Timeline

  • 2015

    Oxford Brookes launched its 150th anniversary celebrations with a return to its roots when it hosted a LiveFriday event at the Ashmolean Museum in March

    Brookes has announced a £130 million Estates Investment Plan (March, 2015)

    BROOKESbus installed with the first Gyrodrive system to be used in a commercial bus fleet.

    University receives a Silver Green Apple award for the Gyro Drive system.

    2014

    John Henry Brookes Building is awarded with the Riba South Sustainability Award 2014, Oxford Preservation Trust Award and Education Estates Award for Student Experience.

    First University electric car club vehicle in the world is stationed at Headington Hill Hall.

    The University celebrated its 10th anniversary of being the world’s first Fairtrade University this year

    The Oxfordshire Social Entrepreneurship partnership (OSEP) was launched

    2013

    In 2013, all 3 University Campuses held the national Green Flag Award given to the best green spaces, the largest number held by anyone in the sector.

    2012

    Receives a Good Dairy Award

    ISO14001 accreditation awarded to all campus

    2011

    August

    Wheatley Campus Environmental Management System certified to ISO14001

    people and planet green league 2011June

    Awarded a 'first' in the People and Planet Green League

    March

    Oxford Brookes University Low Carbon Transition Plan to 2020 adopted

    February

    Sustainable Travel Plan 2011-15 adopted

    January

    Sustainability Update report

    2010

    campus platinum

    people and planet green league 2010June

    7th in People and Planet Green League
    Platinum Ecocampus Award for our environmental management system

    May

    Launch Oxford Brookes first Sustainability Report and host a conference on corporate responsibility

    January

    Add extra buses to the eco Brookes Bus fleet to meet rising demand. All fitted with air con, wifi, leather seats and screens to provide a real alternative to the car

    2009

    eco campus goldSeptember

    First university to gain the Gold Ecocampus Award
    A Marketing and Communications Officer position is created, increasing the Sustainability Team to five people

    June

    Energy and Carbon Reduction Manager appointed, increasing the Sustainability Team to four people
    green league20093rd in People and Planet Green League
    Campus-specific Sustainable Travel Plans introduced

    January

    Sustainable Travel Co-ordinator appointed, increasing the Sustainability Team to three people

    2008

    September

    silver_ecocampus

    Sustainability intern position begins, increasing the Sustainability Team to two people

    August

    Silver Ecocampus Award

    July

    Brookes was the first University in the United Kingdom to become MSc accredited

    June

    16th in People and Planet Green League

    2007

    campus bronzeDecember

    Bronze Ecocampus award

    June

    4th in People and Planet Green League
    Green Gown Award for Continual Improvement

    2006

    Sustainable Travel Plan implemented

    2004

    green gown awardsGreen Gown Award in the Transport Category

    2003

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    One of the first universities to take part in a Carbon Trust pilot project
    World's first Fairtrade University

    2001

    Oxfordshire Special Conservation Award for the Green Commuter Plan

    1999

    First Green Commuter Plan

    Mid-1990s

    University Environment Forum set up