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
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.
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 EcoCampus Silver Award 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. Our current environment policy can be found here.