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“Be energy friendly” campaign

The University is reducing its energy consumption to help with rising costs and to reduce its impact on the environment, in line with its sustainability commitment to reach net zero carbon by 2035.

Please play your part and follow these steps wherever possible:

• Lights off: turn off the lights if you’re the last one to leave the room
• Boil less: only boil as much water as you need (this could save £3 per day per kettle)
• Layer up:  bring a jumper for comfort during the winter months
• Switch off: turn off appliances at the socket when not in use, and keep electric heaters off for good (they consume up to £1 of energy per hour and can increase the risk of fires)
• Power down: turn off your computer and screen at the end of the working day, and make sure your computer is set to ‘hibernate’ if you’re away from your desk (find out more about how much power this can save.)
• Turn down the thermostat if you are too warm rather than opening the windows
• Turn off the heating if you are going out (and particularly if they are going away.)

Visit the campaign webpage to find out how you can reduce your impact on the environment, and for resources to help you if you are struggling to cope with rising energy bills.

Univ has also published its own sustainability action plan full of tips and resources.

Univ will continue reporting on sustainability initiatives from across College so please look out for these on our dedicated Sustainability at Univ page, our News Hub and social media channels – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

In the meantime, please see below to make your suggestions on sustainability at Univ.

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Published: 4 November 2022

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