Ecoversity is the University of Bradford’s programme of embedding sustainable development across everything that we do.
It is an ambitious and visionary programme creating change across the whole of the University.
Ecoversity is not just about how we build and run our estate or just the environment - it is also about:
- How we embed sustainable development into the formal and informal learning experience of all our students
- Involving all our staff, students and visitors
- Addressing our social responsibilities
- Fostering a sense of community and engendering wellbeing
Our award winning sustainable campuses are green oasis in the urban centre of Bradford. We have some of world’s most environmentally friendly buildings, loads of edible planting and prime places for relaxing and learning informally about sustainability. See our virtual campus here.
We have been working hard through sustainable refurbishment, construction, building management and renewables to bring down our carbon footprint. We are making great strides towards our 50% reduction target by 2020 having already saved over 30% since 2005. Find out more about our Our Initiatives here.
We have been using the UNESCO framework to define our approach to ESD and have adopted formal requirements for ESD to be articulated in the Course Approval and Review Process (CARP).
The Centre for Sustainable Environments involves a dedicated team of specialists from across the University who are developing the knowledge and capabilities that will enable more sustainable environments to be created.
Ecoversity is all about community on campus and how it interacts with the local population of Bradford. Find out about a community partnerships team, students union and sports centre.