Aspects AspectType Priority Status
Biodiversity & Urban Landscapes Activity L Proposed
Community Involvement Product M In Progress
Construction & Refurbishment Service H Complete
Energy & Water On Hold
Health, Welfare & Safety Waiting On Someone
Income & Investment
Resource & Waste Management
Education for Sustainable Development
Environmental Initiatives Register (Enter past & current initiatives, then enter completed projects from the Envir
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AREAS
Date ~ Main ~ Secondary ~ Other INITIATIVE PERSON SERVICE AREA
29-Oct-08 Education for Ethical Guide Justus Rollin, E&E Student Activities
29-Oct-08 Education for Community Environment and Ethics Justus Rollin, E&E Student Activities
Sustainable Involvement Forum Officer
29-Oct-08 Energy & Water Environmental Audit Students' Union Students' Union
29-Oct-08 Sustainable Biodiversity & Urban Change of Beaver printers Executive Editor The Beaver Newspaper
29-Oct-08 Sustainable Paper Cups Catering Manager Students' Union Café
29-Oct-08 Energy & Water Light Switch labelling Students' Union Central Students' Union
29-Oct-08 Energy & Water Waterless Urinals General Manager Three Tuns Bar
29-Oct-08 Sustainable Community Vegetarian Café Catering Manager Students' Union Shop
29-Oct-08 Energy & Water Resource & Waste NUSSL Sound Impact Students' Union All Students' Union
Management Treasurer Services
29-Oct-08 Resource & Waste Re-use Sales E&E Officer Student Activities
29-Oct-08 Resource & Waste Fatless Fryers General Manager Students' Union Café
29-Oct-08 Resource & Waste Separation of waste into Bar Managers Three Tuns Bar
Management different recycling
29-Oct-08 Resource & Waste Envelope re-use Administration Central Students' Union
Sustainable Induction Week Assistant Union
29-Oct-08 Education for Re-usable bags Students' Union Shop Central Students' Union
Sustainable Manager/Communica Services
Development tions Officer
29-Oct-08 Income & Investment Education for Interest Free Loans Finance Assistant Central Students' Union
29-Oct-08 Sustainable Education for Stocking Belu water Students' Union Shop Students' Union Shop
Procurement Sustainable Manager
29-Oct-08 Resource & Waste Used Mobile Phone RAG Student Activities
29-Oct-08 Sustainable Bio-degradable packaging Catering Manager Students' Union Café
29-Oct-08 Energy & Water Lighting and Equipment Students' Union Students' Union
responsibility plan Treasurer/E&E
26-Nov-08 Income & Investment 10% price reduction General Manager Students' Union Shop
19-Jan-09 Construction & Sustainable Reuse furniture in new Students' Union Central Students' Union
Refurbishment Procurement offices Treasurer Services
21-Jan-09 Resource & Waste Re-use of promotional Students' Union Student Activities
Management mugs Treasurer/Chair of
25-Mar-09 Biodiversity & Urban Community Rooftop Gardening Project Justus Rollin, E&E Student Activities
Landscapes Involvement Officer
21-Apr-09 Education for Job Description update HR consultant Students' Union
ojects from the Environmental Action Plan sheet)
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT DETAILS SCHEDULE COSTS RECOMMENDATIONS &
Education of new students about Ethically produced guide handed out at the Oct-08 Minimal, paid for by Build on this guide to produce
environmental best practise when living start of the academic year re-use sale a more comprehensive
in London. version for subsequent years.
Results in improved, co-ordinated This group brings together Presidents and Ongoing Minimal, currently Increase funding for better
environmental campaigning other members of all the environmental and covered by the training of members to
ethical societies on campus to run joint Environment and increase their effectiveness as
activities. Ethics Officer budget environmental campaigners.
Highlights immediate areas of Carbon Trust invited to carry out audit in Carried out None Bi-annual review process
improvement. Reducing our carbon Easter 2008 Easter 2008
Reduction in deforestation Change to Guardian printers meant that the Introduced Increased costs Other Students' Union
Beaver is produced on recycled paper October 2008 associated with puiblications to use recycled
higher print run and paper.
change of size but
not because of paper
Prevents unrecyclable expanded Paper cups brought in to replace use of plastic 2005 Marginal increase in Move towards reusable mugs
polystyrene going to landfill equivalents cost
Prevents energy wasted through bad Banks of lightswitches labelled to remind 2006 No cost, stickers Teams of students to work
practise people to turn them off supplied through across the School labelling
collaboration with the banks of lights
Reduction in waste water produced Older Urinals replaced with newer models Early 2000s To be extended across
Vegetarian and Vegan Foods have a far Closed 1999 Profit making venture Look into the possibility of
lower carbon footprint than Meat increasing the
Products vegan/vegetarian range
currently offered by Union
Results in a variety of environmental The Union has been signed up to this Ongoing The biggest issue is Previously our approach has
benefits as a result of better waste scheme for three years which places the lack of a payback been adhoc and we have only
management, a reduction in energy Students' Unions across the country in period for the Union, received awards as a result of
usage competition with each to improve their otherwise most costs the work of students rather
environmental impact. would be repaid in a than the Union. Achieving
matter of months Silver Award criteria should be
built into our environmental
Reduction in waste going to landfill and Items, such as pans, file etc donated by Occurred last None, event run by Increased advertisemnet of
carbon impact from purchase of new leaving students in Summer term and then year, will take volunteers initiative and more storage
products sold onto students in Michaelmas term. place again at space in order to sell on more
Money raised used to fund environmental the end of items.
projects summer term.
Reduction in usage of cooking oil Deep-fat fryers replaced with fatless fryers Lent 2008
Reduction in Waste going to Landfill All bar staff trained to separate waste as part In progress Marginal impact on Recycling bins in main bar
of their induction process staff time area during the day for the
benefit of students
Reduction in waste created, reduction in Envelopes collected in Students' Union postroom Ongoing None, result in Extending the scheme to the
paper usage deforestation
Reduction in andhandbooks and flyers produced on
All reused for outgoing correspondence Introduced reduced cost
Costs actually To be continued in other
LSE postroom and future
recycled paper, using environmentally October 2008 reduced on previous years
friendly inks. Camera bought also second- year as a result of
hand extensive tendering
Reduction in number of bags going to Sale of canvas bags in Students' Union shop Reduction in costs of To be continued in future
landfill as an alternative to carrier bags. Also purchasing duplicate years
teamed up with the library to distribute their bags
bags for life instead of doubling up and
buying our own
Encouraging use of public transport Interest free loan offered to all staff to Ongoing None
purchase travel cards
Prevention of non-biodegradable plastic Stcoking Belu Water alongside other bottled Ongoing Marginal, similar GP Replacement of all bottled
going to landfill waters. Belu bottle is compostable and CO2 water with Belu bottles
emissions in its production are offset
Reduction in hazardous waste going to Phones collected during RAG week, raising RAG week 2008 No cost, collection Year round collection from the
landfill money for charity boxes supplied by Students' Union reception
Reduction of plastic going to landfill Wooden cutlery replacing plastic and Jul-08 Marginal increase in Café to supply Students'
packaging for sandwiches biodegradable cost Union shop with sandwiches
By assigning individuals specfic See previous box Ongoing Staff time Introduction of failsafe system,
responsibilities to ensure lights and with managers responsible for
equipment are not left on saves energy sub-ordinates and turning off
Reduction in logging, use of pesticides When 2.5% VAT reduction introduced, no Implemented Staff time, costs Expansion of this kind of cross
etc reduction in most general products and a November 2008 monitered to ensure subsidisation.
10% saving encorporated into the price of that gross profit
recycled, fairtrade or organic products remains unchanged
Reduction in furniture going to landfill During move to new office additional Carried out in Resulting cost less This system to be used in first
and also no carbon impact associated furniture required first sourced from LSE January- than ordering new instance for any new furniture
with the production and delivery of new estates and then second-hand furniture February furniture orders.
Reducing waste going to landfill in the 200 mugs granted to the Students' Union by January None, money saved Discount system to be
form of unused promotional mugs. external company. These were passed onto introduced across Union
Prevented carbon cost of producing new sustainable futures to help their re-usable Services for individuals who re-
mugs mugs pilot project. use mugs.
Gardening will not use pesticides or Rooftop of the St Clement's Building to be Ongoing Currently, we are Depending on the success of
petro-chemical fertilizers to grow. Will used for a variety of large pots to grow a projecting that the this project we could apply for
also act as a way of encouraged variety of vegetables, flowers and herbs. cost of this initiative additional funding from
members of the LSE community to grow This project will be run by both LSE students will be £1,130. "Growing Communities" and
their own food. Carbon footprint reduced and staff members extend over other LSE
as a result. rooftops. Produce grown could
be sold to generate money to
fund gardening workshops.
Meeting key sustainability targets now We are currently undergoing a major re- 21 April to 18 - Effectiveness to reviewed after
part of the measure by which all staff organisation of the Students' Union. New job May 2009 18 to 24 months.
performance is accessed descriptions will contain commitments to
meeting our environmental credentials
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS (any change to the environment, positive or negative, wholly or PRIORITY (Low, Medium, High)
partly, resulting from the aspects)
Positive Negative Potential (ideas for improving Legislation Impact (both Visibility
upon those impacts) positive & negative)
Arena for environmental Huge volumes of paper etc Difficult- ensure that waste is L H H
societies and E&E officer to produced, Banners recycled from Freshers.
raise awareness. New sign up Communicate with societies
system reduces need for paper. before hand.
Effective means of Slight increase in number sent L M H
communicating with our out per week? Environmental
members, and allowing students initiatives to be highlighted.
and societies to advertise Possibility of increasing the use
events, without having to resort of face book/twitter/blogs to
to wasteful poster/leaflet provide dynamic content that
campaigns. encourages people to check
back. Creating a credible
replacement for flyering
Effective means of Electricity usage by host and web Improvement of website to L M H
communicating with our providers. No system for carbon increase web traffic and reduce
members, and allowing students offsetting currently in place. reliance on postering/leafleting.
and societies to advertise Difficult to locate most sections Brief for new website to
events, without having to resort on the website, including section designers states need for
to wasteful poster/leaflet on better environmental practises website to live up to the
campaigns. environmental aspirations of the
Publicity produced on recycled Use of paper both in use of exam Cap on number of posters L M M
paper using sustainable inks. papers and poster publicity produced.
Now through website as well.
Previous campaigns run by Can result in campaign fatigue or Run campaign workshops to M M H
officers and societies have in backlash from some silos. advise activitists on new ways to
sought to achieve environmental Paper usage, production of T- engage students. Institute t-shirt
goals. This year some races shirts, making placards/banners` exchange with local charity
decided to be 'paperless'. shops. Look into possibility of
Cardboard is stored for re use. purchasing sustainable paints.
Priroty campaign has used only
recycled materials to make
placards. Made our own
banners. Communication has
been through texting and
phoning, minimisng need for
Running two environment More donations for Relove- L M H
focused awareness weeks, publicisie better to divert more
provides an opportunity each from land fill. Train students to
term to raise student awareness be their own Dr bikes.
of environmental issues. 3 termly
Green days as well.
Thinner than last year, so cut out Removed the environmental Prioritise environmental section L M H
lots of waste. section (along with many other next year.
L L L
Date Project Person Baseline Data
Location Overview Objectives Targets (SMART) Indicators Resource Requirements Timescales (S, M, L) Status
Added Name Responsible Required
1-Apr-09 Society Travel Students' Union Students' Arranging discounted Reduce environmental impact Assemble list of most common Reduction in No. of society trips Staff: Existing M – Year Long Pilot Proposed
Scheme Treasurer/Societies Union coach/rail travel for of student trips arranged by society destinations over the societies arranging abroad over the last
Manager societies, in order to societies past three years by Julu 2009. flights. Uptake of three years.
arrange a competitive Compile contacts for train and other forms of
alternative to cheap flights coach companies by July 2009. transport.
Approach these companies to
negotiate the possibility of
providing group discounts.
Inform all societies of new
system by September 2009.
1-Apr-09 Environmental Joint responsibility Students' The first two weeks of term Ensure all documents made are When a printing tender is All documents Figures for number of Staff: Existing, Budget: We are S - By September Proposed
Induction of all senior Union are the most intensive in produced with recycled requested the option of a non- recycled. Average of leaflets etc produced confident that we will get increased
management terms of activity for the materials and where possible recycable option will be no one web hit for every by the Union last sponsorship of publications to cover
Students' Union. The sent to students in electronic longer be included. Website new student on year. Hits on Union costs. Website costs are already
result is that this period format and e-mail strategy to be website. Decrease in mini-site last year. covered by the annual fund grant
has a much higher finalised by August 2009 amount of print
environmental impact. We media produced
need to ensure that we during this period
build on work last year to
make this period less
harmful to the
1-Apr-09 The Silver Students' Union Students' The Sound Impact Awards Gain Silver in the Sound Impact Identify key criteria which are Winning Silver Award Workbooks from the Key Resource is again staff time S - By November In Progress
Standard Treasurer/Societies Union are sustainability awards Awards currently outstanding - Done. at next year's Sound past three years
Manager that are run by NUS Introduce these changes by Impact Awards.
services. The Union has November 2009. Deadline
been an entrant for the pushed back due to re-
past three years but the organisation
highest award received as
a bronze. By planning in
advance we hope to gain
a silver award.
1-Apr-09 Society Students' Union Students' Introduction of preferred 1) To reduce the environmental Identification of a small number No. of each type of No. of societies. Budget: Existing. Staff: Existing, M – Year Long Pilot Proposed
Sustainable Treasurer/Societies Union ethical suppliers list for impact of Students' Union of items commonly purchased item bought Historical figures of
Procurement Manager commonly purchased Societies; 2) To encourage best by societies which can have a society purchases. In
items for Students' Union practice by using bulk buying considerable environmental year figures of
Societies power to drive down costs. impact by July 2009. Approach society purchases
sustainable suppliers to
negotiate bulk deals by August
2009. Inform all societies of new
system by September 2009.