From the Environmental Unit of the OSSMA we are working to ensure that university activity is increasingly more respectful of the environment and that the university community has solutions to reduce the environmental impact associated with teaching, research and administrative activity.

To achieve this, we encourage actions and projects to promote environmental protection (mobility, consumption, waste generation, etc.), we advise the different bodies and administrative units of the University and the entire university community, and we design and teach courses in different formats.

Our activities are carried out in accordance with the UB’s sustainability policy and action program, which can be consulted in the section on The OSSMA at the UB, and advise the governing bodies in its definition. You can find the actions we are carrying out related to the sustainable development objectives in the section The OSSMA and the ODS.


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Environment: News

New features of the UB energy saving challenge: first auction of prizes, recognition of an academic credit, and number of participants.

We have been reducing energy consumption for more than 10 years, and it is up to all of us to continue doing so. The "We are responsible" campaign invites us to actively participate in this challenge.

UB computers have a new corporate wallpaper with the logo of the energy saving campaign.

During the first quarter of 2023, electricity consumption decreased by 4.5% and gas by 23.3%, compared to the same period in 2022. On the other hand, water consumption has increased by 8.2%.

In addition, we have added new resources to the website to facilitate the management of special waste. In this note we summarise them so that you have them closer to you.

Between January and June 2022, electricity consumption has increased by 11.96% and water consumption by 28.57%, compared to the first half of 2021. Instead, gas consumption has decreased 0.03%. When interpreting this evolution, it should be borne in mind that…

In the quarterfinals we overcame the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and we qualified for the semifinals, where we cross with the Università degli Studi di Torino.

Starting on September 2020 till November 2020, we published through our Twitter account a series of eco-tips on the carbon footprint of the University of Barcelona, with proposals to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. We think it is a good idea to summarize them in this post.