Action: Engage with the University to encourage new developments to be zero-carbon by design and work with the University to develop an action plan for a zero-carbon campus by 2034.
Impact: University is not tied into carbon-intensive infrastructure (expense to retrofit), SU and University lead the way together demonstrating possibility of alternatives to students and others in the sector. University adopts renewable sources of energy, it supports local renewable energy cooperatives, it becomes energy self-sufficient and a local supplier with its own solar or wind farms, empowers and educates students to be involved in the management of local renewables, University leads by example by fulfilling targets on emissions reduction and beyond. University adopts a sustainability strategy in collaboration with the SU, engages students in long-term planning of their University. Our members will lobby the University to rigorously pursue a sustainability strategy using renewable energy sources, especially at the SU, and exceed carbon emissions reduction targets.
2018/19 Priority project shortlist:
- Drive the University towards being a zero-carbon campus: secure key changes and actions to move the agenda forward.
- Engage with students around Scope 3 emissions, Zero Carbon solutions and how to take action locally.
- To put in place sub-metering, policy, feedback and action systems that enable the Students' Union to continually monitor and reduce our energy consumption.