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Strategy and policies


Core activities and policies

Sustainability Engagement Group

The Sustainability Engagement Group coordinates and implements the Essex sustainability policy. The Group includes both staff and student representatives. We aim to reduce the costs incurred by our University by improving waste, energy, transport and catering management, working with existing human resources and support.

In all our current activities, such as recycling, energy management, habitats, fair trade, transport, and procurement, our University has a considerable carbon footprint, but we are targeting considerable reductions in net emissions of carbon in the coming years. Although much has been achieved, there is much still to be done.

Meeting date

The Sustainability Engagement Group is chaired by Professor Jules Pretty and in 2017-18 will meet on:

  • 18 October 2017

For more details please contact Dan Dempsey, the University’s Carbon Change Adviser: