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Glyndŵr University moves up 10 places in People and Planet Green League 2013

Praise from Carbon Trust in Wales after Glyndŵr University slashes emissions by 6%

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Glyndŵr University is committed to sustainability and has an established and thriving sustainability forum to drive the agenda forward. Significant progress has been made on a number of aspects which reduce our ecological footprint.

As part of our strategic planning we are constantly striving to improve and consider the environment in everything we do.

Find out more about some of Glyndŵr University's environmental initiatives and what else we are doing to make a difference in the longer term. In particular you can see what steps our IT department are taking to reduce our carbon footprint, and how our energy team is making a real difference across the university.

Find out some easy ways to save on energy and water here (pdf format)

Students and staff  are being encouraged to cycle between lectures and beyond thanks to a £10,000 pot of green funding.

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Glyndŵr University, Wrexham, has taken delivery of 18 new bikes which will be available to students and staff.  The bikes have been purchased through funding from Taith, a Welsh Government body which aims to improve public transport options in North Wales. 

As well as week-long bike hire, students and staff will receive a set of accessories to use when they sign up, including hi-visibility vests and bike locks. 

The scheme – which offers 14 fold-up bikes and 4 hybrids was launched as part of its Go Green Week in February 2014

Claire Doran, safety, health and environment assistant, said the convenience of storing the fold-up bikes at home would help to encourage people to travel to and from the university on two wheels. “Glyndŵr University is committed to providing and encouraging as many transport options as possible for students and staff,” said Claire.  “We’re very grateful to Taith for this fantastic donation which has allowed us to purchase the bikes.  The scheme has been well received so far and we look forward to seeing many of the bikes out and about around the university and Wrexham.”

Taith has recognised Glyndŵr University’s commitment to improving transport options with one of its Bronze Travel Awards.  This recognises the recent work which has been carried out by the university to provide greener travel options to staff, students and visitors.

Jessica Pritchard, Taith’s regional travel plan coordinator for North Wales, said: “Our aim is to support all projects which provide alternative transport options and I’m really pleased that Glyndŵr University have made great use of the money which they’ve received from us.”

Find out how to hire a bike here

We encourage staff who have suggestions or ideas for making us a more sustainable institution to contribute to shaping our plans.

The university was awarded a certificate by Wrexham County Borough Council in recognition of its contributions to the Britain/Wales in Bloom Campaign 2011. The campaign focused on improving Wrexham’s overall environment, including both the town centre and the surrounding towns and villages.

Fairtrade University status

Glyndŵr University is proud to have achieved Fairtrade University status, recognised by the Fairtrade Foundation. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

Glyndŵr University supports these aims wherever possible across our campuses and facilities.

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Glyndŵr University is a member of EAUC, the environmental and sustainability champion in UK further and higher education.