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TropEco Get Involved Staff Sustainability Program

Staff Sustainability Program

In 2022 TropEco will be holding a Staff Sustainability Program - SSP- following on from the success of  our past Green Impact and SOAP (Sustainable Office Accreditation) Programs. These programs have been fun, social and engaging opportunities for staff to make a real difference to sustainability on our JCU campuses.

The program will commence in May this year and further updates will be provided soon.

Green Impact @JCU is a fun and engaging staff sustainability program that was introduced at JCU's Cairns and Townsville campuses in 2019. Over 150 staff members competed across 24 teams completing a range of sustainability actions for points.

  • Staff form teams of 5 or more people - teams can be made up of people you work with directly or other work areas, or even other campuses.
  • Each team chooses a name and nominates a champion as a contact point
  • Each team chooses a range of sustainability actions they want to achieve throughout the year, specific to JCU. We will have an information session before you begin.
  • There are different levels of actions you can take, from small changes to harder activities, and it is completely up to each team to decide what level of accreditation they want to go for.
  • You log your actions using the toolkit, and get a scorecard for your actions, some fun competition with other groups. You will be award a level of accreditation; bronze, silver, gold or platinum for your efforts.
  • Teams will receive support along the way from the Sustainability and Environment Officer and will be recognised for their efforts at a TropEco award ceremony later in the year.

From making insect hotels,  revolutionising tea room recycling systems, organising campus clean ups, and hosting staff stress down days, the 2019 Green Impact teams went above and beyond in their quest to be recognised as JCU's most sustainable team.

Visit the Green Impact @JCU Awards page to find out who won JCU's inaugural Green Impact Challenge!

Email tropeco@jcu.edu.au to register your interest or to find out more about the program.