University achieves double ISO certification

After a gruelling 8 days of auditing we have once again maintained our ISO14001 and ISO50001 certifications! We’ve been working hard to integrate the energy and environmental management systems. As a result, this has created a Energy and Environmental Management System - the EEMS - that is effective whilst still focusing on continual improvement. The assessor’s feedback was extremely positive and resulted in the re-certification of the system for a further 3 years. The auditor praised the University, commenting that “This was an extremely good audit which has demonstrated that the University are operating a well-managed and effective system which…
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Appendices Environmental Report 2018-19

1 - Carbon Management Scope 2 - Carbon+Water projects 2018-19 and 2019-20 3 - Emissions+energy breakdown vs baseline and last year 4 - Additional out of scope emissions 5 - Avoided emissions through renewable generation 6 - Waste management actions and projects 7 - Travel Plan Annual Report 2018-19
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Climate Strike

Climate Strike The 30-minute walkout on the 20th of September at 10am is in solidarity with school strikers around the world, whose Friday strikes have pushed climate action to the forefront of global attention. The pledge button will only go live at 10am for the Climate Strike it has now been deactivated Down tools in support of climate strikes The University is supporting a half hour strike by colleagues in support of climate action on Friday, 20 September at 10am for 30 minutes. The 30-minute walkout is in solidarity with school strikers around the world, whose Friday strikes have pushed…
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Reading retains 1st Class Award in People & Planet Green League

The University has again been awarded a ‘1st Class’ rating in the latest People & Planet Green League for its environmental and ethical performance, ranking 28th out of 154 institutions in the scheme. People & Planet, an independent student campaigning network, reviews the environmental performance of higher education institutions across the UK in 13 topic areas.  They award degree-style classifications for their overall environmental and ethical performance, based on publically available data, both from institutions’ own websites and Higher Education Statistics Agency data. Reading scored top marks for its environmental management and auditing systems.  It also performed well in the Policy,…
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Travel on University Business

Travelling on University Business It's important for the University to maintain it's excellent reputation and part of that involves national and international collaborations, conferences and working. For many staff at some point this is likely to involve travelling on University Business. Emissions from flights are the only area of the University's carbon emissions that are increasing rather than decreasing. To help us address this please consider the following tips. Consider alternatives Technology Think; is your journey actually necessary or would technology suffice? You can save yourself and your department time and money by using email, phone and online collaborations tools.…
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Where Does Our Waste Go?

This page provides information on how our waste is managed, who manages it and where it goes. For more information on what you can recycle or how to handle your waste, consult the Waste and Recycling A-Z. For any clarification or further information do not hesitate to contact waste@reading.ac.uk. Dry Mixed Recycling - cans, plastic bottles, tins, paper etc. Once dry mixed recycling is placed in the recycling bins it is collected by the porters and cleaners and placed in various eurocart wheelie bins, skips and other bins across campus. The University's waste contractor then collects the waste and transports it to…
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Travel offers for students

The University has lots of offers for students to help you choose more sustainable modes of travel. Scroll down to check out all the offers. For more information on travel around Reading check out our cycling, buses information, or sustainable travel home pages. If you have suggestions of more that we can do please let us know by emailing sustainability@reading.ac.uk. Free cycle maintenance and cycle training Take advantage of our regular campus visits from Dr Bike to keep your bike in good working order. Dates of Dr Bike visits available here. Free cycle training is available for all students every Wednesday…
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Travel offers for staff

The University has lots of offers for members of staff to help you choose more sustainable modes of travel. If you have suggestions of more that we can do, please let us know by emailing sustainability@reading.ac.uk.  Scroll down to view all the offers. Fix it yourself bicycle maintenance equipment available to borrow From the Chaplaincy and Security Services containing a toolbox and pump at each. Dates of Dr Bike visits available here.   Free cycle maintenance and cycle training Take advantage of our regular campus visits from Dr Bike to keep your bike in good working order. Dates of Dr Bike…
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What can I recycle?

In the recycling bins with blue lids: Paper Envelopes Newspapers Magazines Cardboard (flattened) Paper bound books NO glass NO paper cups NO polystyrene NO food NO liquid In the recycling bins with green lids: Drinks cans Tins Plastic bottles Plastic containers (clean) Paper can be put in here NO glass NO paper cups NO food NO liquids More details about plastic types Please put your paper cups in the dedicated cup recycling collection bins with a pink label; but please remove lids, tea bags and all liquid. Find out more here. ALL the following items are collected separately for recycling: Glass…
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