St Edmund Hall on Page 3 of 'The Times'

30 Sep 2019

Article in 'The Times'

St Edmund Hall’s ambition to become the greenest and most environmentally sustainable college in Oxford has been featured in The Times in the article: ‘St Edmund Hall at University of Oxford goes green with hanging garden’.

In this interview with Principal Professor Katherine Willis, former director at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Professor Willis spoke about the college’s plan to release its first 10-year strategy this week which sets out how the college is going to become a greener, more diverse and accessible home for world leading research and teaching.

The Times’ article details one goal out of five for the college in which we have aims to reduce our energy usage by 5% in the next 5 years, decrease the use of single-use plastics, install more green walls, improve recycling and by 2030 to become as close as possible to zero net energy use – implementing geothermal energy, solar panels and biodigesters.

However, the college is also looking to build solid foundations in the areas of education and research; access, equality and diversity; culture and finance. More information on other aspects of the strategy will be available later this week.

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