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Sustainable City Challenge

Who is it for?

ALL STAFF.  Every member of staff belongs to a team based on the School or Professional Service Department they belong to.

How will it work?

Teams will earn points for monthly challenges and running their own sustainability project or campaign (Extra Mile projects).  Points will feed into a Leader Board which will be used to determine award levels and the annual Challenge winner.

Monthly Challenges

Each month we'll issue a challenge to all staff. This might be an activity that lasts throughout the month or a one off event that you can come along to. Challenges will have a positive impact on City’s sustainability, including everyday actions (recycling, printing, procurement etc.) and the targets that City has set to address these. Points will be awarded based on the department’s participation and performance Details will be provided prior to the commencement of this part of the Challenge.

'The Extra Mile'

Staff can choose to run their own campaign or project which has a positive impact on environmental and/or social sustainability in their teams, across the University or in the community. Funding is available for these and projects and campaigns are showcased regularly. Points awarded are based on achieved targets and an ideas bank will be made available to help inspire staff.


Points for all aspects of the Challenge will also be added up and teams will be eligible to receive Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum awards.

There will be some prizes on offer for the winning team of every competition and every member of staff that participates in each competition will be entered into a prize draw.

Staff that participate in 'The Extra Mile' will also be eligible for special awards.

For more information about the Sustainable City Challenge, please contact the Sustainability Team at sustainable_city@city.ac.uk.