As a centre of creativity, our university community will learn to do more and better, with less; as a responsible consumer our university community will follow the model of a circular economy and live harmoniously with our environment.
We will care about each stage of a product life-cycle. Resources will not be used and disposed of without consideration for where these came from, how efficiently they were used by us, the damage they might cause if carelessly disposed of and what they could become after we have got our use out of them.
Instead, we will carefully consider where we get our resources and maximise their value by using these efficiently and keeping these in circulation for as long as possible. We will also support innovative solutions that will recover and regenerate the resources we no longer need into new materials.
Our Using our resources responsibly pledges
- We will minimise our air pollution from use of energy, vehicles and refrigerants.
- We will reduce our water consumption and minimise our water pollution.
- We will reduce our consumption of goods and services and the waste we produce.
- We will enhance biodiversity and green spaces on campus.
- We will embed sustainability into all our procurement processes.
Discover sustainability at UEL
Find out about Vision 2028, our ambitious ten year strategy to reinvent the University and reimagine the role of Higher Education.Read more
Committed to Fairtrade
UEL's catering contractor Aramark embraced Fairtrade Fortnight this year.Discover UEL's dedication to Fairtrade products
Cycling on campus
UEL encourages its staff and students to use more eco-friendly means of transportation to get to campus, including cycling.Read about UEL's commitment to better cycling facilities
Powered by Renewables
We have committed to reducing our use of fossil fuels by switching to a renewable electricity tariff.Read more on how we are aiming to reduce our fossil fuel use
Reducing Supplementary Charges
We ensure that we are only paying for the electricity capacity we need by working with our supplier to review current Maximum Import Capacity levels.Read more on our electricity usage
Wood Warms Up Our Sports Facility
We use sustainable wood biomass pellets so we can be sure that can claim money from the government under the Renewable Heat Incentive.Read more on how we use wood to heat our buildings here
New bin to protect marine life unveiled
Students designed the bin as part of a competition run by the GreenSeas TrustRead the full story
Printing and scanning
Printing and scanning facilities at UEL.Find out about Printing and scanning