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Harrow Colleges’ sustainability objective has benefitted staff, students, contractors, wildlife and the local community by raising awareness and improving working practices, and communication throughout the college and by reducing costs.
They produced a plan with over 30 projects and a 25% carbon reduction target. Most projects were no or low cost, and others were Salix funded. They were finalists for the TES FE Sustainability Award in 2012 and won a local environmental education award for their pond project.
Annual Sustainability and Carbon Footprint Reports are produced for Governors who keenly follow progress, and Harrow College achieved a carbon standard certified reduction of 17.3% in carbon emissions from 2010 to 2012. They have student sustainability ambassadors and extensive use is made of the VLE to reduce paper usage. Their recycling rate has increased to 74.75% and their free solar panels will save around 40t CO2 this year.
Harrow College are working towards becoming a leading sustainable college.
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