City has earned a First Class in the People and Planet Green League 2013 and has risen 36 places to 23rd position overall!
The Green League is the UK’s only comprehensive and independent green ranking of universities and is put together annually by the national student campaign group, People & Planet. It assesses the environmental and ethical performance of all universities, awarding First Class ‘degrees’ to the greenest and a Fail to those doing the least to address their environmental impact.The rankings are published by The Guardian.
Louise Hazan who compiled the league, commended City University London as one of just 43 institutions to achieve a ‘First’ in 2013:
“City University London thoroughly deserves its First Class ranking this year and is helping to drive up environmental and ethical standards for the higher education sector as a whole. Their success in reducing carbon emissions and finding creative ways to engage staff and students in the transition to sustainability is exemplary.”
Our very own Vice Chancellor, Professor Paul Curran, commented:
“This award is testament to the dedication of staff and students across the University. The First Class ranking reflects the importance City places on continuing to improve both policy and practice in this area.”
There are still areas we need to improve in, in order to continue scoring highly in the Green League:
Waste & Recycling: You can help us score better by recycling more and putting your waste in the right bin.
Sustainability Education and Learning: Plans are underway to improve our performance in this area through the University’s Sustainability Group.