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GC Zero reaches finals of Green Gown sustainability awards

Gloucestershire College (GC) is thrilled to have been named a 2030 Climate Action finalist in this year’s Green Gown Awards, thanks to its industry-leading GC Zero project and commitment to driving decarbonisation in education.

Solar panels at Gloucestershire College Gloucester Campus

The final step of the GC Zero Journey

After months of hard work, we’re pleased to say that the major works for our GC Zero project are coming to an end, and all is now in place to make the final connections which will see our Gloucester and Cheltenham campuses switchover to using fully renewable energy.

GC Zero Nearing Completion

As our GC Zero project is nearing completion, a second rig is in place at Gloucester campus to progress the drilling after completing all 40 boreholes at our Cheltenham Campus.

Gloucester campus plant room base

GC Zero Picking Up the Pace

As the pace of the ambitious GC Zero project picks up speed, both campuses now have two drilling rigs in operation and are making great headway in the task of drilling 40 boreholes at each site.

Universities and Colleges Across the World take Climate Action Ahead of COP26

Gloucestershire College has joined 1049 universities and colleges from 68 countries who have pledged to half their emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050, impacting over 10 million students and showing the education sector’s leadership ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, UK.

Gloucestershire College rolls out GC Zero project at Gloucester campus

Gloucestershire College (GC) continues to lead the way in education by pledging to become carbon-neutral across all its campuses, in line with UK government’s commitment to improve the environment within a generation by 2050.

Gloucestershire College leads county change towards a sustainable future through GC Zero

An ambitious project that aims to drive decarbonisation and deliver net zero campuses by 2030 launched in Cheltenham last week.

GC Zero Blog: The Plan

We're proud to be the first college in the country to drive decarbonisation and pledge to be carbon zero by 2030 - that's 20 years ahead of the UK Government’s commitment to 2050. This means the carbon we generate running all of our campuses will be 100% offset by the carbon we save operating renewably and responsibly.

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