Meet the team

We are Sustainability

We have a dedicated team, in a broad range of roles, contributing to sustainable development across our campuses. We are committed to the promotion of sustainability to a variety of stakeholders, to conserve the local environment for our students, staff, the wider community and our resident wildlife.

Senior staff

Grounds team

The Grounds team maintains Wivenhoe Park, home to our Colchester Campus, along with our Loughton and Southend Campuses. The Grounds team aims to provide an attractive, clean and interesting setting with a sound, conservation-minded attitude to campus flora and fauna at the University. Maintenance is carried out to an agreed specification appropriate to the listed status of both the Colchester and Loughton Campuses.

Sustainability team

The University's Sustainability team looks after environmental performance at the University of Essex.  We cover carbon management, energy, waste, water, sustainable procurement, transport and biodiversity. Our key target is to reduce CO2  emissions by 43% on 2005 levels by 2020


 Iain Farquharson

Area of sustainability: Travel, transport and energy

Sustainability (Energy and Transport) Manager, Estates and Campus Services

Iain manages and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of travel, transport, environment and sustainability engagment. 

Position Vacant

Area of sustainability: Environment and Recycling

Sustainability (Environment and Recycling Manager), Estates and Campus Services

This post-holder will manage and oversee all aspects of Energy, Recycling and Waste.

 Daisy Malt

Area of sustainability: Student and staff engagement

Sustainability Engagement Officer, Estates and Campus Services

Daisy is the Sustainability Engagement Officer, responsible for managing the Green Impact and #LittleChoicesBigChanges engagement programmes, as well as working with departments across the University to help develop and promote their sustainable practices. She organises events and activities aimed at boosting sustainable behaviour both on and off campus, around themes including travel and transport, energy use, waste and recycling and resource efficiency.

 Eleanor Turner

Area of sustainability: Student and staff engagment

Sustainability (Engagement) Assistant, Estates and Campus Services

Ellie assists with the engagement aspects of the University's sustainability and energy reduction work, to achieve a greater awareness and engagement of students and staff across the University. 

 Lucy-Anna Harris

Area of sustainability: Administration and energy

Sustainability Coordinator, Estates and Campus Services

Lucy provides the Sustainability team with efficient administrative support service for all aspects of the section including sustainability, energy, environment and transport.

Alexa Gordon
Alexa Gordon

Area of sustainability: Marketing 

Marketing Officer, Estates and Campus Services

Alexa provides the Sustainability team with efficient marketing support for all aspects of the section.

Dr Jane Hindley

Area of sustainability: Education for sustainability

Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History

Jane is the leading figure in the implementation of education for sustainability across the University. She also runs the annual Summer School in Sustainble Practice which is an intensive two week programme where students gain a broad introduction to sustainability theories and practices.

 Louise Buxton

Area of sustainability: Waste reduction and recycling

Contracts Manager, Estates and Campus Services

Louise is responsible for the day to day running of the waste management contract at the Colchester Campus. She is tasked with improving on-site recycling percentages

Travel and Transport team

The  University's Travel and Transport team look at reducing the negative impact the University has on the local environment such as air quality, local congestion and to reduce the number of cars accessing the University. The University provides facilities and offers measures which promote  healthy active travel to campus such as walking, cycling and the use of public transport to encourage a shift from private car use.

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