Sustainability and Wellbeing Scheme Piloted by University Staff

27 September by Katie Pereira


With students returning to university there has been a lot in the news about the wellbeing of students, but what about the staff?

700 employees at the Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) are about to begin a pilot sustainability and wellbeing programme aimed to encourage good health, sustainable travel and waste reduction within the university.

The pilot scheme, run by Green Rewards, will run for six months and involves a series of activities which are recorded on an app.  Staff will receive weekly reminders and updates on their progress and are rewarded with monthly prizes.

Departments are encouraged to compete against each other and at the end of the six months, the winning team will receive £100 to donate to their preferred charity.

Simon Chubb, ARU’s Environmental Manager said; “At ARU we have pledged to incorporate sustainability into every aspect of our university life, from sustainability research including our Global Sustainability Institute to the impacts of our campuses,”

“ARUgreen is a great opportunity for our employees to play their part in cutting our carbon footprint, and at the same time make some valuable cost savings”.

Green Rewards currently provides programmes for nine other universities including Bristol, Reading and Glasgow

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