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Environment and sustainability

Southampton Solent University is committed to social justice and recognises that it has an important role to play in promoting sustainability and improving the quality of the environment for students, staff and the wider community.

The University has strategies and policies in place providing detailed action plans and targets for waste, energy and water reduction, biodiversity, procurement, sustainable construction and travel. They also discuss student, staff and community engagement activities and plans, including various well-established initiatives, such as Green Impact and Student Switch Off.

The University is currently implementing an accredited environmental management system, to assess, monitor and reduce the environmental impact of University activities at all sites. This is being undertaken through the EcoCampus scheme. Bronze, Silver and Gold awards have been achieved and a Platinum level audit will be conducted by independent assessors in 2018.

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Strategy and policies

Strategy and policies

Our environmental and sustainability strategy and key policies set out our approach to environmental issues.

What can I do?

Students and staff can get directly involved in helping the University achieve a better environment.

Energy saving tips

Read our energy saving tips to find out how to reduce energy consumption.

Waste and recycling

Recycling prevents damage to the environment and gives a second life to materials used within products.

Green Impact

Green Impact is Solent's way of encouraging and rewarding staff for reducing their environmental impact.

Fairtrade university

Southampton Solent University is proud to be a Fairtrade university and is committed to supporting fair trade.


Page last updated on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 4.31pm.


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