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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New drinks machines provide free water and cut plastic waste

University students and staff will help stop more than half a million plastic bottles being thrown away every year with the introduction of new drinks machines around campus. The University of Reading is becoming the first university in the UK to introduce new vending machines designed to provide healthier drink choices and cut the volume of plastic waste on campus. Around 650,000 plastic bottled drinks are used across the University’s Whiteknights and London Road campuses each year. To reduce the volume of plastic used on campus, the University is this week launching the Sustain It bottle – a reusable bottle that uses…
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Water Management

Water is a precious and limited resource and the University is committed to managing its water use effectively. Since 2011/12, the University has made significant reductions in its non-residential water consumption; achieving a 26% cut, saving 288,810 m3 and £489,385 on a cumulative basis.  In 2017, it committed to extending this to between 30% and 35% on an absolute basis by 2021, which at a time of growth for the University are ambitious. Residential (halls) water consumption has grown significantly over this period, which is to be expected with over 1,500 additional bedroom spaces in the onsite halls of residence. …
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Energy & Water

We source 100% of our electricity from REGO (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin) certified sources.  Explore more here:
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Whiteknights

Click on a building on the map to see its energy consumption.                                              
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