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    How our staff and students engage

    Listed below are various programmes and initiatives that staff and students can engage with to contribute to a sustainable Harper: 




    Staff induction  

    Mandatory, all new start staff 

    Learn more about some of the quantifiable key impacts that the University has on the environment and the steps you can take to help reduce these 

    Staff environmental awareness e-learning 


    Voluntary, all staff 

    Two short e-learning modules on Sustainability Awareness. (, login required).

    Carbon Literacy Training (by arrangement)

    Staff and Student Campus Tours (STEP project) 

    Voluntary, all staff and students 

    The Sustainability team can organise lunchtime campus tours of the Sustainable Transformation Energy Project (STEP) initiative. Learn more about our biomass heating, combined heat and power plant and solar PV array 

    Face to Face Training  

    Voluntary, all staff and students 

    Running Termly, the Environmental Sustainability module covers the following topics: 

    • Environmental Sustainability Policy & Strategy
    • Climate Change & Global Warming 
    • STEP Project & Net Zero aspirations 
    • Energy Efficiency/Carbon Management  
    • Resource Efficiency 
    • Waste and Recycling 
    • Sustainable Transport 
    • Biodiversity, Grounds and The Farm 
    • Fun Test 

    EAUC membership 


    Voluntary, all staff and students 

    The EAUC is the member-led sustainability champion for Universities in the UK seeking to drive sustainability to the heart of the sector. 

    Our institutional membership allows all staff and students (certain access restricted) to sign up to access best practice guidance etc. 

    Campaigns and promotional events 

    Voluntary, all staff and students 

    Staff/student emails notifying you of key events throughout the year e.g. Fairtrade Fortnight / Cycle to Work week 

    Social Media 


    Follow us on social media  

    Twitter: @Sustainablehau

    Instagram: @SustainableHAU

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