Sustainability

Together with our community

We are all continuously reminded of the effect climate change has on our planet. Our commitment to sustainability runs throughout all our practices, from the management of the University’s campus and facilities, through to community engagement, sustainable catering, teaching and learning.

Improving and embedding sustainability throughout our University

Sustainable campus

We aim to promote a culture of ‘rethink, reduce, reuse and recycle’, in order to significantly reduce waste and increase recycling across the campus. These are some of the ways in which we achieve this:
 – Recycling points have been set up across the campus for everyone to use.
 – We work with Gibraltar Eco Parks for our recycling.
– We are working towards a social, ethical and environmentally friendly purchasing approach.
– Our car-park is equipped with solar-powered LED lamp-posts and we have installed LED lighting around the campus.
– We have two new water fountains on site to encourage students, staff and visitors to use reusable bottles.

Community engagement

As well as reducing our impact on the environment, we encourage students to be the change-makers for a sustainable future.
The University’s Sustainability Team runs fun and interactive sustainability activities and campaigns throughout the academic year. These are some of the key events which we participated in or organised:
– World Environment Day
– Fundraising for Local Charities
– Sustainability Week
– Earth Hour
– Clean up the World Day
– Recycling Workshop

RECYCLING WORKSHOP

PHD STUDENTS INITIATIVE

NEW WATER FOUNTAINS

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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20 September 2018

Sustainability Week

The University of Gibraltar is proud to announce its first Sustainability week. Join us in the activities taking place this week, culminating on Saturday 29th September with the Clean up…
27 September 2018

ClimACT meeting launched by Hon. Minister Licudi

The Hon. Minister Gilbert Licudi welcomed over 40 international delegates to the University this morning to launch a two-day ClimACT project meeting. ClimACT is a three-year, European Union funded initiative…
21 December 2018

University hosts WAVE Project meeting

University of Gibraltar has hosted the meeting of the WAVE project (Whale watching AIS Vessel movement Evaluation project) on Monday 17th of December. Participants involved include the Universities of Cádiz,…