College Launches Climate Change Action Plan

Dumfries and Galloway College has published its new climate change action plan.

The ambitious and far-reaching document outlines the steps that the South of Scotland college plans to take to reach its net zero target by 2030.

Dumfries and Galloway College took the step of declaring a climate emergency in 2019 and has created a cross-college working group dedicated to supporting and providing guidance to staff and students on climate change issues.

The plan outlines the college’s ambition of reducing emissions by 32 percent by 2024 and going on to becoming completely carbon neutral by 2030.

In order to achieve this, the college has outlined a series of key objectives that will be key to meeting these lofty goals.

Carbon reductions through efficient operations, reducing the negative impact of business travel, reducing waste, a renewed emphasis on green skills and education, developing and maintaining environmentally-minded partnerships and collaboration, and carbon offsetting have all been identified as areas in which the college will continue to go beyond its already excellent record on fighting climate change.

Dumfries and Galloway College is proud of its record on promoting a green vision for the future in its region, and across the country, and this new action plan represents the latest step in this approach.

“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

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