The Sustainable Aston Working Group is an interdisciplinary group of academics, student representatives and support staff. Supported by the Executive, in May 2007, the Sustainable Aston Working Group developed a vision, Aston’s Sustainability Aims (PDF), committing the University to the concept of sustainability in the three key areas of community, teaching and research. This was then further developed in June 2008, when SAWG established a Sense of Direction document, detailing key areas of focus for the future.
A network of satellite groups to the Sustainable Aston Working Group is evolving. There are currently sustainability groups focusing on Procurement, the School of Life and Health Sciences and Aston Business School, as well as an active Fairtrade Steering Group and Bicycle Users Group.
The Sustainable Aston Working Group's prime role is to act as a focus for all of these activities, fielding ideas, lending support and enabling action. If you want to find out more about the Sustainable Aston Working Group contact Julie Ottley on firstname.lastname@example.org.