Green Office program
ECU runs a Green Office Program for staff interested in environmental issues.
Green Officers can participate in a variety of environmental experiences including workshops, field trips, discussion forums, as well as planning and undertaking projects at ECU.
Previous Green Office initiatives have included:
- Carrying out surveys to determine how many bins and paper recycle boxes were required in buildings, and then distributing bins as required (2010);
- Participating in a Keep Australia Beautiful clean up on campus (2010);
- Organising a trip to the Water Corporation's water recycling facility to gain awareness of water issues in and around Perth (2011);
- Organisation of an organic food workshop for staff (2011);
- Participating in a wildlife night walk through the Karakamia Wildlife Sanctuary (2011); and
- Completing the Living Smart Program (2012).
Green Officers volunteer their time, over and above the duties of their role, and play a key role in increasing awareness of the environmental impacts of daily work practices, and facilitating environmentally responsible alternatives.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry O. Cox recognises the important role of ECU staff in improving ECU's environmental performance, and has endorsed the Green Office program, stating that it "allows staff to take BIG steps towards a smaller footprint".
Any ECU staff member can become a Green Officer. Every Green Officer receives a certificate in recognition of their volunteer services.
For further information, please contact Environmental Services on firstname.lastname@example.org .