Greening the campus
Developing a green campus is extremely important, not only to reduce our environmental impact but also to provide an inspiring and welcoming environment in which to study and work.
A number of central departments have responsibilities towards maintaining the physical environment of the university, but greening the campus is something that staff and students can also influence, and have influenced!
Browse the sections on the left to discover hidden wonders or learn about current projects.
Accomodation and Hospitality Services take sustainable development very seriously - learn more about what the Hospitality Services are doing in the Sustainable Food section.
Accomodation Services have also been developing links with the Big Lemon bus company.
Information Services have been very involved in the Carbon Management Plan (1.3m pdf), and working to make our IT systems more efficient. Reprographics have also been at the forefront of reducing the university's environmental impact, and uses vegetable based inks and recycled and FSC paper.
The Estate and Facilities Management department is working to embed sustainability principles in all their operations, which cover the areas of waste management, carbon emissions, travel, buildings and biodiversity.
The university has signed up to the EcoCampus Environmental Management System, achieveing a bronze award in Feb 2012. Estate and Facilities Management are leading on its development.
The purpose of EcoCampus is to start developing a strategic action plan in order to improve our environmental performance and practices. This will be a great step forward, and we are aiming to get the Bronze standard by the end of 2011.
More information about EcoCampus: www.ecocampus.co.uk