Hatfield College actively promotes and adheres to the University's policies and procedures relating to the Environment and strives to constantly lower its Carbon Footprint.
Hatfield College has its own Environment Team, comprising of both staff and students. The team meets termly to discuss environmental issues relating to College life. The Hatfield College staff Environment Champion, Katie Petherick, is a member of this team.
Hatfield College has been awarded 'Gold' status in the Green Tourism Business Scheme. In order to achieve this grading the College was audited on 10 categories including energy, water, waste and travel and transport. The auditor commented on the 'robust management systems in place for monitoring resource use with the aim of minimising waste and inefficiencies and for promoting environmental awareness and good practice'.
Professor Tim Burt, Master of Hatfield College, is also the Dean for Environmental Sustainability and Chairs the Greenspace Advisory Group. This Group oversees University Policy relating to environmental sustainability and is an advisory body to the University Executive Committee. The group meets bi-monthly to discuss environmental issues in the University. More information on this group and Greenspace can be found here.
Michelle Crawford is the Bursar for both Hatfield and University College and is the Environmental Bursar for all of the sixteen colleges in the University.
Hatfield College is committed to supporting the University's mission to reduce its environmental impact and improve the local environment. To this end we have developed our own Eco-Code.
Hatfield College Eco-Code
Hatfield College is committed to reducing its environmental footprint.
We follow the principles of "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle".
Water, gas and electricity use is monitored and we encourage everyone to reduce their consumption by turning off lights, electrical appliances and computers when not in the room.
We use, wherever possible, heating, lighting and plumbing systems which reduce our water and energy consumption.
We provide bins for rubbish and recycling and encourage people to use them. We promote the use of re-usable bags and aim to be the first Durham college to be free of single-use plastic bags.
The College tries whenever possible to use locally sourced and ethically produced goods but we also concentrate on reducing packaging and components harmful to the environment.
We promote "Keep Hatfield Tidy" and hold litter picks when necessary.
All members of College and visitors alike are encouraged, where possible, to use more environmentally friendly modes of transport, for example by car sharing our using public transport, and to walk whenever they can.
Hatfield College aims to lead by example by creating a College focused on environmentally sustainable living.
Hatfield College Environmental Team
Hatfield College has its own Environmental Team which:
- consults and advises the college community on all aspects of the day-to-day living and working practices within College which is felt could be modified to the greater benefit of the environment.
- promotes a culture which inculcates awareness within staff and students of good practice with regard to conservation, sustainability, recycling and promoting an environmentally-friendly lifestyle for all.
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