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10 March 2015

Volunteer auditors needed for the Green Impact agenda.

  • Want to find out more about environmental issues?
  • Want to gain the skills and knowledge associated with auditing?
  • Want to make a positive impact?
  • Want to improve your CV and gain valuable employability skills?
  • Want to do a course that is Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) approved?
  • Want to have a fun day learning practical skills?

Then join us as a volunteer auditor for out Green Impact agenda.

About Green Impact

Green Impact is an environmental accreditation programme with an awards element, designed to encourage, support and celebrate departments in making environmental improvements. Interested staff and students volunteer to participate in the programme and receive a workbook outlining achievable environmental changes. All the criteria relate to practical actions, such as only using recycled copier paper, or putting awareness stickers next to light switches.

Depending on the number of environmental actions carried out, departments can achieve either a bronze, silver or gold accreditation. All departments participating in Green Impact will need an audit to verify their level of achievement and this is where you come in!

Auditing

We are looking for volunteer auditors to visit departments and conduct audits. Each volunteer auditor will be fully trained on the criteria and what they need to audit through a half-day of training. In pairs auditors will then complete one or more audit. An audit should take between one and two hours to complete depending on the size of the department.

The training and audits are taking place on Tuesday 31 March at the University of Westminster and Wednesday 1 April at the Natural History Museum. You only need to be available on one of those days.

The audit training takes place in the morning followed by one or more audits in the afternoon.

We will need you to attend the full day of training/audits from 9.30am–5.00pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Please indicate which day you are free using this online form.

What skills do I need?

No technical knowledge is needed. Full training will be provided, all you need is an interest in environmental issues.

Please get in touch if you’re eager to get involved with Green Impact in an auditing capacity, or if you have any further questions.

How can I apply?

Please apply by Sunday 22 March, using the online form.

If you have any other questions please email a.fountain@westminster.ac.uk


About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.


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