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Nottingham Trent University recognised as one of the ‘greenest’ universities in the UK

The University is also currently ranked 5th in the world according to UI Green Metric, which examines activity and policies concerning green campuses and sustainability at universities across the globe.

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Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has once again been recognised as one of the most sustainable universities in the UK by the highly regarded People & Planet University Green League.

NTU has retained it position of 3rd out of more than 154 institutions in the 2019 table – the UK’s only comprehensive and independent green ranking of universities.

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A culture of sustainable development has been created across the University through a variety of initiatives. These include the Green Rewards staff engagement platform, locally and ethically sourced food in catering outlets, a bike hire scheme and a Plastics Pledge, which aims to eliminate the use of unnecessary single-use plastics across all campuses.

 

NTU is also committed to working towards the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has made integrating social, environmental and economic themes in learning and teaching a strategic priority. Its Green Academy work aims to engage students with sustainability through the curriculum and beyond.

 

Charmaine Morrell, sustainable development manager at NTU, said: “By securing these fantastic positions, NTU is demonstrating our commitment to embedding sustainability strategically and into demonstrable action.

“Enabling a culture of sustainable development, enhancing student and staff experience and creating a global legacy is at the heart of our work on sustainability. This includes serious investment into our capacity for tackling sustainability issues, for incorporating sustainability into our buildings, working hard to embed the UN’s SDGs into our curriculum and engaging with the community by planting more than 4,000 trees across the city of Nottingham in partnership with local community groups.”

People & Planet is run by the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights, and protect the environment.

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