Hatfield is a leading ‘green’ college, something championed by our Master, Tim Burt, who is also the University Dean for Environmental Sustainability. We take our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint seriously, and ask that all students participate in this too.
The University has agreed an ambitious carbon management program, aiming to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 30% by 2014. To achieve this all students, colleges and departments are on board, implementing local-level initiatives to help meet this target.
Whilst usage figures and recycling totals can only be calculated for the main college site, we encourage all students who live out to reduce their carbon footprint too. There are facilities in all private properties to recycle, and for those without all inclusive bills packages, reducing electricity consumption will benefit the bank too!
The JCR asks every student to recycle as much as possible. There are the facilities in every bedroom and major communal space to recycle paper, cardboard, plastic, cans and glass. In addition to this batteries, aerosols and toner cartridges can be recycled in reception.
Reducing electricity consumption:
To meet the carbon reduction target, we need to reduce our electricity usage significantly! Please help us reach this by turning off lights and computers when they’re not in use, only boiling the right amount of water, you know the drill.
The more we buy, use and throw away, the more carbon is used. Take small steps to a greener life by using your Hatfield cotton bag instead of plastic carrier bags, turning taps off when not in use, only taking the food you need at mealtimes, printing double sided in the computer room…
College have taken measures to reduce their own consumption (getting a more efficient boiler, installing motion activated lighting etc), but if there are other things you think would help, please contact either of the JCR Environment Reps (Jack Evans or Vicky Smith) who will pass your ideas on.
For more information about the Universities environmental initiatives, please see the Greenspace website