Resources on sustainability
Links to University of York sustainability information and external resources and organisations. If you have any suggestions for additions to the list please let us know.
Internal University information
Background info on Green Impact programme that the University has signed up to.
University of York sustainability pages ~ starting point for University's official policy and actions on sustainability: provides "information on the wide range of activities that the University, departments and individuals are engaged in.
It will also up date staff and students on new initiatives and current issues" ~ long overdue update completed May 2012
University Action on Energy and Waste ~ current activities around energy generation and waste reduction, including plans to boost renewables and use of biomass fuel from local sustainable sources.
University Statement on Campus Development and sustainability ~ 2008 statement on sustainability developed in the context of the Heslington East development but stated as applicable across the University.
Now removed (May 2012).
Higher Education Environmental Performance Improvement (HEEPI) ~ provides guidance, networking and tools on sustainability for HE sector - and especially energy and resource efficiency.
HEFCE and sustainability ~ Higher Education Funding Council for England's sustainability agenda.
Sandbag - track carbon emissions over time ~ insert the postcode YO10 5DD and see for yourself how well the University is doing (hint: not very well!)
York New City Beautiful ~ City of York Council commissioned report on
'Toward An Economic Vision'. Prepared by Prof. Alan Simpson and team of urban designers, transport and cultural experts etc.
Ideas and propositions in report 'will help York step up its game in terms of a focus on quality of place as a driver of economic competitiveness'.
Important document in terms of relationship between the City and the University (given e.g. Simpson's "great street" is such a central feature). (Links to other CYC sustainability-related documents also.)
City of York Council and Sustainability ~ local authority information on all aspects of sustainability and city of York.
York World without Walls ~ key partners across York committed to delivering long-term vision for York, including a sustainable city through York Environment Partnership. Launched first Sustainable Community Strategy for York in 2008.
York and Ryedale Friends of the Earth ~ information on local FoE activities.
External resources - other universities
Swansea University Sustainability Forum
~ how they do it at Swansea.
University of Bradford
~ one of the leading lights in developing the sustainable university.
University of Gloucester
~ key HEI with focus that includes incorporating sustainability into teaching.
University of Plymouth
~ policy documents developed by the University of Plymouth.