Project Description

The Green Charter is essentially a “this is how we do things here” guide to environmental management on site.  Most organisations will have a substantial Environmental Policy in existence with specific policy statements related to waste; energy; water and other potential environmental issues. This is often a large document and not easily remembered by staff or students.  The Green Charter may contain an environmental policy but essentially it should be a guidance document on how environmental issues are handled on campus.  It should include contact details for the Green-Campus Committee, targets from the action plans and best practice guidance specific to the campus.  The Green Charter should be a space on the website accessible to those that use the campus, students, staff and visitors, where environmental information can be published and, more importantly, updated. See our ‘Awarded Sites’ page for examples of Green Charters from our participants.