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Uppsala University’s environmental work

The University addresses environmental issues actively at many levels in the organisation, from overarching central measures and guidelines to individual employees’ actions in their day-to-day work. 

Here is more information about the University`s environmental work and support in the day-to-day work in form of procedures and guidelines.

The University’s work for sustainable development in education, research and collaboration is described in the program and action plan for sustainable development.



  • The Hunt for Plastics and Climate Effective Procurement

The University is working on projects within Uppsala climate protocol called the "Hunt for the Plastic" and Climate Effective Procurement. The aim of the project is to reduce the impact on the climate from the consumption of plastic generated by the university. At the moment a plastic inventory is being undertaken at the university to see where the is being used.

  • An onging cycling challenge

The challenge seeks to encourage University staff to cycle more at work, as well as to and from work. For the good of our environment and our health! There will be a prize for most active minutes of cycling and all participants have the chance to win in the prize draw. The challenge will run from 11 September until 12 November.


Any questions? Anything you wonder about? Send an email to the University’s Environmental Coordinator Anna Sandström

  • Bike Friendly work place

The University participates in the Bicycle Friendly Workplace project, led by Uppsala Municipality. The project is about making the workplace as bicycle friendly as possible through various measures. In September the following workplaces were certified with a star; Uppsala Biomedical Centre, Blåsenhus, English Park, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Polacksbacken and Segerstedt.


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  • Autumn semester 2017 - Introductory course on procurement and purchasing with a section on sustainable procurement.

During the autumn of 2017, the procurement and purchasing unit will provide training in procurement and purchase on two occasions. On these occasions, the environmental function participates in addressing eco-friendly purchases. The training is primarily intended for purchasing managers at the department/equivalent, but other interested persons are also welcome. More information about the education and how to register is available on the employee portal (Medarbetarportalen).