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John is Head of Environmental Strategy for the University and leads the Environment Team. John has a background in Climate, Environmental Science, Ecology, Energy and Sustainable Buildings.
Sophie is the Environment Team Co-ordinator. She has specific responsibility for taking the lead in sustainable engagement initiatives throughout the university and manages a range of Environment Team staff. Sophie is also tasked with annual environmental reporting and data submission, budget reports and is involved in a range of University and cross city sustainability projects.
Amanda Norris is in charge of the University’s waste and recycling initiatives, and implementing management plans in a commitment to reduce our waste to landfill.
Ian Goodwin is in charge of the implementation and management of Travel Plans and manages the Travel Team. Ian works in partnership with Capital Projects to ensure all new developments have sustainable travel facilities and infrastructure at the heart of their design and operation, to meet the needs of staff and students.
Jason Smith shares a role with Lynn Bonser to cover administrative tasks for the Travel and Environment team, including processing car parking applications, travel queries and personal journey planning. Jason leads on a number of awareness raising events, such as Fairtrade Fortnight, and runs our many Twitter/Facebook accounts! Give us a follow @mmuenvironment and say hi to the team!
Lynn Bonser shares a role with Jason Smith to cover administrative tasks for the Travel and Environment team including processing car parking applications and personal journey planning.
Mark Miles works in Waste and Recycling. He organises the collections and disposal of waste across all university sites, and provides support for recycling initiatives run throughout the year.
Sabine is tasked specifically with developing sustainable procurement practises and policy within the university. She also undertakes research in a range of environmental areas and assists in the coordination of the Fairtrade Steering Group.
Jane is carrying out research into staff and students attitudes towards Carbon Literacy. She is also involved in the design and dissemination of Manchester Carbon Literacy training courses for students and staff.
Chrisoula works with the Environment and Accommodation teams to lead a number of initiatives at student halls of residence. Chrisoula project manages the Student Switch Off Project, which aims to encourage student action on climate change.
Nicola is the Project Manager for Green Impact 2012-13 and is tasked with providing support for staff to adopt sustainable behaviour changes. She is also involved in the development of sustainability in a range of areas, including supporting academic ‘sustainability champions’ and engaging students though extracurricular activities.
Samuel has a split role within the Environment Team: being a travel team assistant as well as helping in the project management of the Student Switch Off and Green Impact projects.