The University has been awarded Gold in the EcoCampus award scheme, a national Environmental Management System (EMS) which allows universities to be recognised for addressing key issues of environmental sustainability, including carbon reduction and recycling.
The University's Head of Sustainability Adam Higgin said: “We were awarded Silver last year and have now progressed to Gold which is testament to the commitment and support the whole University has shown for this project.
“We are delighted to achieve this and are now working towards Platinum accreditation in time for Go Green Week next year.”
To gain Gold the University was externally audited against a number of criteria backed up by hard evidence. The University's carbon emissions have reduced by 36 per cent over ten years.
All of our new buildings are BREEAM excellent – the world’s leading sustainability assessment method.
The University of Bedfordshire also moved from 124th place in the People & Planet University League in 2009 to 6th place last year.
The Green League is the only comprehensive and independent league table of UK universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance.
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