90%

of our waste was recycled in January-July 2022

At the Vice Chancellor's 2022 Environmental Sustainability Awards...
Pembroke won a Silver Green Impact Award!
Red
1000

less plastic bottles are being used than in previous years

Sustainability

As Pembroke nears its 400th Anniversary in 2024, the College has never been more focussed on its commitment to sustainability.

This commitment is reflected most notably in the decision by the College’s Governing Body to commission a Space & Sustainability Masterplan in 2021 and establish a Sustainability Committee comprised of College Fellows, staff and student representatives. Following a review of the entire College estate, the Masterplan will set out the roadmap to achieving net zero/zero carbon and significantly increasing biodiversity across the College sites. As a first step Pembroke has recently been awarded £70,000 Government funding from the Low Carbon Skills Fund to develop a heat decarbonisation plan and the College is preparing an application to the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme for capital funding towards the implementation of the decarbonisation plan. As resources allow, and as part of longer-term planned refurbishments, we seek to reach our zero-carbon target by significantly reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions through the installation of more efficient heating systems, such as air source heat pumps (ASHP), and make improvements to building fabrics to reduce heat loss. More information will be announced here as plans progress, so watch this space…!

Meanwhile, we have been busy at an operational level in the following areas: