The Bright Green Business Network and Edinburgh Napier University invite you to hear about the ongoing sustainability projects at Edinburgh Napier and also Edinburgh College. We will hear from Jamie Pearson, Environmental Advisor at Edinburgh Napier and Kasia Janik, who began as a graduate placement on the Environmental Placement Programme.
The Environmental Sustainability Team are currently developing and embedding an Environmental Management System to ensure all significant and environmental aspects across all campuses and student accommodation sites are measured, actioned and continually monitored. To encourage and support staff and students to consider and reduce their own and collective environmental impact at the University, Kasia, Sustainability Engagement Officer, joined the Team in September 2014 through the EPP Programme. The role includes responsibility for developing an overarching Communication, Engagement and Training Strategy, including day-to-day management and promotion of a range of event such as bike maintenance, Active Travel Champion Training, Faire Trade and energy awareness using a wide range of communication options.
We will also hear from Felicity Williamson, Sustainable Behaviours Assistant at Edinburgh College who also started on an EPP placement to encourage pro-environmental behaviour change in college staff, students and the wider community. Felicity’s primary role has been to try and bring about a change in recycling behaviours in staff and students at the college as well as assisting in other areas of the College’s Carbon Management Plan through endorsement of sustainable travel and promoting energy awareness on campus. Felicity will talk about this and the other work she has done at Edinburgh College.
Felicity also speaks very highly of the EPP Programme: “The placement has been hugely rewarding and I have acquired a number of skills which will put me in great stead for my future career. I would thoroughly recommend the EPP placement scheme to anyone wishing to establish a career in the environmental sector and am very grateful for everything the organisation has done for me.”
This event is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the sustainability projects ongoing at Edinburgh Napier, Edinburgh College and the wider community and you can learn more about how an extra short term resource can support your business make positive environmental change
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