We are all experiencing the effects of the credit crisis at the moment and most of us feel powerless in its recovery.
However, there is one serious crisis we all have the power to change, just by making simple changes to our behaviour - THE ENERGY CRISIS!
From switching off unused lights to using new technology to conserve our energy, we can all make a difference to the impact we have on our planet.
Whether at work or at home, we have a collective responsibility to save energy and aid the environment in the future, and therefore, Staffordshire University is introducing the 5 Greens initiative to remind us all to conserve energy.
So look out for the 5 Greens signs around the University, get into the habit of switching off where possible, and if you carry on following the initiative at home, you might just find yourself saving some money on your energy bills!
We all have a corporate and a personal responsibility to our environment, so please try to stop Wasting Energy wherever possible!
University energy use
With approximately 1,600 staff and upwards of 16,000 students, Staffordshire University is a major consumer of energy and subsequently has a significant role to play in managing carbon emissions. Read more about University energy use »
Putting Things Into Perspective
It is very easy to trivialise the energy wasted by leaving equipment such as photocopiers on overnight or having the light on in your office when natural light will suffice. Read more about Putting Things Into Perspective »
Tips to Save Energy
There are a number of ways in which staff can help the University to reduce its energy consumption. This does not mean that you have to turn off your heating and not use your computer - a lot can be achieved simply by switching things off when they are not being used. Read more about Tips to Save Energy »
PC Power Management
The University has identified a series of intiaitives to help reduce its carbon footprint, one of which is the implementation of a PC power management solution. Read more about PC Power Management »
Our County, Our Climate, Our Choice
OC3 is a user friendly, interactive and fun way for businesses and residents of Staffordshire to seek relevant and direct information on climate change issues affecting the county. Read more about Our County, Our Climate, Our Choice »