This summer we launched our latest employee engagement programme, known as ‘Be The Change’, to employees at the University of Bristol.
Bristol is well known for its dedication to being an environmentally friendly city and in 2015 was awarded European Green Capital status. It is exciting to see the education sector demonstrate the same commitment to sustainability, as the University of Bristol has already made impressive steps to minimise its environmental impact.
Through the provision of the ‘Be the Change’ programme via our specialist online platform and web app we’re helping the University continue to achieve improvements to sustainability. The aim is to encourage employees to take part in activities which tackle plastics, reduce carbon use and boost wellbeing both at home and at work. To incentivise these actions, members are awarded ‘Green Points’ for every positive step they take. The members receiving the highest number of ‘Green Points’ are eligible to win vouchers for local and national retailers and donations for their favourite charities. This gamification creates ongoing momentum in environmentally friendly behaviours, embedding sustainability and wellbeing at the core of University culture.
‘Be the Change’ launched as a pilot to test the appetite for behaviour change among colleagues, and just over a month from launch we’ve already seen 530 members sign up and over 7,000 sustainable actions reported. The University of Bristol is the 8th UK University to launch the programme, joining Reading University, Bournemouth University, the University of Strathclyde, Chichester University, Swansea University, Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Winchester. Following the success of our other University programmes we have high hope for the future of the Be The Change!
For some further information on the success of our behaviour change programmes, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.