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The University of Southampton

Sustainability at Southampton  

We are creating a more sustainable University of Southampton by working with students, staff and the local community. This is delivered through the following strategic action-focused routes:

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Green Week 2024

The University’s Green Week took place from Monday 22 to Friday 26 April 2024. Open to both staff and students, Green Week incorporated World Earth Day, a global environmental movement to advance sustainability and climate action, and was jointly organised by the Sustainability Community of Practice (SCoP) and Southampton University Students’ Union (SUSU).

A range of sustainability-related talks and activities were held across campuses which can be found on the Green Week 2024 webpage. 

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Sustainability Champion

Senior Vice-President (Academic) Professor Phillip Wright is the Sustainabilty Strategic Plan Owner and our Sustainability Champion.

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• Sustainable Development Goals Report • Annual Environmental Management Review • Greenhouse Gas Emissions • Plus others  

Read more about our Strategy - Sustainability

The Sustainability Strategic Plan

Developed in partnership with the Students Union, our ambitious vision for a more sustainable University determines our time-bound targets and performance indicators.

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The Sustainability Team

Get in touch with the Strategy Goal Champions, the Goal Leads, the SIG and other colleagues to find out more about our work.

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Environmental Management System

Our internationally certified Environmental Management System accredited to ISO14001 is our commitment to managing our impacts and improving sustainability across our estate and surroundings.

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Travel Plan

Our Travel Plan for 2020 - 2030 sets out a series of measures to encourage staff, students and visitors to adopt more sustainable travel habits.

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Staff & Student Engagement

Find out about how you can help to get involved in reducing our environmental impact, including sustainable laboratories and societies.

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