Sustainability at Lincoln

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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.

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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 recyling and waste management, to environmental intiatives and sustainable transport plans.

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Key Contacts

Professor Libby John (Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee)
Grant Anderson (Head of Space Strategy, Planning and Sustainability)
Rebecca Forster (Sustainability Manager)

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