In line with Bond’s overall commitment to sustainability, the Humanities and Social Sciences Sustainability Group recently launched its Green Ambition campaign aimed at raising awareness of environmental issues and generating staff support for new initiatives to increase the Faculty’s sustainability.
Both staff and students turned out in force to the launch, where the group outlined their activities and shared the sustainability initiatives the Faculty and the Bond Sustainability Committee had implemented and would be implementing over the next few months. The new initiatives include:
· Recycling all printer cartridges.
· Providing pens to staff made from recycled material.
· Using lever arch files made from recycled material.
· Collecting disused mobile phones and chargers for recycling.
· Supporting Rain Forest Rescue and their project to buy back sections of the Daintree Rainforest.
· Providing staff with recycling bins in their office for waste paper.
· Providing paper and plastic recycling bins in Faculty kitchen areas.
HSS will act as a testing ground for the new kitchen and office space recycling systems over the next few months, which if successful, will be rolled out across the University.
Dee Jackson, a member of the HSS Sustainability Group said: “People seem pretty supportive of the initiatives, but we can’t go on like business as usual. We have to change our actions and attitudes if we are going to make a difference.”
The Green Ambition campaign will run as a constant within the Faculty to remind both staff and students to act thoughtfully and responsibly to reduce their impact on the environment.