The University of Leeds, a Russell Group university and one that features among the top 100 QS World University Rankings, is just one of a growing number of academic institutions recognising the need to walk the talk when it comes to sustainable communications. All its internal print and prospectuses are printed on Revive , the high grade recycled paper.
With many students wanting to know just how green their university, the University of Leeds and Leeds University Union have together pledged to become single-use plastic-free by 2023. It has also set an ambitious target to reduce its carbon emissions by 35% by 2020 (using its 2005/06 emissions as a baseline). Through reducing its carbon emissions and improving its energy efficiency, it aims to become a low carbon university too.
Newcastle University is another Revive devotee. It has the aspirational target of reducing its carbon emissions by 43% by 2020.
Danny Doogan, group sustainability manager at Denmaur Paper Media, tells GGA that in the last 12 months it has sold 4,235 tonnes of Revive which equates to 2,900 tonnes of carbon that has been offset by the World Land Trust’s (WLT) Carbon Balanced scheme .
The programme enables organisations to offset their residual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the protection and restoration of carbon-rich wildlife habitats in the tropics.
With paper now regarded as one of the world’s great sustainable products, the WLT believes that Carbon Balanced Paper is the next step.
You can read more about the programme here.
Did you know…?
61% of university students say they would accept a salary 15% lower than average to work in a company with a good social and environmental record.
The Global Good Awards 2019 are now open!
There are 13 categories to choose from including Environmental Behaviour Change, Sustainable Supply Chain and Good Employer of the Year. And remember entry fees are only charged when you submit your entry. There are no fees to pay for starting an application.