Glasgow Kelvin College is committed to delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Environmental Sustainability. It recognises the role it can play in contributing to making the world a better place for future generations through both managing its own impact on the environment and, more importantly, ensuring that the College has a positive impact on the behaviour and attitudes of its students and others it engages with throughout their lives and careers.
The College is delighted that its efforts have been recognised nationally as a Green Gown Award winner and, internationally, as being Highly Commended at the Green Gown Award ceremony in New York in 2019.
This section of the website provides a flavour of the huge range of exciting activities and projects the College is, and has been, working on, all of which contribute in a significant way to the College’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Climate Change Reporting
The College is striving to contribute towards the Scottish Government targets of reducing emissions by 42% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. The Climate Change Action Plans (CCAP) of Glasgow Kelvin College outline plans that will reduce the College, measured carbon footprint.
The reports provide a baseline carbon footprint calculation for each academic year. The College has included all its energy consumption and water consumption relating to its four main campus buildings. It has also sought to measure carbon emissions from staff business travel. It has also calculated the carbon emissions from its own vehicle fleet and use of taxis.
Glasgow Kelvin College submits its Climate Change Report to the Scottish Government, as all public bodies are required to do annually.
Reports can be read below