Staff and students have joined a working group to improve environmental sustainability at East Coast College. We are writing a tutorial curriculum for delivery to all students and this will involve a series of short term projects chosen by students to improve the environment. We are looking to reduce our carbon emissions by working from home, reducing hours when heat and light can be used and looking at our energy supplier. We will look at travel to and from our campuses and will introduce car sharing. Some recycling projects have started and we want to improve recycling across our campuses generally. We are also developing courses on sustainability to deliver to the local community as well as planting trees and plants that attract bees and butterflies. Ethical and sustainable procurement is also important to us.
We will start all of our changes next week. A lecture will be given to students and staff about sustainability in the construction industry. This will prepare our construction students for their future careers.