greener with a new strategy
your recycling bin is full, you're supporting the good
environmental practices that have existed in the University
for over 20 years. They made a difference: the University
has reduced its energy consumption by over 20% per student
over the last decade.
activities and new measures have been formally
brought together under a new environmental strategy, developed
after an extensive review led by the school of geography's
Professor Adrian McDonald.
the policy Pro-Vice-Chancellor Harry Lewis said: "We now
need to continue the good practice and explore areas where
further improvements can be made."
McDonald said: "The strategy makes a public commitment
to the ideals and actions that have demonstrably been
alive and well at the University. It was a delight to
find our audit identified much good practice."
include the energy saving campaign, waste sorting at source
and 'greener' gardening methods, such as more permanent
cover rather than annual plants and areas set aside for
wild flowers. These measures also save money and enhance
the working environment.
services' Steve Winter said: "I'm absolutely delighted
that our work's been praised. The main campus is a conservation
area it's also our shop window. We've been careful
about what chemicals we use and monitoring their use for
charges, although frustrating, are an established means
of encouraging staff and students to use public transport.
Further measures include car-sharing and switches to greener
fuels for University vehicles.
environment officer will be appointed to co-ordinate new
and existing measures, keep track of legislation changes,
monitor progress and promote 'greener' practices across
the University. In future, environmental targets will
be published and performance reported.
strategy can be seen at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/city/environmental_policy.htm