Working group strategy & achievements

Sustainability is an increasingly important subject that we value here at uea+sport. In order to reduce our department’s, and our sports clubs’, impact on the environment, we have set up a Sustainability in Sport Working Group. The working group’s strategy can be found here: *document awaiting final amendments before publishing* The working group meet at 4pm on every third Thursday of the month. If you are a student or staff member who is interested in joining the working group, please contact the group’s co-chairs: -        Bayley Wooldridge (b.wooldridge@uea.ac.uk) & Hugh Braidwood (h.braidwood@uea.ac.uk)

Working group strategy & achievements

Sustainability is an increasingly important subject that we value here at uea+sport. In order to reduce our department’s, and our sports clubs’, impact on the environment, we have set up a Sustainability in Sport Working Group. The working group’s strategy can be found here: *document awaiting final amendments before publishing* The working group meet at 4pm on every third Thursday of the month. If you are a student or staff member who is interested in joining the working group, please contact the group’s co-chairs: -        Bayley Wooldridge (b.wooldridge@uea.ac.uk) & Hugh Braidwood (h.braidwood@uea.ac.uk)

Achievements of the working group

1.     uea+sport goes green – regular feature in Sportspark staff newsletter to encourage greener working habits
2.     Carbon offsetting project – planted 100 trees in Broads National Park to offset sports club emissions from the 2019/20 academic year
3.     There is now a sustainability section in all club development plans
4.     A Sustainability Sports Award is now included in our annual sports awards event
5.     Sustainable rewards and challenges are regularly featured on the UEA+MOVES app
6.     Volunteers will have the option to give back their kit at the end of the year to be reused
7.     Student Facebook group ‘Do Your Bit, Recycle Your Kit’ now live
8.     Bayley and Hugh qualified as Carbon Literate (Carbon Literacy Project)
9.     Sustainability information now accessible on the uea+sport website