About Jump

Welcome to Jump

Jump is an interactive programme for all staff at the University of Reading which rewards you for behaviours that improve individual and university wide sustainability and wellbeing. 

You'll compete as part of a team to earn Green Points for your actions. There are a whole range of actions that you can earn points for under a number of different themes: 

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • My Carbon Footprint
  • Get Involved
  • Sustainable Travel
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Food and Drink

Each activity has a full description of what you'll need to do to earn Green Points - some will require a submission that you can make through the website, whilst others will invite you to report on a weekly basis. Throughout the year, we'll be taking part in events and campaigns with even more opportunities to take part and earn points. 

Each month there are 2 x £20 vouchers up for grabs for the two people who have earned the most Green Points that month. This means that, no matter when you've joined Jump, everyone has a chance to win!

Sustainability at University of Reading

This is all part of the University's 2020-2026 Environmental Sustainability Strategy - and we want you to get involved! We know that small actions add up to make a big difference and that everyone has their part to play in addressing the Climate Emergency. That means saving energy and water where we can, connecting with our natural world, opting for active travel, or thinking about the impact of our diet. 

Whether you're working remotely or in the office, we've got activities for everyone to take part in. Keep an eye out for our 'Home Working' icon on activities that have been upgraded for working from home.

I'm already taking part but I want to do more

Got an idea for how we can improve Jump? Take part in My Ideas and let us know - we're always keen to hear from our community of sustainability super heroes!

What can you win?

There are loads of prizes available for individuals taking part in Jump as well as £200 to be donated on behalf of the top performing teams every year. You'll get the chance to win: 

  • One of two prizes for the top performing individuals (from a choice of a £20 M&S voucher, £20 Love2Shop voucher, £20 Eco Voucher, £20 Showcase Cinema Voucher or a Sustain-IT bottle and catering voucher). 
  • Every year £200 will be given to the winning team, to donate to their favourite charity (Launchpad, ReadiFood, Wildlife Trust or the British Heart Foundation).
You're also able to see how you and your team are performing on the leader boards on the homepage. 

How can I download the app?

There's a free Jump app available on iOS and Android so you can get rewarded on the go! Click the buttons below to download the app for your device.