Celebrating two years of JUMPTuesday, 26 May 2020
In November 2018 our Sustainability team launched JUMP, a programme offering rewards in exchange for actions promoting sustainability, such as recycling and reusing things that would otherwise go to waste. The platform has also recently introduced wellbeing actions, encouraging colleagues to practice mindfulness and other practices that promote wellbeing.
We all like a bit of competition from time to time and so to add extra incentive, users also join workplace teams when they sign up - meaning that as well as being rewarded for your own individual efforts, you also contribute to your team's overall success.
JUMP is now in its second year, and it's going from strength to strength. Since September 2019, over 600 colleagues have taken part, with over 25,667 individual and collective sustainability actions completed so far.
As well as rewarding colleagues every month, each year the team taking the top spot also get to choose a charity to present an award to. We are delighted to announce that the winning team this year is the Examinations and Graduation Office, who have chosen to present a donation of £200 to the charity ReadiFood.
A virtual presentation will take place on Thursday 28 May, where ReadiFood will be presented with their donation. The event will be attended by monthly winners of the JUMP scheme, plus Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Academic Planning & Resource, Professor Mark Fellowes, and members of ReadiFood.
We would like to congratulate the top three point scorers from the JUMP platform this year, who are Lesley Hennigan, Kerrie Walsh and Jess Attoe, for their impressive contribution to sustainability and wellbeing actions. We are grateful to everyone who has taken part in the scheme and hope you will join us again in the year ahead to contribute even more action.
The leader board will be reset for the 2020/21 academic year, and there are plans to introduce new developments that will offer more ways to score points.
You can find out more about JUMP over at our JUMP information page.
And if you're wondering how this all works during the lockdown, here are a few comments recently posted on JUMP demonstrating the ways colleagues are continuing to take part:
"Took part in RUSU's Virtual Random Acts of Kindness" Bethany B, April 2020
"Spoke to my elderly grandad through the window to make sure he was okay!" Martha B, March 2020
"Completed a Linkedin Learning course relevant to my area of work" Nozomi T, April 2020
"Enjoying the garden on my lunch breaks in the sunshine" Jess A, April 2020
"Sharing my clothing maintenance on my Instagram to promote reusing." Debi L. April 2020
"Wrote postcards to my closest work colleagues to just say hi and let them know I'm thinking of them" Bethany B, April 2020