Arts University Bournemouth is delighted to announce its commitment to never invest in fossil fuels.
This commitment is part of a global effort, led by the NUS Divest-Invest campaign, to encourage all UK universities and colleges to move investment into renewable energy providers.
AUB already sources its electricity from renewable sources and has now committed to never invest in fossil fuels.
University Secretary and Director for Student Experience, Jon Renyard, said: “We are delighted to make this announcement, as part of our commitment to the environment. Sourcing our electricity from renewable sources helps us limit the impact we are having on the world around us, and we are underpinning this by promising never to invest in fossil fuels.”
In 2014, AUB Students’ Union pledged to plant 3,000 trees over 3 years with the Woodland Trust, to carbon-offset each new student joining AUB.
In November 2016, over 70 student and staff volunteers planted the final 1,000 trees at Throop Mill, marking the end of the successful three-year campaign.
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