Sustainability Commitments

South West College has placed the following commitments at the heart of our sustainability strategy: 

  • ​Curriculum – to grow the number of students by 10% through the delivery of new sustainability curriculum, conduct a sustainability audit of existing College Curriculum and to increase our sustainability knowledge transfer, R & D and innovation by 15%​

  • One Planet Living – develop a collaborative One Planet Living workshop to educate and engage stakeholders, develop a South West College One Planet Living action plan and promote One Planet Living message and initiatives through the Forum for engagement​

  • Energy – lower net energy consumption by 30% by 2030 across all campuses​

  • Recycling – ensure that recycling facilities are provided at all campus waste disposal points​ Rainwater Harvesting – implement systems in all new campus buildings and explore the potential of implementing on all existing Campuses by 2025​ Single Use Plastics – implement guidance on reducing the unnecessary use of single use plastics from College Campuses​

  • Transport – reduce single occupancy car journeys by 10%, replace or adapt 25% of the College transport fleet to electric/hybrid vehicles​

  • Sustainability Office – to demonstrate leadership through the creation of a Sustainability Office by 2022, to deliver flagship events, publications and collaborative partnership projects in sustainability​

Download a PDF copy of the South West College Sustainability Strategy 2020 – 2025 ​