In the AoC’s Climate Action Roadmap for FE Colleges we are reminded that climate change and ecological destruction are some of the biggest challenges of our time. Colleges have a moral duty to act; to make an impactful contribution to the UK government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050.
Our Inspiring Sustainability Green Plan captures the actions we are taking to reduce emissions, improve our natural environment and reduce the consumption of resources. It contains a wealth of initiatives, developments and awareness raising.
It augments the Group’s Environmental Initial Action Plan for Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) which is updated annually. It aligns with the Peterborough Climate Change Partnership Action Plan 2021 and is mapped to the DfE’s Sustainability & Climate Change Strategy and The Green College Commitment of the AoC, both published in November 2021 to promote COP26.
“Within IEG considerable progress has been made over a number of years across both campuses in recycling and waste reduction.” Excellent and ongoing work led by the Group’s Estates and Health & Safety team, and informed by a suite of Environmental, Carbon Reduction, Green Travel and Sustainability policies, is already having impact. In May 2021 Peterborough College achieved an amazing 90% score in the Invest in the Environment accreditation.