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There are a number of steps we can all take to reduce carbon emissions. Some of these are given below:

The University provides advice on sustainable procurement, along with a Sustainable Procurement Strategy. It also encourages more sustainable approaches to reuse, disposal and recycling.

Each academic school and division also has an Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO) (more information is available on the University's Occupational Safety, Health and Environment web pages) whose role is to promote more sustainable working practices.

In addition, the University is working on a number of areas relating to green and more sustainable travel.

See how much difference even small initiatives can make towards saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

If you wish to get involved with practical environmental work, there are a number of local voluntary, non-political, non-campaigning organisations which will welcome new members. These include:

  • Cardiff Conservation Volunteers (CCV)
    CCV’s aim is to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment. See for more details, or see the presentation linked on the right, which also shows areas of interest around Cardiff.
  • The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)
    A national group which seeks to reclaim local green places through environmental projects and a network of community groups. See for more details.

Please see also our Links and Resources section for links giving advice and support on cutting carbon emissions.

Other sites will be included, as appropriate, on reference to John Newton – email

Staff and students are welcome to suggest ways to reduce the environmental impact of the University. Please see the link on the right to some of your suggestions and the relevant responses received during recent Sustainability Weeks. If you have additional queries, please Contact Us.