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Leading by example

Leading by example

Everyone in the world will have to find their way to a sustainable future and we know how important it is for organisations like us to step up and lead by example.

At Warwick, we’re prepared to roll up our sleeves, get involved and prove that change can happen.

It starts with our sustainable, biodiverse, campus initiatives and our integrated programmes of teaching and research, designed to prepare the next generation for a sustainable future.

It goes further to our local, national and global partnerships in mobility and transport, our pioneering work in sustainable industrial practices and our thought leadership in behavioural science.

Sustainable University

Warwick’s Strategy 2030 presents a vision for the University as we build into the future. It commits us to be a sustainable University in all that we do.

It commits us to have a positive impact in society. It commits us to excellence with purpose and it commits us to embedding innovative sustainable development ambitions and practices throughout our strategic plans and activities.

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Sustainability in our curriculum

At Warwick, sustainability is reflected across our curriculum. We deliver courses, modules, practicals and research projects focused on sustainable development.

Our aim is to to develop the knowledge and experience of sustainability for our students. We want to inspire them to be global citizens with a vested interest in creating a more sustainable world and encouraging others to do the same.

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Transport and Future Mobility Strategy

The University of Warwick set out, in its Excellence with Purpose strategy, a vision to be one of the world's exceptional universities, helping to transform our region, country and world for the collective good.

This involves transforming the learning, living and working experience of our students, staff and visitors whilst looking beyond our physical boundaries to ensure engagement with our local communities and connectivity to support our region’s growth.

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Campus Developments

At Warwick, we work with our construction and development partners to improve our sustainability credentials – both in the process of construction and in the building’s legacy, long after construction has finished.

Our two latest buildings are testament to this approach winning recognition for their innovative approaches to sustainable development.

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We are fortunate at Warwick to have a wide range of habitats including woodlands, mature trees, hedgerows, ponds and lakes, brooks, meadows and open farmland.

From a biodiversity perspective, it is incredibly varied. This is supplemented by a 192ha farm on our Wellesbourne campus.

Our campuses are home to a huge range of plants and animals. Caring for them is high on our agenda.

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E-scooters, buses on demand and Enterprise Car Club vehicles are just some of the innovative transport projects being looked at to reduce personal car use under a two-year trial at the University of Warwick.

The Future Transport Showcase will involve a number of new projects aiming to reduce private vehicle usage, cut carbon emissions and create a safer, more environmentally friendly campus.

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Sustainable Procurement

At Warwick, sustainable procurement is central to our approach. We aim to minimise any negative impacts associated with the goods and services we are buying.

We are always looking for the most eco-friendly suppliers of whatever it is we need to buy.

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Energy Trail

You can find out how Warwick is leading the way towards cleaner, more sustainable energy systems by following our Energy Trail.

The University of Warwick Energy Trail takes you to 22 points around campus where you will discover the ways we work to reduce energy consumption on campus.

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Waste Management

The University of Warwick is committed to developing sustainable waste management practices.

The principles of reduce, re-use and recycle are embedded throughout the organisation.

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