Monthly Archives September 2014

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You may have seen our lovely new Fairtrade cotton shopping bags at Freshers’ Fayre but did you know that we’ve got a target to reach with regards to reducing our carbon emissions?

In February 2011 the Board of Governors approved the University’s first Carbon Management Plan which set a target to reduce campus emissions by 43% by academic year 2020/21 against a 2005/06 baseline year.  This is a figure set by the Higher Education Funding Council for England for the HE sector.  We are currently on target to reach our first interim target of 29% reduction by 2017/18 BUT we will only achieve this if everyone makes an effort to reduce their energy consumption.

What can you do?

– very simply make sure you switch things off when you don’t need them anymore;

– challenge whether something needs to be left on (there are plenty of energy myths out there);

– could you put on a jumper/ open a window to increase your comfort rather than switching on a heater/ air con?

 

 

 

Want more information?

We’re in the process of updating the Carbon Management plan but it’ll be due in Spring 2015.  In the meantime if you have any questions please email environment@lincoln.ac.uk