(**
th
)


Dual

accreditation
-

EcoCampus

Platinum

&

ISO
14001


Recycling

Rate

<
90
%

and

zero

waste

to

landfill


Completion

of

£
4
.
4
m

boiler

scheme

saved

1
,
500
t

CO
2


An

additional

£
1
.
2
M

invested

in

carbon

reduction

projects

over

last

5

years,

saving

£
427
k

and

2
,
500

tonnes

CO
2

p
.
a
.


Energy

consumption

contained

despite

new

buildings


Water

use

reduced

by

a

further

3
.
9
%

-

23
.
9
%

since

2008
/
9


Proportion

of

staff

travelling

to

work

by

car

reduced

from

40
%

in

2004

to

20
.
5
%

in

2012


Continued

implementation

of

biodiversity

action

plan

including

creation

of

a

pollinator

garden


Undertaken

2
nd

year

of

Green

Impact

The ESS Sustainability Team and a network of 80 volunteer Environmental Co
-
ordinators

work to reduce the environmental impacts of the University.


Nominations For Best Environmental Initiative


Calculating the Carbon Footprint and Establishing a Carbon
Strategy for O’Brien and Sons Ltd



Systematic development of an intervention aimed at promoting
active school travel among primary school children



Big Sea Survey



Earth Day: The Face of Climate Change at
NUMed



EAT@NCL Sustainable Food initiatives



U
-
Café Project


Best Environmental Initiative
-

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Earth Day: The Face of Climate
Change at
NUMed

Library, IT & student’s Stay Green Society at
NUMed





21st


26th April




Earth Night
-

all campus lights switched off from 7
-
9pm





Earth Week Exhibition



“No plastic bag or polystyrene boxes” event at the
Tyne Cafe

Best Environmental Initiative
-

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Big Sea Survey

Dr Jane Delany and Dr Heather
Sugden





Trained 350 members of the public, retained
70% of these in 3 year long project to record
marine species abundance along North East
Coast.


Educated and raised awareness of marine
and climate change issues within the public.


Data collected by volunteers is feeding into
national databases to inform marine policy
and wider conservation.


Best Environmental Initiative
-

HIGHLY COMMENDED

EAT@NCL Sustainable

Food Initiatives

Accommodation & Hospitality Services



Creation of a Healthy & Sustainable Food Policy


2011 Good Egg award


2012 Bronze Food for Life for
EAT@Courtyard

and
EAT@Bistro


Initiatives include:


locally sourced and free range eggs


use of MSc certified sustainable fish


Seasonal menus

Best Environmental Initiative
-

WINNER












U
-
Café Project

Newcastle University staff and students from
CEGs, Architecture, Fine Art, Music and CURDs






Exploring the potential of up
-
cycling



Created a café made entirely from waste


Challenging perceptions of what is waste



>150 visitors over 3 days



Children from Hadrian Primary School staged a
concert in the U
-
Café using instruments made
from used bottles and boxes

Awards 2013

Green Impact Working Towards Labs Bronze Award











Merz

Court

Green Impact Bronze Awards

NUBsies


IGM Green Team

Catering Bronze
-

Lean Mean Catering Machine

Green Impact Silver Awards

The
Wombles

(
Leazes

Terrace)

Teamo

Verda

(School of Modern Languages)

IHS
Ecoteam


Library Green Group

Devonshire Green Team

Estate Support Service

Mean Green Impact Machine

Estate Support Service

Highest Achieving Green Impact Team


King’s Gate Eco
-
team

Green Impact Innovation Award

Devonshire Green Team


‘Give Up the Lift For Lent’ Campaign



947 trips up the stairs recorded during
the challenge




~120kg C0
2

saved

Green Impact Students Union
-

GOLD AWARD

Sustainable Estate Project Award

Dave Pearson
-

Cyclotron Project

Outstanding Individual Contribution to
Sustainability at Newcastle University

Jennifer
Molyneux