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University of Exeter
Description/achievement of initiative

The University of Exeter's Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2010-2015 are translated into yearly measurable targets. The targets are reported on and results are accessible on the website. The University of Exeter’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2010-2015 has the following major aims:Aim 1: To enhance the student experience by providing a physical environment that fostersinformal learning for sustainability (supporting sustainable lifestyles and offering sustainability related volunteering and study opportunities), taking advantage of our ecologically rich and aesthetically beautiful physical environment.Aim 2: To enhance graduate employability in relation to the skills that businesses,organisations and individuals need in order to respond to the global sustainability challenges,and to take advantage of the emerging international green economy.Aim 3: To provide all students with access to education for and about sustainabilityAim 4: To raise awareness and communicate research which is related to environmentalsustainability and to ensure that our operations are informed by this research where possible.Aim 5: We shall create opportunities where students, staff and alumni can develop and share their knowledge, skills and experience to engage with and contribute effectively to tackling global challenges.Aim 6: To reduce the environmental impact of our operational activities and make a positivecontribution to the local environment, through the management of our estate.Aim 7: To ensure that the aims, objectives and targets contained within this strategy are delivered to the highest standards and in a transparent and verifiable manner.The strategy sets out how to implement these aims and they are translated into yearly measurable targets. The targets are reported on and results are accessible on the website. http://www.exeter.ac.uk/sustainability/The University has recently achieved the ISO41001 standardUniversity of Exeter

Implementation methodologies

Through ongoing projects already underway.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


University of Exeter
Progress reports
Goal 4
Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2010-2015
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development

Basic information
Time-frame: 2012 - 2015
University of Exeter
Contact information
Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Affairs and Cornwall Campus) , w.burden@exeter.ac.uk
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