Green Aces lead the way in Green Impact

The Green Aces are a new recruit to the 2018 Green Impact initiative.

Date: 2 May 2018

The Vice-Chancellor’s office are taking part in the 2018 Green Impact initiative and have been doing their bit to contribute to the University’s wider sustainability mission.

Coordinated by the University’s award-winning sustainability team, Green Impact is a scheme run by the National Union of Students (NUS) which encourages staff from universities around the UK to do their bit for the environment.

Led by Luli Velez, Green Aces, their team name, is made up of Katie Harnett, Debs Byatt, Zuzanna Watrobska, Alan Ip, Sam Gambie, Manjit Dudrah and Bryan Fletcher.

“Taking part in Green Impact has been inspiring and we have enjoyed meeting some lovely colleagues, from different departments, and students who have been involved with the initiative,” said Katie Harnett, Student Casework Officer Coordinator at London Met.

“Meeting people from other areas of the University has inspired use to do more and push ourselves that little bit further to reaching our goal.”

Over the 2017/18 academic year, the team has launched a campaign to get water coolers removed from the Vice-Chancellor’s complex, on the second floor of the Tower building. The team are encouraging staff in this area to use the water fountain instead of the water coolers, which use excessive energy to run and plastic.

London Met will be hosting an internal Green Impact awards ceremony on 25 May to celebrate the success of staff who have taken part. Teams are awarded Working Towards Bronze, Bronze, Silver or Gold for their efforts.

This academic year marks the second year the University has taken part in Green Impact. Find out about last year’s achievements.