As the Students’ Union does not use company vehicles, combust fuel or generate energy onsite (scope 1 emissions), our calculated current carbon footprint relates to all scope 2 emission sources and major scope 3 emission sources. A breakdown of the Student’ Union’s carbon footprint is shown below in a graph - if you'd like this broken down as text only, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The carbon footprint of Stirling Students’ Union is 29.4 tonnes of CO2e between the 1st of June 2020 and the 31st of May 2021. This represents a reduction of 72% from the previous year. This significant reduction is a representation of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated reduction in Union activities, closure of the commercial businesses, and staff homeworking. All Union CO2 sources showed reduced emissions, in particular sports travel, communting, and electricty use. The expectation is that emissions will siginifcantly increase again in 2021/2022 with the resumption of Union activity. The extent to which emissions will increase is unknown, but the Union will benefit from a decreased carbon intensity in grid electricity, with a rough improvement in 13% since 2019. We will continue to review our activities, to ensure we minimize the impact we have on the planet.