The Department of Statistics is dedicated to improving its environmental impact. We are working alongside the University of Oxford's Environmental Sustainability Team to help create a greener University.
To aid this goal the Department joined the Green Impact Scheme and set up a Green Team. Green Impact is run by the National Union of Students (NUS) and was created to help universities become greener through completing various goals in areas such as recycling, energy reduction and transport . The Environmental Sustainability Team supports the Green Impact Scheme as the best way for departments to become greener. In June 2015 the Department of Statistics achieved a Silver Impact Award to add to the Bronze won last year.
The Statistics Green Team has implemented many initiatives to encourage staff and students to save water, electricity, paper and to recycle more. The team has also made changes to the buildings, such as introducing more green plants in the rooms; monitoring the use of air conditioning; and putting water saving devices in the toilets.
The team has encouraged staff and students to use public transport or to cycle around Oxford by highlighting various services and giving out free bike lights.
In February 2015 the Green Team organised an event to highlight the importance of saving water and to raise money for the charity, Water Aid. At our Water Day, we raised £140, which will go towards giving people access to clean water and good sanitation.
In 2016 the Department of Statistics will be moving home to the former Mathematical Institute building on St Giles. As part of the refurbishment, we are making certain that the building is environmentally sustainable.
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