We all live a very energy and water intensive lifestyle, one that is unsustainable without major environmental change. Current water shortages affect 1 in 3 people, and this can exacerbate poverty, suffering and conflict. Climate change will have a widespread affect on humanity and is predicted to cause hundreds of thousands of extra deaths per year. Even if you don’t believe in anthropogenic climate change or think it is important, the idea of carbon trading and taxes is becoming more and more embedded within policy. There is not only a moral and environmental argument for reducing resource use, but also a monetary one. Magdalene has operated a flat rate per week for heating and lighting in the past, but this may change this year because of a new carbon policy.
These are useful links to learn more about going green at Magdalene:
These links outline Magdalene's ethical policies: