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Promoting Sustainability

Involvement by staff and students will produce results. 

  • The University's Eco Champions play a key role in promoting and encouraging the reduction in unnecessary energy and water consumption, minimise waste production and ensure the efficient recycling of unwanted resources. 
  • Staff may take advantage of sustainable procurement policies and procedures, given in the Purchasing division's web area. 
  • The University and Students' Union have held Fairtrade status since June 2007. More information is available on the Catering division's Fairtrade web area.
  • The Catering division has also taken steps to increase recycling and composting, and to use local ingredients and suppliers wherever possible. Information about more sustainable catering has been provided by Paul Robson, the Catering Division's Executive Head Chef and Eco Champion, through the Sustainability Week 2010 web area.
  • The University encourages use of several sustainable transport opportunities and is developing a sustainable travel plan. 

All these initiatives aid sustainable development.

All staff and students are encouraged to get involved and make a difference.

The University also plays a key role in educating future generations of citizens, consumers, investors, entrepreneurs, leaders, and decision-makers within Wales, the UK, and globally. Sustainability principles are embedded in a wide range of courses and modules at Cardiff University, thereby empowering our students and graduates to contribute towards a more sustainable society.

Cardiff University is internationally recognised as being amongst the top tier of Britain's research-intensive universities. The University is also unusual in the degree to which sustainable development research is a key strength across a range of physical and social science disciplines.