Since declaring a climate and ecological emergency it is now as important as ever for staff and students to help us reduce our carbon footprint.
Energy is used in everyday activity from food you eat to how you travel. Most of which is derived from burning fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide makes up most of these gases, but others including methane and nitrous oxide are emitted and are just as harmful. Greenhouse gases absorb energy and trap heat in the atmosphere and this is what is causing increases in average global temperatures and changing our climate.
Everything you do adds to your carbon footprint. The size of your footprint will depend on a variety of factors; the size of your home; the type of vehicle you use, how often you fly, what you eat and the products you buy.
By understanding what contributes to your carbon footprint you can take steps to reduce it. You can estimate your footprint on the World Wildlife Fund’s carbon footprint calculator.
You can complete our Carbon Literacy module Moodle.
Our top tips to reduce your carbon footprint
We have a dedicated team, in a broad range of roles, contributing to sustainable development across our campuses. We are committed to the promotion of sustainability to a variety of stakeholders, to conserve the local environment for our students, staff, the wider community and our resident wildlife.