WELCOME TO the HALL'S ECO PAGE!
Here you can find all sorts of information about what we’re doing to improve our carbon footprint, useful tips to help you do your bit and some links to other wonderful green initiatives that you should check out.
• What WE’RE doing
• What OTHER PEOPLE are doing
GREEN TIPS – WHAT YOU CAN DO
There are recycling bins all over the hall and they’re there for a reason! It’s really important that you put the right things in the right bin though. All recycling bins have posters on them with what can be recycled but just to remind you:
These are the only three types of plastic that can be recycled in the mixed recycling bins in the kitchen- number 1, 2 and 3. Please don’t put any other kinds of plastic in the bin.
WHAT WE’RE DOING
There are a few things we are currently working on in order to improve the current energy saving system at Southwell:
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING
Here are some links you should look at:
This is an organisation that runs competitions throughout the year to get you to think about green issues. They are mostly photo competitions and you can win all sorts of things from Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream to Metric tickets. They also look at all of the energy data from each hall of residence and they throw a big party at the end of the year for the hall that has managed to save the most energy!
This is an organisation that tries to get you to think of the environmental consequences of eating meat on a regular basis and encourages you to sign up to one of their part-time carnivore options. There is a variety of different commitments from ‘Meat Free Monday’ so you agree not to eat meat one day a week to ‘Meat On/Meat Off’ where you eat meat half the time and eat vegetarian food the other half of the time.
This is the facilities management sustainability website which has loads of great information on what the college is doing to reduce its carbon footprint.
The StepChange campaign aims to get ambassadors throughout the college (these can be absolutely anybody: students and staff) to keep their eyes open and report changes that can be made to improve how environmentally friendly Imperial College is. It is all of these important little things which make a big difference overall.