Author: Katy Boom

Katy has led the development of wide ranging sustainability initiatives at the University of Worcester in her role as director of sustainability. Her work focuses on the campus, working in the community and embedding sustainability in the curriculum. Overseeing the development of students as partners on major sustainability change programs and building sustainability skills with students and student volunteers Katy’s work has won a number of national and international awards. Katy is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the EAUC. Katy represents the University on Worcestershire's Local Nature Partnership and Worcestershire Climate Change Strategy Group and is a member of the SuLiTest UK Steering Group. Katy's research interests include frameworks for measuring sustainability culture in Higher Education, managing energy in student rented homes, an online magazine for students, academics and practitioners to engage students in sustainable development and developing bike share schemes.

Measuring Sustainable Development Research in a University

International frameworks and the UK Research Councils highlight the need for Sustainable Development Research  to inform policy making, science and technology, yet indicators to measure this activity in universities are only slowly emerging. Kingston University’s first attempt to establish a practical methodology for an Sustainable Development Research indicators based on a highly replicable desk-based study. Visiting students from Worcester Polytechnic… Read more →

Two reindeer toys made from scrape material and wire on a white background.

Re-using reclaimed materials to make handcrafted gifts

Beautiful handcrafted gifts in Worcester Q. What do a reindeer, a pincushion, silly specs and washing up liquid have in common? A. They’re all found in the Pump House Environment Centre’s Eco Shop. The Pump House in Worcester is run by environmental charity, the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust and as well as hosting an ethical café and space for meetings, the… Read more →

Security observation form

Welcome to Green Impact Security Please use the form below to note down any equipment left on, taps dripping, windows left open etc.  Please add the room number in the the appropriate box, only submit the form once you have completed your shift/lock-up. Thank you for taking part in this Green Impact security project.  Please remember to use the comments… Read more →

Midlands Sustainable Education Network – emerging leaders programme

The Midlands Sustainable Education Network Leaders Programme Launched at the EAUC 2017 conference and commencing September 2017 with the initial session at Coventry University, the programme will be delivered over a 10 month period with 5 delivered content sessions and 5 ‘action learning set’ sessions throughout the year. Led by the University of Worcester  this pioneering new programme will equip emerging sustainability professionals with the essential… Read more →

Business Sustainability Workshop- 8th June 3.00-5.00pm

Interface make carpet tiles. They are also widely recognised for their achievements in sustainability,  have been named third in the world in the 2016 GlobeScan Sustainability Leaders report. Interface was one of the first companies to publicly commit to sustainability, when it made its Mission Zero pledge in the mid-nineties. Mission Zero represents the company’s vision to eliminate any negative impacts Interface has on the environment by… Read more →