Our Commitments

Our Commitments

As part of City of Glasgow College’s long-term commitment to sustainability and tackling climate change, we have:

  • Committed to becoming net zero by 2040.
  • Reduced our carbon emissions by 33% in the last five years.
  • Signed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accord which embeds SDGs into education, research, leadership, operations, administration and engagement activities.
  • Invested in a 100% electric vehicle fleet ensuring a reduction of 4.01 tCO2e in vehicle emissions per year.
  • Gained Cycling Friendly Campus status and introduced electric bikes for staff to travel between our twin site campus.
  • Invested in an industrial composter ensuring we now divert 100% food waste from anaerobic digestion by composting directly on site.
  • No longer sell single use plastic bottles in our catering outlets and vending machines.

And we are:

  • Leading Glasgow City Region in developing a skills base to support the home energy retrofit across housing stock in the area.
  • Levying a 50p tax on tea and coffee bought in college buildings to encourage staff and students to bring in their own cups and mugs.
  • Introducing an annual travel pass scheme for public transport and are working with Glasgow Learning Quarter and local communities to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
  • Operating a blended learning and hybrid working model that will help reduce the environmental impact of up to 30,000 students and 1,400 staff travelling in and out of Glasgow.