PER Team – Environmental Statement

In accordance with the University of Birmingham sustainability policies, The Public Engagement with Research (PER) Team want to minimise our impact on the environment and better integrate environmental values and sustainability into our work. For example, last year (April 2018 – April 2019) non-attendance without cancellation at our events resulted in over £1,500 of food waste.

Therefore we ask that you work with us to help minimise waste and environmental impact by:

  • Letting us know if you need to cancel attendance, where possible at least 48hrs in advance, so that we may amend catering orders
  • Being mindful whilst at events to return rented glassware and crockery, appropriately dispose of compostable or recyclable items and only filling your plate as full as your appetite

We hope that small steps like this will enable us to continue to offer a high level of service to all whilst being kinder to the planet.