The aim of these pages is to make members of the department aware of the department’s environmental performance and to highlight ways in which you can contribute to improving our environmental performance
The Green Impact Award ceremony took place on 4 May and we are pleased to say that Biology Infrastructure was awarded a Bronze award and Biology Teaching was awarded “working towards” status. Biology Infrastructure also won the overall prize for collecting the most Green Impact points across the University, this resulted in the award of a hand carved clock made from reclaimed Oak which is to be kept for one year and then passed on to the winners next year. Well done everyone!
Why save energy?
The University provides a range of schemes to encourage sustainable transport, including money saving offers on bikes, buses and trains and preferential parking for car shares
The use of equipment has many direct environmental impacts, including:
The University encourages a Whole Life Costing approach to the purchasing of new equipment; further guidance can be found in the following links and documents
Waste and Recycling
The Department now operates a Mixed Waste recycling scheme so any recyclable material (apart from food waste) can be put in any recycling container.
There are seperate "Food Caddies" for food waste located in Biology Atrium
For more detailed information about which items can be recycled please visit the Infrastructure Waste pages
Hazardous / Offensive waste must also be disposed of correctly, please visit the Infrastructure Waste pages for details of how to proceed
The cost of water, economically and environmentally, is an ever increasing concern to many people. The University pays 59p per litre for water supplied and £1.07 for disposal, in addition there is a cost to heat the water and pump it around campus.