Sustainability in the SRC

Armagh Solar

Southern Regional College is committed to establishing the highest possible standards of sustainability across all our core activities. We recognise the role of education in enabling students to develop the knowledge, skills, values, and behaviours needed for sustainable development, ensuring they are equipped to meet the rapidly changing demands of the world. We recognise our role in contributing to local and national initiatives regarding carbon reduction and the climate emergency. We have recently signed up to the SDG Accord and have committed to reporting annually on the progress we make in contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Reports from all signatory institutions are collated to provide a summary report of how both the Higher and Further Education sectors are contributing to the SDGs globally which is presented each year to the UN High Level Political Forum.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals


The UN Sustainable Development Goals the UN Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked Global Goals that are designed to be a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. They are an urgent call for action by all countries, both developed and developing, in a global partnership. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth, all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. The SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030

SRC Sustainability Report 2022/23

Our Staff

To aid in our commitment to establishing the highest levels of sustainability across all our activities, the College has a Sustainability Working Group that promotes, co-ordinates and monitors the development and implementation of sustainability initiatives across the College. Each Academic and Business Support area are required to annually evaluate and report on the progress made in embedding the SDGs within their practices as part of their sectional reviews. The team includes four Heads of Faculties who throughout the year, promote and encourage student awareness and engagement with Sustainability and the SDGs within the context of their specialist areas.

College Led Projects

Friends of the Earth Partnership

Events Workshops