We have made a lot of progress in both teaching and research for sustainability but there is still a long way to go. This was a major focus of work for this year, with the aim of launching both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs focused on sustainability and social responsibility in 2011.
AstBUG has been championing cycling for a long time now, and travel survey results have shown that more staff and students are cycling, walking and using public transport. Promotion continued throughout 2009/10, with numerous events throughout the year to raise awareness, as well as offering deals and discounts to staff and students.
Biodiversity and wildlife
Aston now has an active Wildlife Group, and our Staff Volunteering Scheme has offered the opportunity to help out with improving biodiversity on campus. The 5 year Biodiversity Action Plan was produced this year, providing goals to work towards this year and in the future.