It’s amazing walking across campus to see the amount of lecture rooms and corridors that remain fully lit, especially in this supposedly energy conscious age. It must come as no surprise therefore to hear that the University is facing a massive deficit as a result.
It is heartening to finally see a concerted effort to stop students and staff wasting massive amounts of energy and money due to what can only be described as laziness. However it is less heartening to realise this action is only being implemented as a response to the realisation that they are about to lose £3 million, rather than from a discovery of an ecological conscience. It’s a sad state of affairs, but expected, that this is what it takes to implement a policy that surely should be common sense considering the increasing awareness of the damage this kind of action does to the environment.