Wherever you live, work, or study, you can take part in activities to help save energy and to save water.
Even the smallest actions add up to big impacts.
We’re facing a climate emergency and we want to slash the university’s carbon emissions by 63% by 2030.
We’re already doing a lot but we need the help of everyone to meet our ambition. 75% of all the electricity used on campus is controlled by individuals!
The power is in your hands so, go! Switch Off!
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Gas and electricity consumption on our UK campuses equates to around 40,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
These are the actions where we can making the biggest carbon savings.
How the university is reducing carbon emissions
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Each year we ask everyone to turn off all non-essential equipment before leaving for Christmas, Easter and the summer holidays.
Help us to save energy whilst the university is closed by thinking carefully about which equipment has to stay on, and switching off everything else.
Together with your colleagues, use our checklists to switch off your office, department or lab before leaving.
Switch Off checklist
Lab walkaround checklist
Over a typical Christmas holiday period the university spends £180k on electricity despite being closed!
On Christmas Day itself we still use 70% of our usual daily energy consumption!
The go! Switch Off halls competition 2021 supports and encourages students to save energy and water, as well as to recycle better.
All catered halls on campus, as well as Melton hall, are automatically taking part in the competition. This is running over two weeks between 22 November to 5 December 2021.
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The results are in, and we are delighted to announce that Melton Hall has won and receives £500!
Congratulations also to Southwell and Ancaster who achieved 2nd and 3rd place.
Thank you to our go! Switch Off Champions for the work they have done to make their halls more sustainable and well done to everyone who made changes to save energy and recycle better – keep it up!
Stay tuned for more go! Switch Off events in the future.
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