Green Practices at ISP
The project «Green UiO – sustainability in research, teaching and practice» is investigating the impact and consequences of an environmental drive for the University of Oslo as an institution - and also for ISP.
We are working hard to make out practices greener! Photo: sxc.hu
The Faculty of Educational Sciences (and consequently the Department of Special Needs Education) has been selected for environmental certification as an "Environmental Lighthouse" (Miljøfyrtårn). The Department is working hard to comply with these demanding requirements, and to become "greener". The first phase of the project has been completed and included meetings with "Miljøfyrtårn" consultants and understanding the basics of environmental certification. Furthermore, the Green UiO team from our department has been working with collecting data on where we stand at the moment. They found that the department already has a number of "green" practices, but that there is definitely some room for improvement. One of the challenges will be to reduce the amount of paper that the Department is using.
Our Goals for the Next Phases
The Department of Special Needs Education is an active participant in the work of the “Green UiO” and will continue promoting green practices among our employees and students. The main goals of the Department in connection with the project are to:
- Reduce the amount of paper used for printing and copying
- Reduce the number of flights for business trips/ use public transport wherever possible
- Increase the use of modern ICT for meetings/ discussions
- Reduce sick-leave rates of the staff
- Improve the indoor air quality
- Improve our recycling practices/ systems
Want to Help?
With the help of our employees and students this project will definitely succeed! Make your contribution now by thinking green and slightly changing your everyday habbits for better care of the environment. The Department will work with the project throughout the year to improve the indicators of 2010.
Read more about the project on our website for information in Norwegian.