For Environmental representatives - green reps
For environmental representatives – green reps
Every department and division in the University must have at least one environmental representative (‘green rep’) to support and pursue local environmental work in cooperation with the University’s environmental coordinator.
- To support the head of department in implementing environmental policy.
- To give the head of department progress reports on the work.
- To coordinate and pursue environmental work at department level.
- To serve as a liaison and link between the local and central level where the University’s environmental work is concerned.
- To convey central information to employees at department level.
- To provide feedback from local to central level on the environmental work done.
- To take part in training, briefing sessions etc. arranged by the University for green reps.
- To plan, coordinate and develop documentation at department level ahead of and in the course of environmental audits.
Green reps therefore have a key part to play at the University. However, the person ultimately responsible for local environmental work is the head of department or equivalent. The green rep’s role is to support the head of department and pursue policy issues.
How to become a green rep
- Contact your head of department or equivalent to see whether the tasks can fit in with your present position.
- Fill in the requisite form (in Swedish) and submit it as instructed on the form. Note: The green rep will benefit from a good knowledge of the Swedish language in their role.
When these steps are completed, the green rep will obtain access to a group area in the Staff Portal where there are tools for environmental work, details of meetings and other information relevant to the task.