As part of Lancaster University, Lancaster Conferences and Events+ places sustainability at the heart of everything it does.

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Lancaster University has won several awards for its approach to sustainability and is one of the highest producers of renewable energy out of all UK Universities.

Sustainability is a core value for all at Lancaster University and we actively promote sustainability to those who use our venues. At Lancaster Conferences and Events+ we’re proud to be at the forefront of the sustainable conference movement; leading the way by making our offering more environmentally friendly and encouraging greener behaviours wherever we can.

Lancaster University reusable cup and coffee

We have identified key areas to focus on in relation to sustainability:

  • Reduce paper usage
  • Use recyclable items whenever possible
  • Encourage sustainable travel
  • Serve sustainable food whenever possible

Lancaster University Wind Turbine

Through the university’s well documented green initiatives, including the onsite wind turbine which is projected to generate around 14% of the University’s annual electricity consumption, we give clients the reassurance that our sustainability values are credible and making real change.

Energy and Carbon
Wind Turbine
  • Food

    We are committed to sourcing and providing food and drink produced to the highest environmental, social and economic standards.

  • Travel

    Lancaster offers a great transport network with superb links between the city, campus and further afield.

  • Green Campus

    Sustainability is at the heart of our campus plan with more than 25,000 trees, 6.5 miles worth of hedgerows, new buildings that reduce environmental impact, our ECOHub allotment and orchard, and plenty of green spaces to relax and socialise with friends.

We use local food suppliers from a 30-mile radius

The traceability of food is very important to us and we ensure our food is produced with fresh ingredients from local suppliers within a 30-mile radius where possible. Making the most of the best produce Lancashire has to offer. Local and seasonal fruit and vegetables are used to craft our plant-based and vegetarian-focused menus.

Local suppliers include

  • Plumgarths farm shop
  • Atkinsons coffee roasters
  • George Speight and Sons fruit and vegetables
  • Wallings ice cream
  • Dewlay cheesemakers
  • Neve Fleetwood seafood
Greengage ECOsmart Platinum Award stamp 2023

Greengage ECOsmart Platinum Accreditation

The platinum accreditation highlighted many great initiatives that Lancaster University Conferences and Events+ have in place to support sustainability practices having received an 85% score for their sustainability evaluation.

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Annual Sustainability Report

The Annual Sustainability Report provides details of the University's successes in sustainability, progress against our objectives, the lessons learned and future plans. You can access our latest annual report below.

Annual Sustainability Report 2022

Environmental updates

Get updates and news on Lancaster University's Sustainability Strategy