Based on the environmental targets and strategies for the University of Gothenburg we work with different activities specific for the Tjärnö Laboratory in purpose of reaching the goals. The activities are decided by the combined environmental work and health and safety group at the Tjärnö Laboratory.
At the moment we are focusing in three areas:
- We give possibilities for good hybrid meetings, among others through a reconstruction of parts of the library into meeting rooms.
- We conduct beach cleanups and bottom cleanups along in and outside our harbour through scuba diving.
- We are planning for a new research vessel to replace Nereus. The process is on-going.
A lot of our environmental work is accomplished in collaboration with Akademiska Hus, our property owner.
Annually we are following the development of our environmental impact and work on a long-term basis to reduce it the negative part of it.
All environmental activities at departments and faculties strive against to follow the environmental policy in which all staff and students are requested to comply with the environmental policy, to prevent or reduce environmental impact and to take environmental considerations into all decisions. The head target is that the University of Gothenburg will be one of the leading universities in Europe in education and research within sustainable development and environmental sciences.
Environmental Policy for University of Gothenburg (pdf)