Social Responsibility and Sustainability

6 June: Climate action: The University's carbon sequestration plan (central)

The University is tackling climate change across all its activities as part of its plan to be Net Zero Carbon by 2040.

This includes initiatives like improving the way we power and heat our buildings; electrifying our vehicle fleet where possible and by replacing non-essential travel with alternatives where available.

The aim is to deliver over one million tonnes of CO2 offsetting over the next 50 years over multiple sites across Scotland.

As part of this work, the University has recently purchased its first of several sites. Drumbrae is a newly acquired site of around 431 hectares that will be managed by our Forests and Peatlands Team to create woodland and improve open habitat.

It is in the Ochil Hills, near the city of Stirling, north of Bridge of Allan.

News article: Climate action: The University’s carbon sequestration plan


Carbon sequestration - FAQ (secured)

Tree planting at the Big Dig, May 2021, credit to Andrew Perry and Sport & Exercise
Jun 06 2023 -

6 June: Climate action: The University's carbon sequestration plan (central)

Staff and students are invited to a series of events exploring the University’s plans to create woodland and restore peatlands in order to offset carbon emissions.

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