Today was a really great ‘day at the office’ – and by that, I mean that for the majority of the day I was out of the office! Instead, I had the pleasure of meeting this year’s GIPA’s (Green Impact Project Assistant’s) – the student volunteers who will be helping our Green Impact team’s throughout the academic year with designing and implementing their projects and completing the essential actions.
It was lovely to have Rachel Soper from SOS-UK leading the training session, which gave a fantastic insight into what Green Impact is all about, the benefits and impact this has to the University and what the role entails for the new recruits. We had some great project ideas discussed and there was so much enthusiasm for delivering the aims of the scheme across the University.
Following a buffet lunch, we had a ‘meet and greet’ session, an opportunity for the newly trained GIPA’s to meet their fellow team mates and to start thinking about the year ahead. There was a real buzz in the room with lots of plans being made.
It was a fantastic (and busy!) day of meeting like-minded individuals who all share a passion for sustainability, who want to actively make a difference to our University environment. With the 30 new student helpers all geared up and ready to take action, I can’t wait to see what ideas this year’s teams will come up with and see these take shape over the academic year. It’s gonna be a good’un, I can already tell!