The University of Gibraltar proudly hosted a World Maritime Day Symposium on Friday 6th October 2023, bringing together leading experts and industry professionals to discuss key issues facing the global maritime community.
Together with our community
Improving and embedding sustainability throughout our University
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 Metalrok Ltd 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.
Solar panels are a cornerstone of sustainability, embodying the principles of clean energy production and environmental responsibility. By harnessing the sun’s abundant and renewable energy, solar panels provide a clean and sustainable source of electricity without emitting greenhouse gases or harmful pollutants.
The University of Gibraltar is committed to championing sustainability for a brighter tomorrow through innovative initiatives that make a tangible difference in our community. One such initiative is our collaboration with the Government of Gibraltar, where we have offered our roof space to install solar panels. This partnership allows them to harness the abundant solar energy in Gibraltar’s sun-drenched climate to generate clean electricity. By feeding this renewable energy back into the Gibraltar power grid, we are able to reduce our carbon footprint and lessen our dependence on finite fossil fuels, therefore contributing to Gibraltar’s energy resilience and sustainability goals. With a long lifespan and minimal maintenance requirements, solar panels represent a durable and eco-friendly investment. They empower individuals, businesses, and communities to take control of their energy production, enhancing energy security and resilience. Another benefit is that the solar industry fosters job creation and innovation, contributing to economic growth and technological advancements. Solar power’s environmental and economic benefits, coupled with government incentives, make it a pivotal player in the transition to a more sustainable and greener future.
This forward-thinking approach aligns with our university’s core values, demonstrating our dedication to environmental responsibility and our commitment to fostering a greener and more sustainable future for Gibraltar and beyond. By working together, we are creating a positive impact today that will benefit future generations.
PHD STUDENTS INITIATIVE
NEW WATER FOUNTAINS
A UK-funded workshop on ‘Enhancing monitoring and prevention of invasive non-native species’ took place at the University of Gibraltar recently as part of a wider Darwin Plus project.
“Evaluating an important biodiversity area in Gibraltar: Windmill Hill Flats” is a project funded by the UK Government’s Darwin Plus Local scheme, which aims to protect unique biodiversity and improve resilience to climate change in the UK Overseas Territories.