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At Northampton College, we are always looking at positive ways to promote environmental improvement.

Through our college-wide ‘Go-Green Initiative’, we encourage staff and students alike to consider the impact we have as a college, and how we can do our part to create a sustainable future. Students also have the opportunity to take on a more active environmental role at college, by raising any suggestions they may have with the Northampton College Students’ Union (NCSU).

Our Campuses

All three of our campuses were built to be sustainable and environmentally friendly. We set our architects the challenge of creating buildings that are sympathetic to the environment with as low a carbon footprint as possible.

We continue to be conscious of our energy consumption and carbon footprint, which we combat through the use of building management systems, a green sedum roof, photovoltaic solar panels and a helical wind turbine.


Our Booth Lane and Daventry campuses include several protected garden areas to encourage wildlife. The Lagoon at our Booth Lane campus is a protected conservation area – sealed off to encourage plant growth and wildlife.

Waste and Recycling

Recent improvements made to waste management at the College include:

  • Eliminating the sale of single-use plastic water bottles in all three college canteens, replacing these with reusable water bottles.

  • Ensuring that paper recycling bins are available in hundreds of locations around the College, making it quick and easy for staff and students to recycle their unwanted paperwork.

  • Introducing an incentive of 20p off any hot drink when you use a reusable coffee cup at all three college canteens, in an effort to reduce single-use plastic waste. Branded reusable coffee cups are available to purchase on campus for this purpose.

  • No waste from college campuses is sent to landfill.

  • All food waste from college kitchens is seperated and used as biofuel.

  • All college waste metal is fully recycled.


All three of our campuses are easily accessible by public transport, and our Student Services team work hard to advise students on the options available.

If students would like to get the bus into college, there are a variety of bus passes that can be purchased, and we also offer help with the cost of a bus pass through the bursary.

We also have plenty of secure cycle points at all three campuses, and encourage all students to travel on foot or by bicycle where possible.

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Staff that drive to and from work, or use a car for college business, are given the opportunity to donate 1p for every mile travelled to the College Tree Fund. Donations are used to plant trees on the college campuses or at community orchards/nature reserves around Northamptonshire.

Environmental Policies

Sustainability & Environment Policy Statement 2020

2018-19 Environmental Implementation Plan

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