At Transition Strathclyde we have spent the previous four months researching the current lifestyle CO2 emissions of staff and students at the university. The final report is now available to view online using the link below.
The research has identified the themes of sustainable transport and home energy as key areas for future work, and we hope the work will help the University and the Students’ Association in developing well suited carbon cutting projects in future years.
Thanks again to all the staff and students who have been involved with this phase of our research, currently we are working on more in-depth research and planning new projects to roll out across campus in time for the new academic year.
Shona & Chris
Just a brief update on the project, Shona and Chris are in the final stages of writing up their research finding and will soon be submitting the final report to CCF.
The research that was started by the project is currently being expanded upon to gain more understanding of scope three carbon emissions here at the University of Strathclyde.
As the feasibility study is nearly complete, just a quick thanks to all of those that have helped with the project so far and devoted their time to make it a success. The final report will be uploaded to the website and free for you all to browse through, soon after it has been submitted to CCF.
We just wanted to say a quick, but rather large thank you to everyone that filled in our online survey, the results have been processed and the prize winners have been notified. We are currently in the process of writing up all our research and hope to finish our final report soon.
As a final word we really appreciate all the support we have had from staff and students across the University, and are extremely grateful to the participants who gave up their time to come and chat to us in our focus groups.
Chris and Shona
Just wanted to provide a quick update on the project and how our research is coming along. As many of you will know we recently sent out a set of staff and student survey’s. These surveys were designed to collect data which would allow us to provide an average carbon footprint for the university’s community. We have now closed the submitting process and are collating the collected data.
On another note over the next few weeks we will be meeting with staff and students from across the university to collect primary data to allow us to look at more in depth carbon profiles. And to develop sustainable project ideas for the next phase of the project.
We are currently funded by the Climate Challenge Fund for Scotland, and with the next round of bid applications coming up in May, we are looking for sustainability and environmental project idea’s that could be taken forward by enthusiastic individuals. If you would like more information on our progress or feel you would like to be part of future focus groups get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In our first few months we are researching the “lifestyle” carbon footprint of staff and students at the university – this is the impact associated with each individual’s behaviour and lifestyle choices rather than emissions associated with the university’s buildings and services. The areas we are focussing on are transport, waste, home energy and food.
The information we collect in this research will then be used to develop brand new carbon cutting projects in time to roll out for the new academic year in September 2013. We want the Strathclyde community to be at the heart of these projects and so we are running a focus group meeting in order to gather opinions and ideas on what will work best.
Each focus group will run for a maximum of 2 hours with snacks and refreshments provided. The session will start by discussing the feasibility of some projects we have in mind before opening up the discussion to developing new ideas. All are welcome regardless of your previous involvement with enviromental affairs. Places are limited – participants will be awarded with a £20 Amazon voucher for their contributions.
Both meetings will be in the Hills Room, level 8 of the Students’ Union.
If you can’t make this particular date but are still interested in taking part please indicate on the relevant form.
Our friends at EnviroSoc have been busy preparing for go green week, starting on the 11th of feb.
Full listing just below. There are lots of fun and free events happening, and some drinks offers on in the union. Come along with any questions concerning the environment and the kind of stuff Enviro Soc are involved in.
People & Planet’s national week of action on climate change in universities, schools and colleges!MAKE A CARBON PLEDGE: http://bit.ly/GoGreenWeek2013MONDAY 11th
… Film Screening,
6pm. Univ of Glasgow – Boyd Orr Bld 507
Screening and discussion of Gasland, with Glasgow Uni Climate Action.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZe1AeH0Qz8TUESDAY 12TH
Green 12 Hour Tuesday!3pm – 3am
All green drinks £1! Envirosoc and the Transition team will be there to spread the word and chat to students about our upcoming projects.WEDNESDAY 13th
Dr.Bike Session, 12-3pm.
Free bike maintenance and advice clinic in Rottenrow gardens, courtesy of the Gorbals Recycling Project.THURSDAY 14TH
40 Years of Greenpeace
6pm, Anderson room, Union (level 8)
From the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior by French secret service agents, to the current Save the Arctic campaign. Greenpeace night looks back and considers our planet’s future!
Find out more at http://envirosocstrathclyde.wordpress.com/
See you guys there!
If you are a STAFF member please use this link: http://tinyurl.com/aphy82cMany thanks!