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Department of Management supports students to take action against climate change

Press release issued: 17 September 2019

Bristol Energy Network and the University of Bristol’s Department of Management will be joining the strike on College Green on Friday, 20th September.

On September 20th, in solidarity with students and strike rallies, the University’s Department of Management will join Bristol Energy Network at a pop-up in College Green to promote positive actions individuals can take to ensure the city can reach its target of net zero carbon by 2030.

Bristol Energy Network is an umbrella organisation for individuals and community groups with an interest in energy in Bristol and the surrounding area. They will be facilitating pledge-making for individuals and organisations to help them take positive action to be more sustainable.

The University of Bristol, led by the Cabot Institute, declared a climate emergency on 17th April, supporting Bristol City Council’s recent climate emergency declaration and its pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030.

The University has reduced carbon emissions by 27 percent against the baseline year of 2005/06 through measures including heating controls and insulation, LED lighting and combined heat and power. Other actions include sustainability courses for students, sustainability champions in undergraduate halls of residence, low emission student bus services, and diversion of 99 percent of its waste from landfill into recycling and composting.

Sign up to join UoB and BEN at the Climate Strike on College Green

Press contacts
Corinna Booth – Marketing Manager, Department of Management
Corinna.booth@bristol.ac.uk
+44 (0)7773 816509

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