Keele University cares about the world and our place in it

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Keele, tackling the world's biggest problems through our research, and educating tomorrow's leaders to shape a brighter future.

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Award winning

Our research, expertise, and passion for sustainability is renowned around the world; it's why we were named Global Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards (2021).

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Our green campus

Our 617 acre site has a wealth of biodiversity and resources which make it an excellent place to explore opportunities for sustainability initiatives.

Sustainability research

We've turned our campus into a 'living laboratory' to test new and emerging smart energy technologies.

Working with you

Helping your business to become more sustainable.

Sustainability education and outreach

Developing an environmentally aware and sustainable outward- facing campus community lies at the heart of our Strategic Plan.

Root and Branch

Sustainability is one of Keele's priorities. Not just through excellence in our research and education, but also embedding sustainability into everything that we do.

Low Carbon Energy Generation Park

Low Carbon Energy Generation Park

Featuring two wind turbines and 12,500 solar panels, as well as an industrial-sized battery to store the generated energy, the Low Carbon Energy Generation Park generates up to 50% of the University’s campus electricity requirements from renewable sources, saving around 1,500 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.

How are we doing?

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Water efficiency strategy
Minimising water consumption.
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Education for Sustainability
Over 96% of our courses embed sustainability.
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50% of our electricity
from campus renewables.
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Platinum hedgehog award
Friendly Campus accreditation.
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A living laboratory
The U.K.'s first live pilot to inject zero carbon hydrogen into a gas network to heat homes and buildings.
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Grow your own
Campus allotments have been in place for over 10 years to support student, staff and community growing.
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Electric vehicles
Embedding sustainability into all our campus operations.
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Sustainability bungalow
An 'exemplar' of sustainable student living.