Universities around the world are realising the need to integrate sustainability into all their activities. This includes campus housekeeping and the traditional core functions of teaching, research and outreach to the wider community.
We highlight here what Newcastle University is doing to make itself more sustainable. This focuses on Newcastle University's own record with regard to sustainability.
The following explains the university's sustainability policy, performance information and suggestions on ways for individuals to improve performance:
The University of Newcastle upon Tyne is one of the UK's leading research universities and providing higher education to over 15,000 students and employing around 4,000 staff. The Sustainability Policy of the University addresses three key issues which encourage staff, students and local community to improve their quality of life in ways which simultaneously protect and enhance the earth's life support systems:
The following is a link to a table, which gives a list of measures or indicators of Newcastle University's sustainability performance.
All of us can contribute to a more sustainable way of working and living. Although the following suggestions apply to working and studying at Newcastle University, the general principles can also be applied elsewher
Highlight for April 2008
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About the Events Diary
The EDC often hosts, arranges or is associated with a wide variety of seminars related to its activities.
These seminars (often in association with an engineering institute) are always open to students and staff at the university and often to the public.
Upcoming events will be listed on this website in the future. Please check back from time to time for updates.