Sustainability Action

What can I do?

How can you make small changes to your everyday routine to reduce your (and our) carbon footprint?

Cycling made easy

Cycling made easy

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.

Don't forget to switch off

Don't forget to switch off


  • 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


Helping ethical purchases

Helping ethical purchases

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.

Get involved

  • 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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News and events

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