At the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, we are committed to ensuring that we play a role in tackling the challenges of climate change on our environment.
We recognise that we have a responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment, particularly by enhancing and improving the sustainability of our estate.
A range of measures are underway, including:
- Growing root vegetables and herbs in our roof garden, for use in our cafe
- Annual reduction of our carbon footprint
- Managing our investments responsibly. We invest up to 15% in companies specialising in renewable energy and we do not invest in fossil fuel
- Installing energy-efficient LED lighting and solar energy on campus
- Operating a campus energy monitoring system and motion sensor lighting
- Committing zero waste to landfill
- Subscribing to the Caledonian Forest scheme and planting trees to the equivalent of the paper we consume
- Cycle Friendly Campus Award from Cycling Scotland that recognises our commitment to encouraging and promoting cycling as a healthy, sustainable mode of transport for all
The RCS Sustainability Committee actively collaborates to embed sustainability into every aspect of our operations. They welcome all suggestions from students and staff to further the sustainability of our campus and how we operate. The committee reports to the Board of Governors through the Academic Board, with goals to increase awareness, visibility and accountability of sustainable practice across our community.
Find out more at: rcs.ac.uk/greenroom