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Annual report highlights sustainability performance and achievements

University of Gloucestershire has today published its new online Annual Sustainability Report highlighting its strategy, performance and achievements, including progress towards its net zero carbon emissions target by 2030.

In the first year of reporting on the University’s Sustainability Strategy 2022-2027, the report highlights how students and staff are continuing to drive forward on key commitments to reduce negative environmental impacts and maximise positive impact through new learning, meaningful research, and creative collaborations.

Highlights in the report by the University, a Regional Centre of Expertise in sustainability education acknowledged by the United Nations University, include:

One of the range of activities at the ChangeMakers Summit for 120 secondary school students from across Cheltenham

Dr Alex Ryan, Director of Sustainability at the University, said: “The Annual Sustainability Report reminds us of all the brilliant innovations, powerful experiences and creative partnerships that power the sustainability contribution of our university.

“This year we’ve moved to a digital reporting format and worked on improvements to the way we report for all our readers, on diverse and technical issues, from carbon emissions reduction to curriculum change.

“These are incredibly challenging times for the global community in its attempts to minimise the serious impacts we are facing from rapid environmental change, and equally challenging times for students and surrounding communities in dealing with rising costs and issues around wellbeing and equality.

“The need to connect the dots has never been more important and our sustainability focus is key to how we understand our role as inventors, solution builders and implementers, part of a collective force for positive change.”