Staffordshire University signs up to tackle Climate Change

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Staffordshire University has teamed up with leading organisations, community groups and emergency services across the county to tackle climate change.

As part of the Staffordshire Local Area Agreement (LAA) programme, the University is aiming to significantly raise the profile of climate change and its potential impact on the county.

Staffordshire University is working hard to reduce its carbon footprint and environmental performance on a number of fronts.

A travel survey has been conducted to monitor student and staff commuting habits, waste and recycling services are being improved, solar panels have been installed in launderettes and water levels are being reduced, among other projects.

The LAA partners have set up a public consultation programme which includes county-wide debate and online consultation.

Staff and students at the University (and wider members of the public) are invited to participate in the development of the identity.

The process is known as “Our Climate, Our County, Our Choice (OC3).  The process will ask individuals to consider:

  • What climate change means to them
  • What climate change means to their community and,
  • What they think climate change means to Staffordshire

There are three means of delivering this, including:

OC3 public forums being held at:

  • OC3 Tamworth, Tamworth & Lichfield College, 21 Jan 2008, 17:30-20:30
  • OC3 South Staffs, Rodbaston College, 23 Jan 2008, 17:30-20:30
  • OC3 East Staffs, Heath House Training & Conference Centre, 29 Jan 2008, 17:30-20:30
  • OC3 Cannock Chase, Chase Leisure Centre, 31 Jan 2008, 18:15-21:00
  • OC3 Lichfield,  The Guild Hall, 04 Feb 2008,17:30-20:30
  • OC3 Newcastle,  Newcastle-Under-Lyme College, 07 Feb 2008, 17:30-20:30
  • OC3 Staffs Moorlands,  South Moorlands Leisure Centre, 11 Feb 2008, 17:30 -20:30