Our commitment  

We’re committed to supporting and encouraging our colleagues in all their environmental sustainability-related work, including through our flagship programme 50,000 Actions.  

Our Environmental Sustainability Team offer personal support and guidance to catalyse activity across the University, along with creating a culture of sharing and learning.  

We also keep colleagues updated on the latest sustainability initiatives through our strategy, webpages and social media, along with communicating our progress against sustainability targets in a way that encourages active participation.  

Opportunities for colleagues 

We offer a wide range of opportunities for colleagues to get involved in sustainability initiatives. 

50,000 Actions 

We challenge all Manchester students and colleagues to make small changes to live more sustainably and take care of our planet.  

By working together we can make a difference and help reduce the impact of climate change, lower our carbon emissions and look after our environment.  

Colleagues and students can use our online platform, 50,000 Actions, to commit to one or more practical actions to live more sustainably and contribute to our collective goal as a university. 

The platform allows colleagues and students to track their progress and share achievements with friends and colleagues.  

If you’re a member of staff and would like to find our more, log into the 50,000 Actions portal

Project funding opportunities  

Colleagues can access funding for environmental sustainability projects from each of our Faculties.  

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

  • Up to £2,000 available for initiatives covering social responsibility in the curriculum, engaging our communities and outreach. Find more information on the funding opportunities page.   

Faculty of Humanities 

Faculty of Science and Engineering 

  • Better World funding – up to £3,000 for projects that ‘make a difference’ and support the University’s social responsibility agenda.