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College Environmental and Sustainability Group

We are passionate about raising awareness and encouraging cross-college involvement from staff and students. We do this by producing reports on energy use and green travel plans, working with staff and students to generate ideas. 

Overall aim of the group

To provide an effective working group mechanism that adopts and delivers environmental and sustainability measures, in line with the Nottingham College Environmental and Sustainability Policy, and regularly meets and communicates its outputs.

To act as a forum for developing and sharing best practice in relation to environmental and sustainability matters.

  • Ensure the effective implementation of the Environmental and Sustainability Action Plan across the College.
  • To champion the environmental/​sustainability initiatives within the College at all levels and maintain an environmental management structure.
  • Identifying and promoting initiatives for inclusion of sustainability principles within curriculum development.
  • To monitor targets on energy, water, waste reduction, and other environmental/​sustainability areas such as purchasing.
  • To react to audits and inspections and develop and deliver appropriate responses.
  • To identify and recommend training and development requirements
  • To formulate strategies that will:
  1. Gain support for environmental/​sustainable development investment initiatives.
  2. Include energy, water and sustainability considerations in all new capital and refurbishment projects undertaken by the College.
  3. Raise the awareness of all staff and students and to keep them appraised of measures carried out and savings achieved.

  • Updated Action Plan
  • Updated Methods of Working and Procurement

1. Action plan review

2. Procedures and policy update

3. Carbon reduction review

4. Student Green Group review

5. Any other business

Sustainability champions

The college will soon be introducing Sustainability Champions and will be exploring external funding opportunities for climate research.

What is a sustainability champion?

As a sustainability champion you’ll be helping the college become a more sustainable place, being a Sustainability Champion is a great development opportunity, providing you with training, workshops, and knowledge on sustainability throughout the year.

Discover more about becoming a sustainability champion