Regardless of whether we are strong supporters of sustainability issues, one thing is for sure, our daily actions at home and in work do have an impact on the environment, economy and society.
Our choices and actions impact on the environment in lots of ways. For example: choosing whether to walk or drive to work or the shops; whether to buy local food or food that has been transported across the world; or whether to switch the computer off using the mains switch instead of using the stand-by button.
As part of Cardiff Metropolitan University’s commitment to raising the awareness of sustainability and trying to engage staff in helping to make a difference, we have developed a short and snappy on-line e-learning module which can now be accessed by all staff as part of their on-going staff development and particularly as part of the induction process for new staff.
This course has been designed to introduce staff to the topic of sustainability and to look at some of the policies the University has in place to manage its commitment to becoming a sustainable university. As well as learning what sustainability means, managers and staff can find out how to:
- Save energy both in the office and around the home
- Impact on the environment in a sustainable way
- Encourage biodiversity on Cardiff Metropolitan University’s campuses, in the city and in our gardens
- Eat sustainably
- Save energy in the travelling that you do
- Recycle your waste
- Use less water