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At Nottingham Trent University (NTU) we’re creating a ‘University of the Future’, with a joint Uni-SU Sustainability Exec Team challenging the status quo. We drive change through our people (students, staff and stakeholders), our business practices and our impact on our locality and far beyond.
Our graduates are future-focused with all courses revalidated to include the SDGs – supported by a dedicated Green Academy Team. Sustainability training for staff, consultancy to hundreds of businesses in carbon literacy and greenhouse gas management and challenging ourselves to tackle social inequalities - we lead by example. An outstanding Sustainable Development Team with numerous sustainable construction awards has long-since burst out of its Estates bubble to lead across the University. Transport, waste, food, procurement & energy – all business assumptions are challenged, and the metrics show it’s working: Green Gown Awards, EcoCampus and ISO14001 success, Gold LiFE, UI GreenMetric 5th & People & Planet top 5. NTU’s future is green!
Top 3 learnings:
1. Sustainability can only become truly embedded through strategic leadership across the University.
2. Employ and equip passionate people to spearhead projects that make a difference.
3. View legal compliance as a minimum – the future needs to be more ambitious!
CO2t savings over the life cycle of the project: 4778 (Actual 2005/06 – 2016/17)
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