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John Snow College

Green Charter

John Snow College is committed to working in a sustainable way, reducing its environmental footprint and has adopted this Green Charter.

Key Objectives:

  • Comply with the requirements of environmental legislation and approved codes of practice.
  • Continuously seek to improve our environmental and social performance and try to operate in ways that reduce negative impacts on the environment.
  • Respect all the animals and flora in our College grounds taking care not to damage habitats, including during any events we hold.
  • Encourage students, staff and guests to use products and services in an environmentally sensitive way.
  • Raise awareness of environmental issues within the College and the local community and encourage participation in sustainable practices.
  • Reduce the amount of waste, pollution and emissions.
  • Reduce the use of energy, water and other resources.
  • Reuse materials where we can.
  • Recycle as much as we possibly can.
  • Remain a member of the Green Tourism Business Scheme as an indicator of our sustainable practices.

As a member of John Snow I agree to promote my College's green policy by:

  • Turning off heating, electricity, water and lighting when it is not required.
  • Keeping temperatures for heating and hot water to a reasonable level.
  • Reduce waste to landfill by recycling where possible: glass, plastic, paper, cans, cardboard etc. in the containers provided.
  • Reduce energy and water usage by using low energy light bulbs, switching off lights, turning off stand by switches, turning off radiators when rooms are unoccupied.
  • Using public transport where possible.
  • Walking and cycling where possible.
  • Continually looking at ways to improve our commitment to green issues.
  • Keeping up to date on College environmental projects and be active in supporting the College environmental policy.