No matter how green messages are tailored people will still ask ‘what is there that I can learn, what is a ‘Green City’ and why is all of this important anyway?’ So to help you and your team to understand more about sustainability in Bristol and encourage behavioural change in your workplace, find out how a fully subsidised online resource could be a great way to get your team involved and provide added support for your Green Champions.
Our Green City: Global Challenges, Bristol Solutions was developed by the University of the West of England (UWE). It is a new tool to use when developing a greener and sustainability focused workforce.
UWE Bristol, as a place of environmental education, wants to ensure a lasting legacy for Bristol as the European Green Capital 2015. This starts with ensuring that as many people have access to information and education on the benefits of ‘Going Green’.
Linking closely with the key Bristol 2015 themes of nature, transport, food, energy and resources, UWE have developed an online public education resource.
It’s not all about theory. In fact UWE is well rooted in the city so we have entwined stories from across the world with inspiring case studies of local leadership and innovation from Bristol. For example urban agriculture projects such as ‘Grow-it, Cook-it, Eat-it’ from Trinity Arts, food recycling projects from Resources Futures, The Easton Energy Project, self-build housing projects from Eco-Motive and many more.
What will the course do for me and my team?
Develop your understanding of sustainability and, through exposure to real, grassroots innovation, equip you and your team with the capability to lead change in your own communities or business.
How much will it cost?
It’s free to sign up and use because it has been already funded by Bristol 2015, Bristol City Council and The Department for Energy and Climate Change.
How long will it take?
6 weeks, between 1 – 3 hours per week (but this is not a prescribed weekly commitment)
How will I learn?
Through video presentations, quizzes, additional reading and taking part in online discussions with other likeminded people.
Who is it for?
Anyone! You do not have to have an environmental science degree, you just need the interest and passion to engage.
When does it start?
1st February 2016. Enrollment is now open.
How do I tell my colleagues about it?
A full media pack is available to support promotion of Our Green City to your staff; please contact Simon Bates, project manager for more information Simon2.firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow developments on Twitter @Our_Green_City
Our Green City is funded by Bristol 2015, Bristol City Council and The Department for Energy and Climate Change. It would not have been possible without the brokerage and advocacy of The Bristol Green Capital Partnership.
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