Environment and Sustainability

sunny-dayWelcome to the Environment and Sustainability page. As a College we recognise the growing importance of environmental and sustainability issues and are committed to continuously improving our environmental performance and increasing the environmental awareness of staff and students. Our mission is to make the College of Social Sciences recognised as one of the most environmentally sustainable Colleges on the campus.

The College has planned and implemented many measures toward cutting its carbon dioxide or CO2 emissions through adopted carbon management practice since 2011 when we published our first Carbon Management Implementation Plan. The plan has since been updated to show savings made to date Carbon Management Plan Update 2013- 14.

The College commits to a target of reducing CO2 for scope 1 and 2 emissions 10 % by 2020 against a 2009/10 baseline of 2,313 tonnes CO2

Waste Reduction and Recycling

Travel and the Environment

Green Impact

Biodiversity

A Sustainable University

The University makes a significant contribution to sustainable development, not only in its role as a globally recognised provider of research and teaching, but also in the way it performs as a business, engaging positively with the local and wider community. Whether it's our environmental policies, research into sustainable energies or our schemes to encourage staff and students to travel more sustainably, sustainability is at the core of the University's activity

For further information on the University's commitment to minimising the impact its activities have on the envionment visit the University Environment and Sustainabilty web pages.

Definitions:

The Environment – the conditions that surround us, which can influence and affect all living forms

Sustainability – the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations