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Sustainability

Sustainability at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College

At North Warwickshire and Hinckley College we are committed to embedding sustainability across all of our activities.

What’s New?

North Warwickshire and Hinckley College is the winner of the Coventry Telegraph Business Award 2014, for the Environmental and Green Sustainability category. The winners were announced on Friday 20th June at the Coventry Cathedral.

Click here for further information on the Business Award 2014.

What are we doing?

Reduce, Reuse, Recycling

The College aims to reduce the amount of waste produced and reuse items within the College where possible, by following the three 'R' rule: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Banks of bins for paper & card, mixed recycling and general waste are installed across all College campuses.

NWHC Freecycle

Each year we throw away items that are unwanted but still in good condition. These items are now being collected so they can be redistributed to students and staff around the College who can make use of them. By developing a system of re-use, waste is diverted from landfill and items are sourced in a more cost effective and sustainable way.

Energy & water consumption

Across all our campuses the College uses a significant volume of energy and water for its activities. To reduce the use of natural resources and to improve energy and water conservation, the College aims to invest in energy efficient measures where affordable.

Examples of some of the most successful projects are:

  • Rainwater Harvesting and biomass boiler at the Hinckley campus
  • Building Management System (BMS) at Nuneaton campus to control heating remotely and reduce unnecessary gas usage
  • Computer power-saving software to shut down computers overnight and when not in use
  • Multi-functional Device (MFD) printers in communal areas with swipe card printing, has helped to reduce the amount of printing and paper usage
  • Voltage optimisation and LED lighting installation at the Nuneaton campus
  • Installation of a 50kWh solar panel array on the roof of the Nuneaton campus

Sustainability online course

We have also developed an in-house interactive web- based learning resource specifically designed to address the needs of training on sustainable development and promote sustainability across a wider audience.

Green Week

Green Week is an annual College initiative that aims to promote sustainable living. A variety of activities, stands, public talks, games and films are offered throughout the week giving everybody the opportunity to learn about sustainability in many different ways.

Cyclescheme

This is a scheme launched by the government to encourage more commuting by bike which includes a tax break for those wishing to hire a bike from an employer.

Read more here: www.cyclescheme.co.uk

Documents:

Sustainability Policy & Sustainable Development Action Plan

Carbon Management Plan

To find out more about Sustainability at the College please contact our Sustainability Officer Serena Bacuzzi on 024 7624 3000 or email serena.bacuzzi@nwhc.ac.uk

 

 


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