Activities and achievements
The University is a member of the Carbon Trust's Higher Education Carbon Management programme and a number of initiatives are in place across the campus in an effort to cut our Carbon footprint.
- The University aims to reduce its emissions by 30% per m2 by 2015
- Carbon emissions by staff and student FTE (full-time equivalent) have dropped by 9.76% since 2006
- Recycling rate now 52% up from 14% in January 2009
- Mixed (co-mingled) recycling introduced and pay-by-weight
- Diverted 240 tonnes of waste from landfill saving 111 tonnes of Co2
- 92% of all campus electricity now on green tariff
- LED lighting - up to 95% energy reduction
- Induction lighting
- Retrofit of low energy fluorescent
- A number of university vehicles run on LPG
- Waste cooking oil is turned into Bio-diesel
- Purchase of low carbon fleet " electric recycling vehicle and hybrid car
- Green roof on top of The Stripe building on the King Alfred Campus
The University is also a signatory to the Talloires Declaration of the International Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future.
- The University was shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2010
- Awarded a Bronze Standard by Universities that Count (UTC) for Environmental and Social Responsibility 2009/10
- Shortlisted as a finalist in the Sustainable Large Business category of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainable Business Awards 2010
- Won a first class award in the People & Planet Green League 2011, rising 44 places in two years to be ranked 22nd out of a total of 142 institutions
- Winchester Student Union was awarded a Gold award in the 2010 Sound Impact Awards. They also won the Ecologist Communications Award for a short awareness raising film on students and their environmental impact
The University's catering department runs a number of sustainability initiatives and has won various awards. Find out more about their catering for life.