Becoming a sustainable university
To achieve our big goal to be a sustainable university, we have a three-point plan covering:
- campus operations
- teaching and learning
We have a big responsibility to reduce our impact on the planet, ensuring that our students are educated for sustainable development, and to research the solutions to the world's most pressing sustainability problems.
strategy is led by the Sustainable Advisory Group who meet on a quarterly basis
and are a subcommittee of the University
Executive Group. The chair of this board is the Executive
Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering who is joined by other
senior colleagues across our departments including, but not limited to, Estates
and Facilities. Students can get involved via their elected UPSU
President. This group reviews all sustainability policies.
In the first semester
of 2021 we will be introducing a sustainability champions network for students
and staff, enabling the University community to feedback, improve and engage
others on all things green. Our sustainability champions will learn how they
can be greener as well as their faculty through individual and team activities
and events with chances to win prizes along the way.