May 24, 2012 in News
An essential part of our project is to involve and engage students with the ’Green @ CU’ Facebook page as a way of promoting energy messages, prompting responses, and sharing links, such as to the game. During the year, one of our reflections has been ‘How do you get students continuously involved, particularly in a formal way?’. For instance, Hall Representatives are volunteers, and currently can choose what takes their interest. During this year, the Students’ Union has reviewed the structure between Vice Presidents and Halls Reps. One of the great outcomes, which will be used to continue ‘Green @ CU’ beyond the formal funding by JISC, is that three Environmental Hall Representative posts will be created for students in 2012/13. They will receive a bursary only after completing certain tasks which will include termly targets for meeting with University environmental staff and, for instance, posting items on the Facebook site. Hopefully they will also be enthused by environmental issues. It will be interesting to see if this new structure supports student to student communication on sustainability.
In the meantime, we have arrived on YouTube – the environmental day in February, and a short piece about getting involved in ‘Green @ CU’: