Sustainability

Our mission is simple – we want the University of Lincoln to become a carbon positive campus.

We will achieve this through:

  • Staff and students taking an active role to preserve the environment and reducing their carbon consumption
  • Continually improving the energy efficiency of our buildings
  • Introducing sustainable policies to be implemented throughout the University

The Environmental Sustainability Team are working hard to ensure this happens. Read the Environmental Sustainability Annual Report 2016

Get Involved – Go Green!

Our aim is to bring staff and students together to ‘green’ the campus through various initiatives both complex and immediate with impact; these include our edible campus projects, walk/cycle to work days, landscape changes and ‘Go Green’ events.

Standards are Important

We’re currently working towards achieving ISO 50001 on Energy Management and ISO 14001 on Environmental Management Systems, this is going to be a long but rewarding journey. It will enable the University to focus on energy performance improvements within standard guidelines.

Our current environment policy can be found here; this will be updated following the publication of the University’s new Strategic Plan and Estates Strategy.

Your chance to Get Involved »   Current Projects »
Become part of the solution. Find out what the team is up to this year and what activities you can be involved in. Discover information about our current projects including our Edible Campus and Sustainable Food.
Energy & Carbon Management » Sustainable Transport »
Snapshot view of the University’s Energy & Carbon Management processes and future strategies. Cycling, walking, car sharing. Read the University Master Travel Plan here.
Recycling and Waste Management » Water »
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – your guide to all things waste and recycling. Not just a drop in the ocean – discover how much water is consumed yearly by the university and how you can save water.
Biodiversity » Accountabilities – CSR and EMS »
From rivers to meadows, canals to swans, and bees to butterflies. Learn about the diverse nature living on this campus. Priorities, responsibilities and accreditations combined to ensure high levels of Corporate Social Responsibilities, and the delivery of Environmental Management Systems.
Fairtrade » How are we doing? »
The University is committed to promoting Fairtrade products to students and staff. Centralised spot for everything else we think you might find interesting!