#SustyTalk: Goldsmiths’ Stu Meades on a green Covid-19 recovery for UK universities
edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with senior reporter Sarah George dialling Stu Meades of Greener Edge, the brains behind Goldsmiths, University of London's roadmap for reaching net-zero by 2025.
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For this latest episode, edie’s senior reporter Sarah George dials Wales to speak with Goldsmiths, University of London’s energy and sustainability consultant Stu Meades.
Stu, of Greener Edge, has spearheaded the development of Plan25 – a roadmap for the University’s journey to net-zero operations by 2025. The plan was released earlier this month and framed as a green recovery package for the University, with targets around waste management, diversity and inclusion and behaviour change sitting alongside carbon reduction initiatives.
This interview sees Stu providing insight as to how the roadmap was developed and will be implemented, as well as his thoughts on what net-zero action in the UK’s higher education sector will look like post-pandemic.
“For us to make progress to reduce emissions, change behaviours and tackle climate change, I think it’s only right that we are interweaving action with social change… I think there needs to be a huge amount of stakeholder engagement moving forward,” Stu explains.
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