Planet Pledge 2020: Green Nudges Workshop

Tue 24 November 2020 14:00-15:00, Online

Covid-19 has uprooted many efforts to live more sustainably, from advice against using public transport to vast amounts of PPE waste. So what can we do to decrease colleges' and departments' environmental impact while staying safe? With many of our habits disrupted, this is a great time to take a step back and think about how we can support a green recovery.

We are excited to have Dr. Zac Baynham-Herd from the Behavioural Insight Team (BIT) as speaker of our first workshop of the term. BIT recently released The Little Book of Green Nudges, together with the UN Environment Programme and GRID-Ardenal, which lists 40 nudges university campuses can implement to increase their sustainability. This includes interventions like choice architecture, default setting, social influence and increased salience.

In this workshop, Dr. Baynham-Herd will give an introduction to using behavioural science insights for sustainable action and will discuss some easy but effective, Covid-compatible steps college and university staff and students can take to support sustainability. The 20 minute talk will be followed by a Q&A and brainstorming sessions where participants can pool their ideas for their college.

To attend this free workshop, please register your interest on eventbrite here

This event is part of Oxford SU’s Planet Pledge, for the whole of November we’re encouraging students to do one thing differently to help tackle the climate crisis, whilst also highlighting what actions the University and its colleges can take. There’s prizes for the college with the most pledges so get involved and make your pledge at:

Questions? Email Ben:

Cover photo ID: ‘workshop Green nudges for promoting sustainability during covid, Dr Zac Baynham-Herd Associate advisor at the behavioural insights team. Tuesday Nov 24th, 2-3pm BST, Zoom event’ in dark blue font. on white backdrop with photo of lightbulbs behind. photo of Dr Zac on the right. Behavioural insights team logo in top left, Oxford Uni logo in bottom right, OCS logo at bottom middle.

ID: 'Planet Pledge 2020' in white with the tagline 'do one thing' above. Below in green: 'Go veggie, take action, no plastic, fast fashion Small changes add up!' All on light green background with hanger and globe cartoon faint outline.