Sustainability at Lincoln

Tackling the Climate and Ecological Emergency 

With the world facing an unprecedented rise in global temperatures, the University of Lincoln has been developing a range of approaches to environmental sustainability that aim to reduce any negative effect that our operations may have, and to offer solutions to these challenges through our teaching and research. 

Over the last decade ongoing work by University staff and students has resulted in a 34 percent reduction in carbon emissions and many of the University’s modules now include an element of sustainability teaching and learning. In May 2019 we declared a Climate Emergency to stand with other organisations taking the future of the planet seriously, and we are working with our staff, students, Students’ Union, and wider community to set out our ambitions and approach. 

Our sustainability strategy includes three key strands, which categorise the multitude of work taking place within our institution to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. These are: Sustainable Campus; Sustainable Culture; and Collaboration for Change.

The exterior of the Refridgeration Research Centre

Our Focus on Net Zero

Our institution is forward-thinking and committed to tackling the global challenge of climate change by pursuing a net-zero agenda. We recognise our responsibility to make meaningful contributions towards reducing carbon emissions, preserving the environment, and creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

Did You Know?

The University of Lincoln was among the first UK universities to declare a climate emergency and is working on a range of short and long term actions to help safeguard the future of our planet.

An Urban Bee Garden on campus

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Visit our sustainability website to find out more about what University of Lincoln is doing to become a more sustainable organisation, from recycling and waste management, to environmental initiatives and sustainable transport plans.

Key Contacts

Professor Libby John (Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee)
Grant Anderson (Director of Estates)
Rebecca Mills (Head of Sustainability)
Claire Lea (Sustainability Manager)

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