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Here Are The 30 Greenest Universities In The UK

How sustainable is your university?

For 10 years now, People & Planet have been publishing a “green” university league table, ranking universities by their “environmental and ethical commitments and actions”.

In an effort to encourage eco-friendly practices at UK universities, and call out those falling short of the mark when it comes to going green, each institution is assessed on sustainability topics such as carbon reduction, student and staff engagement, sustainable food, workers rights, ethical investment and education for sustainability.

The universities are then assigned a degree-style score, ranging from “first class” (ie. most sustainable) to “failed” (ie. nowhere near sustainable enough).

Manchester Metropolitan University tops the “first class” category for 2017, one of 30 universities to receive the highest score for sustainability.

At the opposite end of the table, 25 universities “failed” their sustainability assessment, including the University of Aberdeen, Falmouth University and Imperial College London.

Here are the 30 greenest universities in the UK.

1. Manchester Metropolitan University

Late nights at uni

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2. University of Gloucestershire

3. Nottingham Trent University

4. University of Worcester

5. Aston University

6. University of Bedfordshire

Place looked desserted today!

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7. University of Brighton

8. Cardiff Metropolitan University

9. Swansea University

10. City, University of London

11. Bournemouth University

I love a quiet campus on a Sunday 🤗

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12. University of Wales Trinity Saint David

13. De Montfort University

=14. London School of Economics and Political Science

=14. Plymouth University

=16. University of Leeds

The clothworkers building🌆 #universityofleeds #leeds #sunset #dusk

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=16. University of Reading

18. University of Exeter

19. University of Greenwich

20. Newcastle University

=21. Canterbury Christ Church University


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=21. University of Chester

23. Coventry University

24. Royal Agricultural University

25. University of The West of England, Bristol

26. University College London

#ucl#mainquad#london#beautifulday @ucl

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27. University of Bristol

28. Edinburgh Napier University

29. Bangor University

30. University of East Anglia 

You can find the complete league table here.

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