Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes is a University committed to the principle and practice of environmental protection and sustainable development. They are working towards achieving their ambitious targets to ensure that the University has a positive impact on the world.

Oxford Brookes is based at three sites in Oxford: Headington, Wheatley and Harcourt Hill, and has a presence across numerous other sites including Halls of Residence.  With almost 3,000 employees and almost 19,000 students, Oxford Brookes is the sixth largest employer in Oxfordshire and a key signatory to Low Carbon Oxford.

Headline facts:

• Oxford Brookes continues to maintain its First Class rating in the People and Planet Green League.

• The University has invested over £1million pounds in energy efficiency improvements since 2010.

• Recycling rates now stand at 62%, up from 52% in 2012.

• Over 7000 students have received BROOKESbus keys this year as part of their halls or tuition fee packages with 63 per cent of staff and students rating the BROOKESbus Service as “Good” or “Very Good”. To learn more about the BROOKESbus scheme, click here.

• Around 70% of Brookes’ students say that sustainability is important to their future careers.

• The University’s subsidised Bike Doctor Service continues to be successful in helping keep staff and students commuting by cycle.  Many staff also make use the tax free cycle scheme at the University. Find out more about Oxford Brookes’ cycling policies

• The University has recently joined the Oxon Bike scheme which achieved 600 uses in its first month.

• Our new car club with Hertz provides an electric car option for staff and students to try, with various electric charging points being available throughout the University. Learn more about the new electric car club

• The University has extended the Environmental Management System ISO14001 across the Wheatley, Headington and Harcourt Hill Campuses. Only 21 UK universities have the ISO14001 standard.

• Oxford Brookes now holds more Green Flag Awards than any other UK University.

• Oxford Brookes was the world’s first Fair-trade university back in 2003.

Oxford Brookes is proud of their achievements. The University has clear ambitions for the future to continue to make a major contribution in the sustainability field through their behaviour as an organisation, their research, teaching and through knowledge exchange.

Information on all of Oxford Brookes’ sustainability activities, and the progress they are making, is available from their website: www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/sustainability.

Main Contact Name: Gavin Hodgson, Energy and Carbon Reduction Manager
Main Contact Email & Telephone: ghodgson@brookes.ac.uk and 01865 484643
Further information/websitewww.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/sustainability
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