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Degrees Cooler Programme

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Degrees Cooler‘greening universities and beyond through behaviour change’ is a 2 year programme supported by the Greener Living Fund, sponsored by Defra. The programme is run by the National Union of Students, with Studentforce for Sustainability providing resource support and London Sustainability Exchange monitoring and evaluating the success of the programme.

The programme will aim to help 90,000 students and staff across 20 English universities measurably change their everyday behaviours for the sake of the environment. The programme will run over two academic years, 2009/10 and 2010/11.


The Degrees Cooler Programme has 3 projects:

EAUC Green Impact
An environmental accreditation scheme, with an awards element, for university staff, aimed at greening departments and work place behaviour through individuals.

People & Planet’s Going Greener
An environmental campaign to develop local bottom-up greening projects and solutions. Students and staff at participating universities are coming together and going greener for themselves.

Student Switch Off
An energy-saving competition between Halls of Residence. Halls within each university compete against each other to reduce their energy usage from the baseline year. Students sign us as Eco-Power Rangers to save energy and encourage others to do so. Prizes are given out during the year to reward individuals and halls for all their hard work.


Degrees Cooler Universities

Universities taking part in Degrees Cooler are:

De Montfort University

London School of Economics

London South Bank University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Roehampton University

The University of Manchester

The University of Sheffield

University of Bath

University of Birmingham

University of Bradford

University of Bristol

University of East Anglia

University of Exeter

University of Kent

University of Leicester

University of Liverpool

University of Reading

University of Westminster

University of Warwick

University of Worcester


If you want to find out more information about the Degrees Cooler Programme please click here or greenimpact@eauc.org.uk.