Queen’s vision is to become a low carbon organisation, by reducing our carbon emissions and providing a high quality and sustainable working and learning environment for students and staff. To help achieve this the University have produced a Carbon Management Plan (CMP) which sets out the plans to reduce carbon emissions by 2020.
Student Plus is committed to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill by encouraging staff and visitors to recycle and using recycled items where possible and to reducing energy consumption within the Directorate through various means including the Switch Off Campaign.
WARPit is a network that allows staff to redistribute unwanted and underused assets within Queen’s.
Why use WARPit?
Money: By making sharing resources easy, WARPit helps the University cut procurement costs by avoiding unnecessary purchases and by allowing the university to share with other local organizations.
Embracing a low carbon future: Re-using unwanted items instead of buying new has major environmental benefits. It reduces waste to landfill, cuts carbon emissions and saves natural resource which get depleted when making new items. WARPit is part of the University’s embracing a low carbon future campaign for a more sustainable university.
Community: It is also a way of ‘giving back’ to the community. The site allows local organizations (such as schools and local charities) to access any unwanted resources which are unclaimed internally.
For more information on WARPit click here.
If you are travelling to Queen’s a handy guide has been developed detailing differing travel modes to and from the University along with sustainable alternatives for each travel mode. A key feature of the guide is a map detailing all public transport links to the majority of University buildings (kindly produced by Translink). To download an electronic copy, please click here.
Queen’s University Belfast recognises that its activities impact on the environment at local, regional and global levels. The University acknowledges that the protection of the environment is fundamental to the future health and well-being of all those involved with the institution and the wider community.
The University accepts the responsibility of demonstrating sustainable leadership in environmental protection and enhancement through its actions as an institution. In providing high quality educational, research and workplace facilities, the University is committed to ensuring its environmental impact is minimised. The University also accepts its responsibility to make sure it grows and develops in a sustainable way with continuous improvement in environmental performance embedded into its business model and the culture of the University.
In support of these principles, the University is committed to:
For more information on Carbon Management at Queen’s please click here.
Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
Queen's University Belfast is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC101788
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