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    Environment and sustainability

    We're committed to continual environmental improvement.

    Our green credentials

    Environmental management and sustainability is about ensuring we use precious resources wisely and efficiently and that we take into consideration environmental, social and economic factors in our decision making processes.

    Our Environmental Management Policy outlines the key areas we're addressing to reduce our environmental impact.

    We've been improving our environmental performance in many ways:

    We've been improving our environmental performance in many ways:

    • We're among 36 institutions to achieve an award from the People & Planet Green League for our environmental performance
    • We've reduced our electricity usage by installing voltage optimisers, using LED lights and building solar thermal panels on our buildings
    • We're using natural ventilation in buildings and push taps and dual flush systems in our toilets.
    • We've managed to get up to 60% of our waste recycled and food waste collected to be converted to methane for energy production
    • Our Grove building has a green sedum roof, creating a habitat for wildlife and absorbing rainwater
    • We've cut our carbon emissions by 748 tonnes – the same as removing 287 cars from the road each year

    Fairtrade at Middlesex

    With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices and purchasing items with the Fairtrade logo, you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.

    We're proud to be awarded Fairtrade University Status. We continually support Fairtrade by providing Fairtrade products at our catering outlets, our vending machines, our hospitality services and also through MDXSU Merchandise with their selection of Fairtrade cotton items.

    We regularly hold Fairtrade events on campus such as Green Week, Ethical Careers Fair and Fairtrade Coffee mornings. You can find out where we'll be promoting Fairtraide across campus via social media Middlesex Fairtrade Twitter page or Chartwells Twitter page

    If you have any suggestions for us, or want to help out at events, please email our Fairtrade team.

    Get involved

    The Sustainability and Plastic Reduction Society is a group of students who are passionate about environmental conservation and whose goal is to help the whole university be as eco-friendly as possible. Head to the MDXSU page to join us, or share your ideas and opinions on their Facebook page.

    You can also submit your ideas for improving our sustainable campus on the People and Planet web pages or by joining the student switch off campaign in your halls or accommodation.

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