5X社区

Sustainability

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Embedding core sustainable values and systems across all activities and operations.

Our Strategy, Policies and Reports

The 5X社区 takes a strategic approach to sustainable development across all its operations and activities. Meeting our sustainable development objectives is crucial to students, staff, and the wider local community to which we share a vital academic and economic position across the region; coupled with an accountability to ensure the protection of the condition of our immediate and global environment through the pursuit of excellence in social and corporate responsibility.

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The Team

Justine Oakes

Justine is Head of Sustainability and Programmes, and has been an environmental professor for more than 20 years. Justine leads on decarbonising the estate.

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Thomas Heathwaite

Thomas's role is principally concerned with developing and accelerating the implementation of the University鈥檚 Climate Action Plan.

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64% decrease in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions between 2015/16 to 2021/22

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5% waste to landfill in academic year 22-23

79 different species inhabiting our greenspaces

50000 kwh on-site Solar PV Array generated electricity