The University of Huddersfield is committed to sustainability, aspiring to reduce the impacts its staff, students and operations have on the environment. From implementing the waste hierarchy and promoting wildlife and biodiversity, to owning a fleet of electric vehicles and working towards Fairtrade accreditation, the University is working across the board to promote Sustainable Development.
There are lots of ways for you to get involved with sustainability at the University of Huddersfield. Check here for the latest updates!
This November the Sustainability Team and Occupational Health Team are teaming up to encourage you to get involved with the Big Hog-Friendly Litter Pick Challenge organised by the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Campaign and British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
As we all prepare to spend more time at home over lockdown, we're reminding you of some of the many benefits of getting outside for a walk:
So incorporating a daily walk is not only a great way to look after yourself, but if you use it as an opportunity to do some litter picking, it can also be a fantastic way to help the wildlife in your local area who may get tangled in or eat litter that is left lying around. Hedgehogs are particularly vulnerable to the effects of litter, and as their populations continue to decline in the UK its increasingly important that
we do as much as we can to give them a helping hand! Our Campus Support Officers will be continuing to conduct regular litter picks on campus to help keep the University as hedgehog friendly as possible.
All you have to do to be in with the chance of winning a £10 One For All voucher is get out in your local area, collect some litter and send a photo of you and your haul to us on Instagram @hudsustainability or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will showcase the photos on the @hudsustainability Instagram page. The competition will run until 5pm on Thursday 17th December and the winners will be announced on Friday 18th December. Please specify your school or service and whether you are a staff or student at the University.
Please make sure you adhere to social distancing and other relevant Covid guidelines and procedures. Please check Gov.uk for the latest, up to date information. Also, please make sure everybody who features in your photo is happy for it to be posted online.
Please also take a look at the advice issued by Hedgehog Friendly Campus team below:
Please ensure that you: