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Environment and Sustainability Team

Following a restructure in 2020 The Environment and Sustainability Team transitioned away from the umbrella of the Safety, Health and Environment Team to stand independently and with a dedicated Sustainability Board to ensure governance and effectiveness of the team.

Part of the Estate and Campus Services team, the Environment and Sustainability Team are responsible for managing initiatives supporting the accomplishment of our goal to be a Net Zero Campus (Scope 1&2) by 2030. We work closely with staff, students and our wider community to raise awareness of the impact of climate change, share best practice, encourage and support behaviour change and initiate socially impactful projects and initiatives.

Meet the Team

Environment and Sustainability Manager

Victoria Blake, Environment and Sustainability Manager, standing in green forest

Victoria Blake

With over 15 years of experience in working in sustainable development Victoria leads the Environment & Sustainability Team with the responsibility for developing and delivering on the sustainability plan for the University. Prior to joining Victoria worked as Sustainability Manager at BRE Ltd, where she was responsible for the management and implementation of turnaround initiatives to drive sustainability at a group-wide level. Victoria is dedicated to striking a balance between the objectives and requirements of the University with those of the environment and is passionate about achieving sustainability in both the natural environment and built environment.

Sustainable Travel Officer

Amy Moore

Amy has worked in sustainable transport for over 8 years encouraging lots of different people and families to make positive travel changes for their health and the Environment.

As the University Sustainable Travel Officer, Amy is responsible for the UON Travel Plan and reducing our carbon emissions from all transport related activity – including how our staff and students travel to campus. Amy is passionate about promoting sustainable travel options and minimising the impact on the environment.

Travel Plan Co-ordinator

Hollie Darby Travel Plan Co-ordinator, standing at University of Northampton bus stop

Hollie Darby

Hollie joined the team in November 2020 to work alongside Amy to deliver the University Travel Plan, to administer parking and travel related queries from across the university and increase awareness of sustainable travel options. Previously Hollie worked for Northamptonshire Highways as a Travel Choices Administrator, where she reviewed travel plans from developers ensuring they implemented sustainable strategies set out by the County Council.

Together Amy and Hollie have a target to reduce staff and student travel by single occupancy vehicle by 20% over a 5-year period (2018 – 2023).

Energy Officer

Danielle Bird Energy Officer, standing outside Energy Centre

Danielle Bird

A former BSc Environmental Science Student at the University, Danielle is applying the knowledge and skills she gained from her degree to her role as Energy Officer. Danielle’s role involves monitoring, measuring and reporting on energy usage and consumption across the estate and identifying any savings opportunities to help reduce our emissions by exploring ways to maximise energy efficiency. Part of Danielle’s role is to also raise awareness of energy use and its associated environmental impacts through engagement and initiatives with students and staff. Prior to studying Environmental Science, Danielle worked as a Project Manager within the exhibition industry but decided to follow her interest and love for the environment.

Environment Advisor

Emma Stone Environment Advisor, standing next to Up The Cup stand

Emma Stone

Emma joined the University in 2019 as Project Manager responsible for the implementation of a funded Cup recycling project across the university and town centre partners.  Having found a way to combine her skills with her passion for sustainability she took on her role as Environment Advisor. Emma’s role includes increasing awareness of sustainability and implementing initiatives to support staff and student engagement and behavioural change, working alongside Victoria to effectively monitor and implement our Environmental Management System, develop action plans to ensure sustainable waste management practices and support the creation and implementation of our Biodiversity Action Plan.

Contact us

If you are a member of staff or a student at the University of Northampton and you would like to know more about our team or to maybe get involved with sustainability at the University please email and one of the team will be in touch.

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