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Greenspace

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As a member of Durham University you are part of a community which is proud to be committed to Environmental Sustainability. This is a commitment which has led to the development of some challenging carbon reduction targets and we all have an important part to play. There are therefore a few key actions that you need to complete before you arrive at Durham University. 

Online Sustainability Module

This is a short interactive course which you should complete before arrival at Durham University. To access the module please log in to your duo account, look for the green 'Reduce Carbon Emissions' logo and click on 'Open the Environment Sustainability Module'.

Energy

Laptop/PC Setup

If you are bringing your own PC or laptop, please ensure that it is set up to enter hibernation mode if left unused for 15 minutes. Please follow the literature from CIS regarding other set up requirements for your PC or laptop.

Electrical Equipment

Please refer to you College Licence Agreement for regulations regarding electrical items in student accommodation. This gives details of the PAT testing requirements for such items as well as providing a list of electrical goods not permitted in student rooms. Please note electric heaters and electric blankets are not permitted in student rooms. 

'Beat the Baseload' Stickers

During Induction Week you will receive Green and Amber 'Beat the Baseload' stickers from your college. You must place these on the plug of any electrical item you place in your room. These are to act as a reminder to you to switch of electrical equipment when not in use. Housekeeping may refer to these stickers if electrical equipment is left on in a vacant room. 

Green Travel

The University strongly discourages unnecessary usage of motor vehicles by students. This is not only due to environmental considerations but also due to the limited parking provision on the University estate. Students are instead encouraged to walk or cycle around the city and to travel via public transport. There is an inter-campus bus which offers free transport between Durham and Queen's Campus on production of a valid campus ID card. A timetable and further information are available at http://www.dur.ac.uk/greenspace/travel/intercampusbus/. Information on cycling around Durham and Stockton and the related user groups can be found at http://www.dur.ac.uk/greenspace/travel/cycling/.

To Find Out More

There are a number of ways in which you can find out more about the University’s environmental commitment and initiatives as well as how you can get involved: