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A more sustainable University

27 November 2008

A new University microsite dedicated to sustainability issues has been launched showing how the University community is working together to help address climate change.

The site brings together in one place the University’s environmental policies, plans and progress, alongside details of the challenging targets set by the University to reduce carbon emissions. It also enables faster access to information about sustainable development research taking place across the University. The site carries ideas and tips on how students and staff can get involved, take action and make a difference locally and globally.

The University has a responsibility towards protecting the environment not only through its own actions which address a wide range of sustainability issues, but also by seeking to bring about positive change through a world-leading programme of research, learning and teaching.

Initiatives on sustainability are continually being introduced, updated and added to across all the University’s sites. The University’s new High Performance Computer, used by academics across the University and based at the Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff (ARCCA) has just been named the second most energy efficient supercomputer in the UK in the Green500's list. The fourth annual Green 500 list is published by The Green500.org and provides a ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world. Housed in ten energy efficient water-cooled racks, it is the second most powerful at a British University.

If you want to get involved, keep up to date with what is happening and read about your more sustainable University visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/sustainability/