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.
As a rapidly growing University with over 14,000 students and 1,500 staff, we know that our activities will have an impact on the environment. This is why we’re working to reduce the negative impact of our operations, whilst also finding opportunities to make a positive impact.
The University of Lincoln and Students' Union have committed to helping to deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development goals through its teaching and internationally recognised research. Our research institutes, centres, and groups will play a vital role in reducing inequalities and tackling some of the world's most pressing problems through research and innovation.