Welcome to Sustainable Liverpool

Welcome to Sustainable Liverpool, the new sustainability newsletter highlighting how we are working to make the university more sustainable. We bring you the latest news from the Sustainability team, research news, event highlights, details of projects and campaigns, as well as SDG themed articles on anything from climate action, innovation and gender equality, to tips on well-being and sustainable living and how you can contribute to sustainable research and improving social, cultural and environmental best practice across our campuses.

The University will only achieve its sustainability goals through collaboration and innovation. We want Sustainable Liverpool to celebrate the ingenuity of our staff, students and partners. So, if you would like to contribute to the newsletter, please get in touch and share your sustainability news, events or activities with sustainability@liverpool.ac.uk or complete the online form.

There is a huge variety of projects and activities you can get involved in, and here, you can share your ideas and experiences. We all have the power to make a positive difference, no matter how small the action.

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University launches new Climate Plan

Posted on: 29 November 2022 | Category: Issue 4 - December 2022

The University’s new Climate Plan sets out our ambitions, principles and commitments to being net zero by 2035 – 15 years ahead of the Government’s 2050 deadline.

What are carbon emissions, and why do they matter?

Posted on: 29 November 2022 | Category: Issue 4 - December 2022

You’ll often see the terminology ‘Scopes 1, 2 and 3’ used when talking about carbon emissions, but what do these numbers mean? Karl Whittle, Professor of Zero Carbon and Nuclear Energy, explains.

Improving energy use on campus

Posted on: 29 November 2022 | Category: Issue 4 - December 2022

The University of Liverpool Energy Company (ULEC) are launching an Energy Audit in December 2022 to help us understand where and how we could make our buildings more energy efficient. Energy & Sustainability Consultant, Rory Baker, who is managing this crucial project, explains.

Sir Keir Starmer visits University’s Energy Centre

Posted on: 29 November 2022 | Category: Issue 4 - December 2022

The Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, paid a visit to the University’s Energy Centre as he took time away from his Party’s conference, which took place in Liverpool in September.

University achieves Sustainability Strategy target

Posted on: 29 November 2022 | Category: Issue 4 - December 2022

The University has achieved a key target from its Sustainability Strategy, ensuring that all students have access to learning opportunities that equip them with the knowledge, skills and experience essential to make their contribution to a sustainable future.

Cutting our travel emissions

Posted on: 29 November 2022 | Category: Issue 4 - December 2022

Whether it’s commuting to University, travelling to international conferences, or students going home at the end of the academic year, travel is one of the largest contributors to our Scope 3 emissions. Sustainability Programme Manager, Sally Shaw, explains the journey ahead for how we can cut our travel emissions and sets out some of measures which are in place to help us change how we get around.

Making sustainable purchasing decisions

Posted on: 29 November 2022 | Category: Issue 4 - December 2022

Mark Walton, Head of Procurement, answers some key questions on how the University is working towards embedding responsible procurement principles across the Institution and how these align with the University’s commitment to net zero.

Recycling and the circular economy

Posted on: 29 November 2022 | Category: Issue 4 - December 2022

The University’s Sustainability Strategy sets out a number of key targets in relation to reducing waste by 50% and embedding a circular economy across all University operations. To help us achieve these targets, two new roles have been established in the Environmental Sustainability team in FRCS. We caught up with Dr Rhiannon Hunt, Circular Economy Manager and Sam Hay, Waste and Recycling Officer, to find out more.

Spotlight on COP27

Posted on: 29 November 2022 | Category: Issue 4 - December 2022

In November, world leaders met at the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Egypt to discuss how to avoid dangerous climate change. Professor Ric Williams, Chair of Ocean and Climate Science and co-lead of the University’s Climate Futures Research, gives us his take on the recent COP27 Summit.

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University launches new Climate Plan

Posted on: 29 November 2022 | Category: Issue 4 - December 2022

The University’s new Climate Plan sets out our ambitions, principles and commitments to being net zero by 2035 – 15 years ahead of the Government’s 2050 deadline.

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