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Energy and Sustainability Team

The Environment and Sustainability Team works with students and staff across the University to raise awareness of the importance of acting responsibly to minimise our impact on the environment. The University has set targets to reduce all of our carbon emissions from the energy we buy and use to the items we purchase, from the waste we dispose of to the travel we undertake. Every individual has responsibility to play their part and we work hard to promote the many actions that we can all consider and implement.

Students with an interest in sustainability are encouraged to register to become Green Champions. You will receive our regular newsletters and become part of a network of likeminded individuals who can help to champion the cause amongst other students as well as academics and professional staff who you come across during your time at Warwick. You will also find out about any volunteer opportunities to support the work of the Team.

The Team are involved in many of the 20+ sustainability related societies run by the SU and encourage all societies, whatever their interest, to take part in the SU’s SocsMark initiative to assess their environmental impact and look for ways to improve.

A Cut the Flow competition is run in accommodation to recognise and reward those who are actively reducing their energy and water consumption. Prizes are awarded to the best performers. Students are encouraged to support the initiative as it will help you to prepare for living off campus when you will have to pay your own bills.

If you haven’t already done so we encourage all new and returning students to view our induction video to find out more about the importance of sustainability to the University community.

Environment and Sustainability Team in Welcome Week

Our Team will be holding a number of Sustainability at Warwick presentations during Welcome Week.

We invite you to join us to find out about what the University is doing to reduce its impact and how your actions and choices are part of making your campus and lives greener and healthier (it might also save you some money too!). You will also discover how you can be involved with projects and events on campus and in the surrounding areas.

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Cut the Flow Ambassador Training

Join the Environmental Sustainability Team on 12th, 13th and 15th October to learn ways to reduce energy and water consumption, as well as how to support others in halls of residence to do the same by becoming a Cut the Flow Ambassador. Register via our online calendar.

Outdoor at Warwick

Our campus is home to a huge variety of habitats and species and caring for them is high on our agenda. We encourage everyone to explore our green spaces, which are open for everyone to enjoy. There are a number of short walks on campus and maps available to help direct you. Spending time in nature is important for our wellbeing so try to find the time to find a place on campus to escape to and relax.

Green Week 2022

Taking place next year between 7th - 13th March 2022, An annual partnership between Coventry University, Warwick University, our Student Unions, Coventry City Council, Warwick District Council and you!

It’s a time when we celebrate the environment, promote what we do across the region, educate on how you can be more sustainable in your day-to-day lives and take action.