Sustainability: on the path to net zero

The University is recognised as an innovative leader in higher education for sustainability, across teaching and learning, research and our University operations. 

We have three main goals:

  • To have a sustainable campus
  • To enable learning about sustainability and to pioneer research solutions to the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges
  • To motivate the next generation of students to go out and tackle the sustainability challenges they'll find in their workplaces

<p>12 steps to net zero</p>

Get involved

We have an international reputation for being a leader in the field of sustainability. 
But we want you to be involved!
We have a number of current initiatives and activities for you to join – explore and find out more.

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<p>Campus sustainability map</p>

Campus sustainability map

We've created a sustainable campus that reduces our impact on the environment, giving you a live sustainability learning experience. This campus trail tells you more about our sustainability activities and the technology that we have on campus, much of it hidden behind the scenes in the building’s structure.
You can take a tour of the campus sustainability features on our interactive sustainability map.

News and events

Meet the team

Discover more

Sustainability is embedded not just in operations across the University but also in our course provision, education methods and research.

Dartmoor expedition

Sustainability Courses and Programmes
Plymouth offers a range of sustainability themed courses and programmes across many disciplines.

<p>Sustainability education</p>

Sustainability Education
Discover how the Centre for Sustainable Futures works to embed sustainability across our faculties.

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Sustainability Research
Our Sustainable Earth Institute is about advancing research, knowledge and innovation for a more sustainable Earth.