The Sustainability and Grounds team oversees the University's Sustainability, Energy, Transport and Grounds activities. This covers everything from solar panels to 600 year old trees, rugby pitches and car parks.
The Grounds team maintains Wivenhoe Park, home to our Colchester Campus, along with our Loughton and Southend Campuses. The Grounds team aims to provide an attractive, clean and interesting setting with a sound, conservation-minded attitude to campus flora and fauna at the University. Maintenance is carried out to an agreed specification appropriate to the listed status of both the Colchester and Loughton Campuses.
The University's Sustainability team looks after environmental performance at the University of Essex. We cover carbon management, energy, waste, water, sustainable procurement, transport and biodiversity. Our key target is to reduce CO2 emissions by 43% on 2005 levels by 2020.
We coordinate the Green ImpactGreen ImpactGreen ImpactGreen Impact and Student Switch Off sustainability engagement programmes. Addressing themes including waste, reuse and recycling, food, travel and transport and wellbeing, we encourage staff and students to adopt more environmentally-conscious and resource-efficient habits at our campuses. Additionally, we collaborate with departments across the University to support the adoption of sustainable practices.