November 2, 2015, by sustainablenottingham
St Peter’s Court’s green impact
Kirsty McKeown, Off Campus Student Affairs Assistant, reports on a joint environmental project with St Peter’s Court.
St Peter’s Court (SPC), one of our off-campus third party halls, believe that moving to university is a good time for students to form good habits, which is why they’re working with the University and NUS to help SPC students develop good habits around their environmental responsibilities too.
In October, SPC and Off Campus Student Affairs held a free Dr Bike event at St Peter’s Court in order to promote cycling as a healthy, inexpensive way of travelling to lectures. As well as repairing bikes, we gave away a lot of practical freebies to encourage our students to choose cycling and also provided information on the Ucycle bike hire scheme. SPC also has a permanent ‘cycling corner’ in the Reception area that provides information on safe cycling, various cycle maps of Nottingham and tips for keeping bikes secure.
In common with Unite properties across the country, St Peter’s Court are currently in the process of recruiting students to join the Unite Students Green Impact team. Run by NUS, Green Impact is an environmental accreditation scheme using a workbook of actions to drive improvements in sustainability. The Nottingham City team achieved a bronze award last academic year. They’re looking for students to join the team as Green Impact Consultants to help go for gold this year! The students will receive green impact training and help us promote green initiatives, organise events and influence their peers – a great addition to a CV!
Unite are on a mission to make their properties as environmentally friendly as possible. They have created a short video showing how students can play a part in this, so we’re sharing the video with our students.
Find out more about Unite’s environmental activities at http://www.unite-students.com/living-with-us/green-living