Sustainability

As a rapidly growing University with over 14,000 students and 1,500 staff, we know that our activities will have an impact on the environment. This is why we’re working to become a more sustainable organisation, and using our resources to make a positive contribution to environmental sustainability; through student engagement, biodiversity enhancement and research.

Creating Sustainable Futures

Our sustainability strategy sets out our ambition for sustainability at the University of Lincoln and introduces our priorities up until 2021. The three key themes that form the basis of our sustainability strategy are:

  • Sustainable Campus
  • Sustainable Culture
  • Collaboration for Change

You can read our strategy here.

As a University looking to the future, we aim to develop our approach around environmental sustainability and provide our students and staff with opportunities to help tackle environmental issues through volunteering opportunities, operational changes or their own research. By engaging our students, local communities and partner organisations in such initiatives, we can make a meaningful contribution to both our local and global environment.

Get Involved

There are a variety of projects taking place, which you can get involved in; from our edible campus project, to walk/cycle to work days or the annual ‘Brayford Pool clean-up’ day. You can read more about these projects and opportunities to get involved here.

Standards are Important

We have achieved accreditation to ISO 50001 and are working towards EcoCampus Silver level for our Environmental Management System (EMS). We hope to achieve ISO 14001 accreditation in 2019. It will enable the University to focus on environmental and energy performance improvements within standard guidelines.

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Our current environment policy can be found here.

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 » Policies and Reporting »
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. Overview of our sustainability performance.