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Join our JUMP scheme –a competitive sustainability and well-being scheme with great rewards!

Since October 2014, the University has been running a fun sustainability and well-being scheme which enables all staff and students to earn points for “good behaviour”! 

Called JUMP, the scheme awards points to individuals which are then totalled to produce department scores.  The scheme has been specifically developed for the University in partnership with a company called Green Rewards.

The scheme operates from a webpage which all staff and students can access from any computer, or you can download the app and access all the information from your phone.  It’s really easy to activate your account and start earning points for simple activities such as reporting on your recycling activities, using reusable cups and energy saving. 

You can also register for different activities such as walking, cycling, using the intercampus buses, or car sharing and participation in University or SU sustainability or well-being events, such as Green Campus Group meetings. 

As the ethos behind the scheme is to reward teams for their combined efforts, you can also gain points for encouraging someone else to join in the fun by registering for the scheme; this could be a student in your department or may be another staff member. 

Remember the more people you have participating in your department, the greater chance you have of claiming that top prize!  

Find out more and start earning points

The great thing about this scheme is that you can check your individual points instantly as they are displayed on the web page and you can also check how well you team is doing from the leader board. 

Throughout the year competitions will be held and spot prizes awarded.   Towards the end of the academic year a “Green Oscars” event will be held to celebrate achievements and reward the most successful teams and individuals.  This annual event is organised by our very own events management students, as part of their coursework and in the past, has featured an Oscar made from balloons and gold painted students!  It also highlights the amazing talents of our music department providing the entertainment for the event.   Teams win monetary prizes of £100 to £500 to spend in the Green Rewards shop, as well as the prestige of owning a Jump trophy.

The JUMP scheme is linked to this staff development programme.  Where you see a course with the light bulb icon, attendance on this course will earn you 1,000 green points.  It is also linked to Operation Paper Cut enabling departments to earn points through paper reduction.

For more information contact Kate Cathie Environment and Sustainable Co-ordinator