At Dumfries and Galloway College, we are proud to play our part in tackling the climate emergency crisis, as we work to act on our strategy to educate and train towards net zero.

Our Agenda

Since 2015, we have been reducing carbon emissions in line with the Scottish college sector. When Joanna Campbell was appointed principal in 2019, she saw an opportunity and began to utilise what the college offers in technology, learning and in the community to create a more sustainable environment.

The green agenda and tackling the climate emergency is one of the key priorities for Dumfries and Galloway college and we take this matter seriously.
Joanna Campbell has proceeded to put Dumfries and Galloway college in a position to challenge the climate emergency  through our Green Skills Academy and adapting our facilities to use renewable energy with our Green Energy Hub and continue right across college.

Dumfries and Galloway college are on the right path towards becoming ‘Net Zero’ by 2030.

To read Joanna’s article on tackling and transforming Dumfries and Galloway College click here.

To find out more how about how colleges across Scotland are taking action on climate change click here

Hear from our Head of Corporate Services on how we can all play our part to make a difference.

Climate Change Action Plan

In line with our Ambition 2025 strategy framework, we have developed a climate change action plan to help us work towards a greener future and demonstrate the steps we will take to get there.

Collaborating with the Scottish Government, along with other institutions and industries who have pledged to Net Zero, we have set our target to ‘race to zero’ by 2030.

Dumfries and Galloway College's Wind Turbine and solar panels

Accolades and Awards

We’re extremely proud of everything we have achieved thus far in making our campuses a more sustainable place and are delighted to have been recognised by prestigious organisations for our hard work.

Find out about all of our awards and nominations

Principal of Dumfries and Galloway College Joanna Campbell holding a green gown award in the Henry Duncan Building at Dumfries Campus

Green energy students around solar panels at Dumfries and Galloway College