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At the University of Chester our vision is of a just and sustainable world for present and future generations.
Our Future, In Our Hands.
We want to promote awareness and engagement, in order to achieve social and environmental sustainability through all of our educational activities.
The Sustainability Unit sits within the Facilities Department and aims to ensure that the University of Chester leads by example, putting sustainability at the heart of decision making and service delivery.
We recognise our responsibility to function with due concern for the environment in which we live and work, and to minimize the impact of our activities on that environment and promote awareness through all of our educational activities.
We seek to continually improve our environmental performance by implementing policies and processes, we have currenlty achieved EcoCampus Gold for Environmental Management System approach.
Our strategy aligns with four Cs - Campus, Communities, Cultures and Curriculum - with comprehensive corporate objectives, in order to meet our opportunities and responsibilities to enable us to help solve social, environmental and economic challenges, through positive transformation.
More than 80% of students, surveyed in a new report, believe that sustainable development should be actively promoted and incorporated by UK universities, a belief which increases as they progress through their studies.
Student attitudes towards skills for sustainable development, September 2013
We want to promote awareness and engagement, in order to achieve social and environmental sustainability through all of our educational activities so in November 2012 we launched Green Chester.
Green Chester is our campaign to give staff and students driven by shared values the opportunity to transform the environmental impact of the way we work and learn together at the University of Chester. Find out about our goal and objectives on the Green Chester website.
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