Sustainability celebrated at University

Students and staff alike joined forces this week to celebrate and learn about sustainable practice. Initiatives to encourage members of the University of Greenwich to be more environmentally friendly were […]

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By Tom Gibson

Students and staff alike joined forces this week to celebrate and learn about sustainable practice. Initiatives to encourage members of the University of Greenwich to be more environmentally friendly were part of a fair running all week.

Greenwich council and local businesses also took part in supporting the University. Kat Thorne, sustainable development manager at the university, added: “Green Week was a great opportunity to showcase what the university is doing as part of its ambition to become a sector-leader in sustainability.”

The university’s School of Engineering were demonstrating the energy needed to power household appliances through several projects. For example, visitors were challenged to ride a bike for long enough to boil a kettle.

Tony Dodson, from the School of Engineering said: “Human beings can’t create enough useful energy on their own. We need machines, which bring their own consequences in terms of carbon and waste.”