Green on campus
The University is aiming to achieve certification to the international environmental management standards ISO 14001 and EMAS by autumn 2013. Our environmental policy sets the level of ambition for the environmental work.
The rate of improvement in the work is determined by our environmental objectives and the University's central environmental action plan.
There are ten designated areas where the University has a significant environmental impact. Energy consumption, waste management, chemical use and business travel are some of them.
Did you know that every year the University...
- recycles about 1,000 tons of waste
- consumes about 64 million kWh of energy
- copies 28 million A4 sheets
- emits about 3 million kg of carbon dioxide from flights
Students can contribute to the environmental work
Students can work actively to help the environment at Stockholm University by recycling rubbish at one of the University’s waste recycling stations. You can also help turning off lights in empty rooms or lecture halls and switch off electrical appliances. You can choose to cycle or walk to and from the University and reduce your paper prints.
Get involved in the environmental work
If you want to get involved in our environmental work, please contact the Student Union, which has two representatives in the University's central Environmental Council.
The council is the University's steering committee for the environmental certification project and coordinates and manages the environmental work.
Stockholm University’s Environmental Network
Students are also welcome to join Stockholm University’s Environmental Network. The Environmental Network gathers students who are interested in environmental and sustainability issues, and want to influence the University’s central environmental work. The network seeks to identify problems and to solve them. The Environmental Network also acts as a link between the University's central Environmental Council and the students. They discuss how the University's environmental work should progress and promote a student perspective in this work. If you are interested in learning more about the Environmental Network, please contact the Sustainability Advocacy Secretary at Stockholm University Student Union, or visit the Environmental Network's website www.sus.su.se/miljonatverk.
March 5, 2013
Source: Technical Support Office