Help cut our Christmas carbon emissions

We are committed to lowering our carbon emissions and the Christmas shutdown period gives us an opportunity to reduce energy waste.

On Christmas Day last year, we used enough electricity to cook 17,380 turkeys and enough heat to keep 2,048 homes warm! This was an improvement on the previous year but there is still a way to go – and we’d like your help.

By switching off equipment when the University is closed, you can help reduce our environmental impact. The shutdown period runs from Monday 24 December to Tuesday 1 January.

Before you leave, you can help by:

  • switching off lights and closing windows
  • ensuring as much lab equipment as possible is turned off before you leave – drying cabinets and incubators etc; and
  • checking IT equipment, including screens and projectors.

We understand some equipment is required to maintain safety or is being used for research purposes and therefore needs to remain on. However, any equipment not affected by this, which can be turned off, will help us meet our carbon reduction targets and reduce costs to the University.

Together we can make a difference.

See the Facilities Directorate website for further information.

Thank you for your support.

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