Keele University climbs the Green League

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Green League 2011 2:1 award
Posted on 07 June 2011

Keele University has climbed 19 places in the Green League 2011 published today.

Universities have been awarded degree-style classifications based on their environmental and ethical management and performance. Keele was placed 63rd out of 168 educational institutions and was awarded a 2:1, scoring maximum points in curriculum, publicly available environmental policy and Fairtrade accreditation.

The university’s carbon management plan and new recycling scheme have also improved the university’s environmental performance. Last year the university was placed 82nd with a “third class degree”.

Professor Pat Bailey, dean of Natural Sciences and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability, said: “We are pleased with the improvement to our ranking in the Green League and look forward to developing our environmental initiatives further.”  

The Green League is the only ranking of all UK universities by environmental and ethical performance. It is based on information submitted by universities to People & Planet, the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.

The People & Planet network consists of groups at universities, colleges and schools, plus many other individual supporters.