If you’ve been watching Blue Planet II you’re one of over 14.1 million viewers who have also been delighted by the scenes of polar bear cubs, giant glowing fish and surfing dolphins. Since its debut on the 29th October, the series has become the most-watched TV show of 2017 so far, beating Strictly Come Dancing and the X factor.
Our sustainability and wellbeing programme at Swansea University has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2018 Edie Sustainability Leaders Awards, in the Engagement and Behaviour change category.
The Edie awards celebrate sustainability excellence and innovation and we are thrilled that Swansea University’s programme has been recognised for its positive impact and achievements at the university.
The programme, named SWell, uses an innovative online platform and app to motivate employees to take part in sustainability and wellbeing activities. Through team work, friendly competition and rewards for participating teams and individuals, these sustainable steps become embedded in the university culture.
Since its introduction at the university just over a year ago, the SWell programme has seen over 23,000 kg of CO2 saved from employees travelling sustainably, a 19% reduction in carbon intensity, over 105,000 ...
We spend an average of 8.8 hours a day at work - for many of us it's much more than that - so it’s extremely important to think about how we can improve employee mental health and wellbeing in the office.
It may seem like a daunting topic, but there are actually a lot of simple and effective ways to promote better mental wellbeing for your employees both at work and outside the office.
The JUMP Employee Engagement Programme at RBS will be presented at the annual RWM exhibition next week. Michael Lynch from RBS and Graham Simmonds from the JUMP team, will be delivering a presentation on September 12th about the success of the programme, sourced through the Innovation Gateway.
The presentation, titled: ‘JUMP’ into action – how RBS saved 5% on its energy bills through colleague engagement, will discuss how JUMP’s flexible approach, innovative technology and engagement expertise was able to increase team building and motivation and save the bank 5% on its energy bills through colleague engagement.
Remember what the world looked like in the 1990s? People used printed maps to find their way around. Texts contained phrases like ‘gr8’ and ‘C U l8er’. The only way to hear your favourite music over and over again was to buy a CD. Computers were the size and shape of a beach ball and your mobile phone only had three uses: making calls, writing texts and playing Snake.
In just two decades technology has completely changed the way we go about our work and personal lives. And with more money being invested in sustainable technologies than ever before, it only take a few clicks to find technological innovations that could reduce your organisation’s carbon footprint and increase your bottom line.
Last week you might have spotted a few articles on Earth Overshoot Day, or noticed the hashtag #movethedate trending on Twitter. So what’s it all about? Well it’s not quite Armageddon, but brace yourself for some hard-hitting statistics
Earth Overshoot Day is the day that our global population consumes more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate. This year it fell on August 2nd, a whole week earlier than last year.
Here’s an interesting, if slightly depressing fact: Every bit of plastic ever made still exists today. It’s a material that is made to last, but the majority of products made with plastic are only used once and then tossed in the bin without further thought. This consume, waste, replace culture is doing serious damage to our planet, as it turns out plastic takes at least 450 years to decompose. This month is Plastic Free July, so we’re here to let you know why you should seriously rethink your plastic consumption and give you some handy tips on how to get reducing, reusing and recycling and spread the word in your workplace.
Encouraging your employees to cycle to work is a great way to keep staff healthy and productive while working towards your sustainability and wellbeing targets. And while your staff may be keen to give it a go, without a little guidance it’s likely they’ll be unsure where to start and fall into cycling misconceptions like ‘it’s too expensive to buy a bike’.
At JUMP, we’re experts in engaging employees in a range of sustainable behaviours in the workplace, including sustainable travel, energy saving and health and wellbeing. We’re here to reassure you that cycling to work can be easy, especially with excellent suppliers of the Cycle to Work Scheme, Cycle Solutions. Joining a Cycle to Work scheme could help you and your colleagues to crush excuses not to ride to work.
Who let the dogs out?
This Friday 23rd June is National Bring Your Dog to Work Day, providing the opportunity for pet lovers all over the UK to bring their canine friends to work with them. The day raises awareness for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs. This year the charities being supported are All Dogs Matter and Animals Asia.
Now I don’t know about you, but when I heard about the initiative, I started picturing all kinds of chaos – dogs chewing on project proposals, drooling on keyboards, play fighting during meetings and devouring the office snacks. But it turns out that the reality is far from it.
Not only are most office pets well behaved (sleeping for most of the day) – they are also a valuable asset to the office and greatly improve office wellbeing. In fact, pets in the workplace are proven to lift mood, lower stress and improve productivity.
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