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Sustainability online training course launched for University staff

Following the launch of the University’s new Strategy, ‘Creating Better Futures. Together’, the Sustainability team has launched a new online training course for staff.

Sustainability Essentials explores the sustainability changes that have been made across our campus – from energy use and biodiversity to waste and transport, plus more.

It explains the impact our world-leading research has in tackling real-life issues across the globe, as well as how we look to align with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The training also provides an insight into the financial and reputational benefits of the University acting more sustainably, as well as how it can improve the wellbeing of students, staff and the local community. 

The course can be accessed on Learn (sign-in required) and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. It is a made up of a mixture of text, videos and interactive activities with handy tips along the way on how individuals can help the University to meet its sustainable goals.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Jennings said: “As a leading UK University, we are striving to become a sustainable campus and community, and this requires individual, collective and institutional action. Climate change and Net zero is a core theme of our ‘Creating Better Futures. Together’ strategy. We must all be aware of the impacts we have on the environment and manage these.

“I hope this training will help increase your knowledge of the sustainability areas on campus and show you how you can make a difference to our sustainable future.”

Elliott Brown, Sustainable Travel Officer added: “Sustainability Essentials has been developed to provide a brief introduction to what sustainabilitymeans at Loughborough University and how staff can help. It’s important that staff feel empowered and have the tools to act, so we hope this will enhance your knowledge. We plan to develop further training to build on this course soon.”

More information about sustainability at the University can be found on the dedicated website.