Friday, 25 November 2011

The Green Impact Project

I am getting INCREDIBLY excited about the NUS (National Union of Students) and their Green Impact Project. It's a new scheme in which staff at University's all over the world pledge to make changes to reduce their impact on the environment. (Excellent!) It involves NUS joining forces with a 'Degrees Cooler' program to try and make the world a better place.

I don't know if you've seen the videos but NUS are promoting the hashtag #iamchange and creating adverts and little youtube vids to show people that even doing a tiny thing to help the environment makes a huge difference.

It's sad because I think that most people know they could do little things to help the environment, ie a bag for life, recycling, turning off switches that don't need to be on.... but I think that they just think 'Why bother?' I assume they think that just one person, switching off one light switch, won't make a blind bit of difference to the world.

But they're wrong! And the green impact project has stepped in to educate people (not in a patronizing way, in a POSITIVE WAY) on how to make the world a less globally warm place, and just a lovely GREEN place.

Here's a tasty fact I learned today: Recycling two glass bottles saves enough energy to boil water for five cups of tea. There you go! I don't understand WHY. WHO NEEDS TO KNOW WHY? It just DOES, it just WORKS LIKE THAT.

I will be posting more about this Green Impact Project because I am PART OF THE TEAM. It has just started at my University, the University of Worcester, and I am a Green Impact Project Assistant.

This means that I get assigned to a certain department at Uni and I get to go help them become more green. How FAB is that?! FAB.

I'm out. I have to go get ready to meet my girlllllllfrannnnnn. But I will be posting more in this stuff. Stay tuned!!

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