Sustainability on campus

At the Ångström Laboratory, we actively work on environmental issues. At each department, there is an environmental representative responsible for advancing environmental work within their unit. To support and inspire environmental efforts at the Ångström Laboratory, we have Uppsala University's environmental plan and climate guide.

University-wide environmental efforts

Some of the environmental initiatives taking place at the Ångström Laboratory are shared with all Uppsala University campuses:

  • Recycling furniture is provided, there are no trash cans for mixed waste.
  • The cleaning staff uses only environmentally friendly cleaning products.
  • The building has demand-controlled ventilation and lighting (installation is ongoing).
  • The restaurant and café always offer a vegetarian lunch option. Some restaurants at the university also weigh the food you have picked from the buffet and set the price based on that to avoid food waste.

Local environmental initiatives at the Ångström Laboratory

The Ångström Laboratory's campus management also carries out local environmental initiatives, such as

  • a project together with schedulers and property owner Akademiska Hus regarding energy conservation by turning off comfort ventilation in parts of the Ångström Laboratory during the summer and other extended breaks
  • promotion of bicycle use to reduce short car trips between campuses by offering free loaner bikes to staff
  • reuse of furniture, curtains, technology, and other items instead of purchasing new whenever possible
  • ongoing collaboration with "Miljögruppen", the environmental group at Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students (UTN) regarding environmental issues.

UTN's environmental group

Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students (UTN) has an environmental group, "Miljögruppen", that actively works to reduce the environmental impact of the numerous student activities already available and initiates new events and activities with a focus on sustainability. The environmental group's projects include

  • cooking and selling meals made from ingredients that would otherwise be discarded by nearby restaurants
  • clothing and item exchange days at the beginning and end of the school term
  • events where students are encouraged to swap costumes with each other rather than buying new ones for different occasions
  • lectures for student union workers on how to plan meetings and events with sustainability in mind.