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
2. University of Gloucestershire
3. Nottingham Trent University
4. University of Worcester
5. Aston University
6. University of Bedfordshire
7. University of Brighton
8. Cardiff Metropolitan University
9. Swansea University
10. City, University of London
11. Bournemouth University
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
=16. University of Reading
18. University of Exeter
19. University of Greenwich
20. Newcastle University
=21. Canterbury Christ Church University
=21. University of Chester
23. Coventry University
24. Royal Agricultural University
25. University of The West of England, Bristol
26. University College London
27. University of Bristol
28. Edinburgh Napier University
29. Bangor University
30. University of East Anglia
You can find the complete league table here.