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Climate Crisis: Let Us Stop Wasting Energy

Get involved with our campaign to cut energy wastage across Queen Mary campuses

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Climate change is one of the major environmental, social, and economic challenges that we currently face. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted from human actions are the main causes of climate change.

The increased frequency of the occurrences of extreme weather conditions, disruptions from forest fires, drought, flooding, and conflicts over natural resources disproportionately affect the poor and most vulnerable including women and children.

The video below highlights some of the impacts and consequences of climate change.

According to the Climate Change Committee, the GHGs emitted from buildings accounts for 34% of the UK’s carbon footprint. Therefore, every action aimed at reducing and if possible, eliminate building energy wastage will contribute towards reducing the impacts of climate change.

As part of our “Climate Crisis: Let Us Stop Wasting Energy” campaign, we are encouraging everyone to:

  • If you are the last to leave a room, meeting room or office, please turn off the lights 
  • At the end of each day, please make sure that all windows are closed, and the radiators turned down 
  • Switch off the heating and air conditioner at the end of each working day
  • Turn off your PC, monitors and laptops and unplug your charger when you are not using them 

We are inviting all colleagues to join our campaign to reduce and if possible, eliminate building energy wastage across our campuses. Let us know the changes that you are individually or collectively making at #qmulletusstopenergywastage. In addition, to become involved in our environmental sustainability get in touch on sustainability@qmul.ac.uk