Green Task Force
About the Green Task Force
The Green Task Force is a group of staff and students of the University of
Essex that coordinates and implements the University's sustainability policy.
Our primary aim is to provide a vision and roadmap towards sustainable
development, promoting models for healthy and sustainable living. We seek to
reduce the costs incurred by the University by improving waste, energy,
transport and catering management, working with existing human resources and
In all our current activities, the University has a considerable carbon
footprint, but we are targeting considerable reductions in net emissions of
carbon in the coming years. Although much has been achieved, there is much still
to be done.
Reporting and membership
The task force is chaired by Professor Graham Underwood (pictured right) and
reports to the University's Sustainability Strategy Group chaired by Professor
Jules Pretty, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Sustainability and Resources. There are 17
members representing students, academic staff and professional services staff.
Full details on our
Our core activities
We are involved with a wide range of activities across the University's
campuses, including recycling, energy management, habitats, fair trade,
transport, and procurement.
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