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Burnley College is committed to progressing its Sustainability agenda, with staff and students working together to preserve the world’s valuable resources.

Occupying a previous brown field site, the Campus has been developed with sustainability in mind with solar panels providing electricity and rain water collected for reuse within College.

We offer electric car charging points, as well as bicycle lockers and encourage the use of car sharing, the use of public transport and walking to College where possible and practicable.

Our Campus is undergoing a process of re-wilding which includes the planting of additional trees and plants to provide natural habitats for wildlife.

Our Refectory provides recyclable cutlery and containers for take-away use and is encouraging the use of re-fillable containers for water and hot drinks. Our polytunnel is currently being developed to help supply herbs to our College kitchens.

Recycling stations are situated across College for paper, batteries, plastic bottles and drinks cans.

The extended use of digital resources is aimed to reduce the amount of paper the College recycles and recycled paper is used for many College functions.

Energy-saving technology is employed across College to ensure lights and some equipment is turned off when areas are no longer in use.

As part of the College’s commitment to raising awareness of sustainability and damage to the natural environment, it has joined forced with Ocean Revival, a team of four serving and former Royal Marines who are attempting ‘the world’s most dangerous row’ in summer 2021. The College is the  official education partner of the elite team who are making the mid-Atlantic crossing to support Plastic Oceans and the Royal Marines Charity, with team members visiting College to talk about the problems of plastic waste in our oceans to students.


Bike Lockers


Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Reusable Cutlery and Dishes in our Refectory and Cafe

Green Wall

Reusable Water Bottles and water stations around College