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.

A review of Go Green Week 2018

A successful Go Green Week collaboration in Worcester promoting the 10 Golden Rules of Living Sustainably Volunteers and local businesses showed that small changes in daily lives can  help the environment by reducing water and energy usage, using sustainable methods of transportation, re-using & recycling, and reducing food and plastic waste. We kicked off with ‘Feed the 1,000’ at the Guildhall… Read more →

Sustainable Education Sector Report 2017

University and College leaders recognise sustainability as priority but fail to deliver Sustainable Education sector report 2017 from the National Union of Students (NUS), Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), University and College Union (UCU), Association of Colleges (AoC) and the College Development Network (CDN). The research shows 1 in 3 respondents reported sustainability as a strategic priority for… Read more →