Climate Change Action Plan

At Dumfries and Galloway College we understand that we need to be a leading voice in tackling Climate Change.

Becoming Net Zero

As the environment is seriously affected by carbon emissions, Dumfries and Galloway College are taking action to help fight our carbon footprint. Along with many other institutions and countries, we are joining in the Scottish Government’s pledge to produce zero carbon emission by 2045. We have set the target to ‘race to zero’ by 2030.

Climate Change Action Plan

We announced a climate emergency in January 2019 and set up a group to guide and support students and colleagues in climate change matters. This has helped us focus on key areas to reduce carbon emission to reach our a target by 2030 and we’re delighted to be able to launch our Climate Change Action Plan to coincide with Scotland’s Climate Week 2021.

Read about our plan and the measures we are putting in place to become net zero by 2030 – better yet, join us and start making changes today!

Our new climate change action plan represents a redoubling of our efforts to fight climate change and a new and innovative approach to the problems we all face.

“My team and I are delighted to endorse this plan and the innovative, practical, and optimistic thinking that it represents.

“We are lucky to study and work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country and the steps contained within this plan will go a long way to helping us keep it that way for many years to come.

Principal Joanna Campbell

Green Energy

Green energy is becoming an important part of today’s changing society and the future of energy.  With businesses in the past reliant on fossil fuels, we need to become more dependant on green energy and preserve our national resources.

At Dumfries and Galloway College our Green Skills Academy is showing and teaching students how to build their career in green energy. It is important that we can help create courses and continue efforts that reflect our views and values as a college. Our endeavours so far have been recognised by the prestigious Green Gown Awards as we won of UK & Ireland’s Sustainability Institution of the Year for 2020!