Welcome to the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science green impact blog page.  It aims to offer tips and advice on how staff can contribute to reducing the School’s carbon impact. For further information on carbon management please visit the University’s environmental website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/carbon.

January 5, 2015

QUB Corporate Workwear and Paper Recycling Scheme

With the recent QUB rebranding, materials with the old Q-logo should be recycled, where possible. There are several collection points across campus, including the Ashby and ECIT.  Guidance on disposing of paper and corporate workwear with the old Q-logo is available here.

Add comment October 12, 2017

QUB Green Impact Awards

The annual QUB Green Impact Awards were held yesterday at Riddel Hall.  We received three NUS Green Impact awards:  the Platinum award and the Gold award for the ECIT and EEECS teams and a Special Award for our successful FitBit scheme. Congratulations everyone!


Add comment September 21, 2017

Recycling in EEECS

Did you know that Northern Ireland recycled 42% of Household Waste in 2015?

Every item recycled reduces the amount ending up in landfill sites, and reduces the need for new raw materials.  Across the EEECS buildings we have recycling facilities for paper, cardboard, plastic, tins, glass and batteries.  For more information, check out our previous post here.  If you have any queries or suggestions, please contact a member of the AWARE team.

Add comment August 21, 2017

Switch off during the Summer holidays!



Many of us will be on holidays over the Summer period.  Please remember to switch off any equipment before you leave. This include lights, computers, and any other non-essential equipment.  One easy way we can all save energy is to switch off PC monitors when not in use.

Add comment July 28, 2017

Charity Clothes Collection

Cancer research

A charity clothes collection is taking place across the University this week until 23 June 2017 for Cancer Research UK.  There are donation stations in several University locations, including ECIT.  More information is available here.

Add comment June 19, 2017

Cycle to Work Week 2017

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This week is Cycle to Work Week from Monday 12- Friday 16 June.  The full schedule of events at QUB can be found here.

Add comment June 12, 2017

Book Swaps

There will be pop-up book swaps on:

  • Wednesday 7 June, 10am-12pm at the MBC Foyer
  • Thursday 8 June, 10am- 12pm at the Main Site Tower Foyer

Staff and students are invited to bring along any books on the day or leave books in the marked donation boxes in the MBC foyer or the Main site tower any time between 5-8 June.  There is also a permanent book swap at the McClay library at QUB.

Add comment May 30, 2017

April Bike to Work Breakfast

bike photoIt’s pedal power over horsepower this Friday 28 April as staff are invited to leave the car at home and cycle to work. A free Bike To Work Breakfast will be provided in the Old Staff Common Room, 8.00am – 9.30am

Add comment April 25, 2017

Top Tips for Reducing Paper Usage

reduce waste 2To minimise the use of paper in our school, here are some simple steps that everyone can take:

1. PRINTING:  Think before you print! Use both sides of paper when printing, reduce margin sizes and avoid colour printing.

2. PAPERLESS MEETINGS: Think Green, keep it on the screen!  Distribute memos and agendas via email.  Use projectors in meeting rooms to display notes and reports.  Store manuals and other documents online (Sharepoint).

3. REDUCE: Use white boards for temporary notes and messages. Send e-cards rather than paper cards. Use online PDFs and screens throughout campus to advertise events, rather than paper flyers.

4. REUSE: Reuse paper  by using one-sided print outs as notepads/scribble pads. Don’t use a bigger piece of paper than you require.  Reuse envelopes for internal mail.

5. RECYCLE: Use recycled paper and recycle any used paper- use the designated paper bins throughout the university.

Add comment April 25, 2017

QUB Big Spring Clean – Thursday 6 April 2017

The Big Spring Clean is Northern Ireland’s biggest volunteer clean-up and this April we need your help to make this happen. 

Last year almost 107,000 volunteers got involved in clean up events across Northern Ireland, removing an amazing 298 tonnes of litter (that’s equivalent to 128 family cars or 71 ice cream vans!).

You can help by registering for the QUB Big Spring Clean that takes place on Thursday 6 April, 12.00pm – 2.00pm. More information and register here if interested.

Add comment March 29, 2017

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