What can I do?
How can you make small changes to your everyday routine to reduce your (and our) carbon footprint?
Think about how you travel to, from and between campuses:
- Cycling: we are constantly working to improve bike storage on our campuses, as well as providing a free servicing via our monthly Bike Doctor Sessions
- Travelling by bus: our award-winning Uni-link service links our main sites and continue to grow; over 4 million passengers travelled on Uni-link buses in 2010/2011
- Flexible working: the University supports this to reduce the need to travel, through working from home, flexible hours and video conferencing
Find out more about smarter ways to travel.
- Switch off your PC at the end of everyday
- Put your PC to sleep when you're away from your desk
- Switch off lights when you're out of the room
- In the winter, wear a jumper
- In the summer, open the window
- Report faults to Planon to avoid waste
- Students, join the Student Switch Off Campaign
Waste and Shopping
- Look out for the Green Label on Food in the Union Shop
- Put waste in the correct bin: food waste in the food caddie, all other waste in the recycling bin
- Getting rid of office furniture? Use the University's own corporate reuse system ‘WARP-it' to list unwanted items for others to re-use within the University. Put unwanted items up there, and before buying new ones see if there's anything you want listed.
- Look out for news and events of what's happening around the university
- Students - get involved in the Union Ethical & Environmental Committee
- Staff - Become a Sustainability Officer and help your colleagues to reduce their carbon impact
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