Solent University receives sustainability award
Southampton Solent University has been awarded the EcoCampus Silver Award, in recognition of its work to improve its sustainability and environmental performance.
The EcoCampus scheme provides a four-stage framework to manage sustainability performance in line with international standards. From planning and implementation to operation and checking and correcting, the scheme covers areas such as carbon and energy management and corporate social responsibility. The University’s Silver Award marks the implementation stage within the scheme.
Solent University’s Environmental and Sustainability Manager Martin Walton says: “The University is committed to achieving excellence in sustainability and the EcoCampus scheme helps demonstrate we are taking action to improve our environmental impact.”
He added: “We are really pleased to have attained the EcoCampus Silver Award and will continue our efforts to further improve our sustainability, reduce our costs on energy and waste and learn from best practice within the sector.”
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About Southampton Solent University
Southampton Solent University offers more than 23,000 students over 200 qualifications ranging from HND to PhD, in subjects such as maritime education and training, fashion and design, media and television, music, health, sport and leisure, business, IT and technology. The University was awarded the 2013 Quality Assurance kitemark for quality and standards of teaching and learning. Solent was voted one of the most creative universities in the UK in a Which? University 2013 poll of students. Solent Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter Award, which is supported by the Association of Business Schools and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and ‘gold approval’ by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
About the EcoCampus scheme
Established in 2005, the EcoCampus scheme is designed to help all higher and further education institutions within the UK and Ireland through the implementation of an Environmental Management System.