City holds ranking in Green League
City has maintained its position in this year's People and Planet's Green League 2011. The list, published in The Guardian on Tuesday 7th June, is the only league table ranking 138 UK universities by environmental performance. City ranked in 41st position overall and fourth amongst London universities, achieving an 'upper second class' rating.
Universities were judged in several categories including environmental policy, environmental staff, carbon management, energy sources, sustainable procurement, waste reduction and staff/student engagement. City's score of 9 out of 10 on carbon reduction is particularly impressive, at a time when many other institutions' scores in this category have fallen.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Bolton, says: "Holding our upper second class rating sends a clear signal that we are taking our responsibilities to the community and the environment seriously. This is an important achievement and we remain committed to making significant improvements in areas such as curriculum development for sustainability and ethical procurement and investment in future years."
City's Environmental Officer, Dawn White adds: "We have worked very hard during the year, particularly in the implementation of EcoCampus, an Environmental Management System tailored for the HE and FE sector. City has achieved the EcoCampus Bronze and Silver awards and is currently working towards the Gold and Platinum. We became a Fairtrade University last year and have earned several notable awards for our achievements in other areas, such as sustainable food procurement and carbon reduction."
City is also one of the 14 leading universities to sign up to the Sustainable Fish City pledge. The media announcement can be found online here.