Environmental Sustainability is a core value of the University. Our holistic ambition is to make the University of Warwick a leader in sustainability education and an example of sustainable living enhancing both the student and staff experience. We’ve already taken the following steps towards making the campus greener:
Reducing carbon emissions per unit of income by 30% since 2005/6. Constant work to improve the energy efficiency of the existing buildings on campus, and high energy-efficiency standards for new buildings.
Establishing a tax efficient cycle-to-work scheme for staff and implementing a car-sharing initiative for staff and students, as well as engaging in sustainability awareness activities with staff, students and the wider community. Continued management of the campus in an environmentally sensitive manner, seeking to protect and enhance local natural habitats and biodiversity, reduce water usage and increase recycling.
Our Estates Office environmental practices have been certified as complying with ISO 14001 by ISOQAR, an internationally-recognised certification body. This recognises Estates activities relating to energy and sustainability, construction projects, facilities and maintenance of the campus environment.
Our researchers are working with colleagues across the University to tackle the world's most challenging problems.
How are we ensuring Warwick's future development is being created with sustainability in mind?
It's about you cycling to save 10p worth of petrol a day. It's about us investing to save 3,000 tonnes of carbon a year.
We're continually developing processes to make our decision-making as sustainable as possible.
Being sustainable is as much about recycling as it is about UniCycling...
We can't improve sustainability at an organisational level alone. We're reaching out to you as an individual. Not just to help, but to challenge.
There’s always new insight on how sustainability affects us all. Here’s how our academics are contributing to an ever-changing agenda.
Our campus is home to a huge range of plants and animals. Caring for them is high on our agenda.