The Green Initiative working group in the School of Psychology aims to bring staff and students together to enact more strategic, deeper change at the School level, embedding good environmental practices across their activities. The group was established in 2019 to support greener activities within our School and to liaise with other university staff in a global effort to support a more sustainable university lifestyle.
"Our vision is to become a task force for environmental sustainability behaviour change, and a resource for staff and students, so they can be empowered to make small changes in their lives to help protect and conserve our natural environment."
Green Initiative Aims
- To act as a point of contact to the School of Psychology to support various Green
- To encourage participation in initiatives such as the Climate Friendly Holiday Shut Down Campaign
- To encourage talks and seminars on energy, water, food conservation and waste reduction research
- To act as a resource available to the School of Psychology to help and guide people interested in helping the environment
- To increase enthusiasm, interest, and a commitment to both staff and students around environmental issues
- To conduct and promote psychological research relevant to understanding, with the aim to facilitate, “Green Behaviour” in the School and across the University
- To actively participate in Queen’s new “Green Award” programme
Interested in discovering more?
Read our Green Initiative Newsletter
Check out the QUB Green Comic Book Plastic Nightmare (downloadable)
Take a quiz:
- The most effective ways to curb climate change might surprise you (CNN)
- How big is your carbon footprint? (WWF)
- What is your ecological footprint? (Global Footprint Network)