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Environmental Action Plan

The Department will comply with environmental legislation, deliver the University’s Environmental Sustainability, Vision, Policy Framework and endeavour:

to promote environmental management policies and practices;
to increase awareness of environmental responsibilities amongst staff, students and visitors;
to work with other agencies to promote appropriate environmental policies;
to implement policies and procedures that contribute to a reduction in the Department's carbon footprint;
to refuse unnecessary purchases and to seek out more environmentally friendly alternatives when purchases need to be made;
to reuse and repurpose goods already purchased;
to maximise recycled waste;
to minimise non-recyclable waste;
to reduce energy consumption;
to reduce water consumption;
to minimise use of chemical and other pollutants;
to maintain the premises in an environmentally sensitive way;
to encourage modes of transport and communication amongst its staff, students and visitors which will minimise environmental impact.

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