Understanding and managing the impact of our actions on people and the environment is everybody’s business and forms part of our pledge as an ethical and socially responsible college.
Alongside our role in supporting the community, providing high quality education and training, we are progressing our sustainability agenda with staff and students working together to preserve the world’s valuable resources.
We are set to offer electric car charging points by 2023
We encourage the use of car sharing, public transport and walking to College where possible and practicable.
Our cycle to work scheme includes cheaper bike hire or purchase offers.
Showers are available for cyclists.
Bicycle lockers are based at all College centres.
Bicycles are on loan for travel to and from other College centres.
100% of general waste is diverted from landfil.
Takeaway items and utensils from our Catering Services are made from 100% compostable materials.
We encourage the use of re-fillable containers for water and hot drinks as we work towards eliminating single use plastics.
Recycling stations are situated across College for paper, plastic bottles and drinks cans. Each department should have a waste collection for used batteries.
Pagefield outdoor seating area is made of sustainably sourced timber and the roof tiles from recycled car tyres.
Recycled paper is used for many College functions.
Energy and utilities
Energy-saving technology is employed across College to ensure lights and equipment are turned off when areas are not in use and heating and ventilation systems are used efficiently.
Increasing digital resources is reducing paper consumption.
LED lighting is being installed across College buildings resulting in an 85% energy reduction.
Improvement programme to replace defective or inefficient water taps is reducing water consumption by 95%.