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.
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.Find out more
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.
2021 CDN College Awards
In 2021, Dumfries and Galloway College won the Sustainability Action Award at the CDN College Awards 2021 for our Leading the way – Net Zero D&G initiative.
2021 Scottish Green Energy Awards
In 2021, Dumfries and Galloway College won the Outstanding Project Award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards for our industry-leading Green Energy Centre which sits at the centre of our ambitious plans to reach net zero by 2030 and brings together our on-going work in green technology, skills, and learning.
2021 Green Gown Awards
In 2021, Dumfries and Galloway College won two Green Gown Awards - Campus of the Future and Benefitting Society (small institution).
2020 Green Gown Awards
In 2020, Dumfries and Galloway College were named Sustainability Institution of the Year for our work with community and business partners around Dumfries and Galloway to drive the sustainability agenda.
Green Skills Academy
At Dumfries and Galloway college, we know green energy is the future and we recognise how important it is to empower the next generation of learners to create a more sustainable future.
Green Skills Academy
Find out more about our Green Skills Academy and apply to study with us. Get one step ahead with Dumfries and Galloway College