It's Scotland's Climate Week (25 Sept – 1 Oct), an annual event that encourages individuals, communities and businesses to come together to show support for tackling the climate emergency.
Earlier this month we launched our 'Every Action Counts' campaign, where we're asking colleagues and students to help us reduce not only the Universities energy consumption and environmental pollution but their own, by making some small changes that lead to a big impact.
We know that every action counts, so below are some simple tips to reduce energy usage on campus that can make a big difference. Together we can make a meaningful contribution to our university's sustainability efforts and to a greener future.
- Turn off computers, screens, printers and photocopiers when you leave your office for the evening.
- Turn off lights when not in room
- Only fill kettles as much as you need them
- Ensure booked spaces are used effectively
- Report any energy saving opportunities to email@example.com
- Only power-up equipment when required
- Do not switch off fridges and fridge freezers
- Compile a clear list of any equipment that must stay on and turn off the rest of the equipment at the end of the day
- Only use hot water when required
- Switch off lights when vacating rooms
- Keep windows closed during the winter
- Only open spaces or power-up equipment when required
- Switch off lights and equipment in spaces when not in use
- Actively manage all evening and weekend commercial events into specific zoned areas so that heating and lighting can be better controlled
- Switch off lighting and equipment at the end of each event, including catering equipment where applicable
- Discuss possibility of computer automatic switch-on and switch-off and consider server and other equipment options
- Record usage of spaces, notably during evenings and weekends
- Follow procedures for effective equipment management
Has your team implemented changes or run projects to reduce your carbon footprint? Let us know! Email J.Benzie@napier.ac.uk.
- Highlight common issues or opportunities
- Continue monitoring of 24/7 spaces
Remember, we have a number of Climate Week events taking place throughout the week. Check them out here.