Our Commitment to Environmental Sustainability

In the Humanities Research Institute we are committed to reducing our environmental impaHRI Vegetable Gardenct and have adopted policies and procedures to help us do this.  We take part in the Green Impact scheme each year and in 2013 received a bronze award in recognition of our efforts.

Green Travel

We encourage visitors to travel to the University by public transport and the University has a number of schemes to encourage staff to travel to work sustainably:

Sustainable and Ethical Food

We have taken the following steps to ensure the food we buy is as ethical and sustainable as possible:

  • We only buy Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar
  • We work with the University catering service refreshwithUS who source as much of their produce as possible locally
  • We have started a vegetable garden allowing staff to grow their own fruit and veg and highlighting the importance of eating seasonally