Nottingham Trent University committed to keeping its eyes set on environmental focus

Brackenhurst continues to focus on sustainability after the Equestrian Centre receives ISO 14001 accreditation.

The School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences is continuing to do its bit for the environment, with further plans to aid sustainability.

Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre received ISO 14001 accreditation back in 2012, which recognised our focus on continuing to prevent pollution, protect the environment and create sustainable development.

To achieve the certification, a specific framework to set up an effective environmental management system must be followed. This ensures environmental impact is both measured and improved.

As our impact as humans on the environment increases, there is a need to better understand and manage it. For a world continuing to face environmental challenges it is becoming more and more important to create sustainability and minimise pollution.

Here at NTU, that includes organising how we manage our waste and setting up green energy management; for example, our sustainable solar panels. Having the accreditation helps us keep up with government regulations and provide healthy and environmentally friendly surroundings for staff, students and animals.

There are also plans for the future as the Equestrian Centre looks into further developments such as retro-fitting improved lighting systems, the potential for more green spaces, green roofs and installing more solar panels. The School is also looking at providing their staff with a fleet of bikes to travel around the campus instead of driving in a bid to minimise unnecessary pollution.

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Nottingham Trent University committed to keeping its eyes set on environmental focus

Published on 27 April 2016
  • Category: School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

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