Nottingham Trent University ranks highly for sustainable practices

Nottingham Trent University ranks highly for sustainable practices

 December 10, 2019

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Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has once again been named as one of the most sustainable universities in the world. It has been ranked fifth in the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, an initiative of Universitas Indonesia.

Recent success in the Green Gown Awards

Nearly 800 universities from around the world submitted data on key areas of sustainability, infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, transportation and education, for the rankings.

The ranking follows the NTU's recent success in the Green Gown awards. NTU scooped the Outstanding Leadership Team of the Year accolade at the ceremony, which recognises the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the world.

Green Gown Awards

Scoring full marks in the education section

In the UI Green Metric World University Rankings, NTU is again among a small number of universities to score full marks in the education section. This looked at factors such as number of publications, number of events, and number of student organisations all related to sustainability. It also scored full marks in the waste section, which focuses on recycling programmes, initiatives to reduce paper and plastic and treatment and disposal of various types of waste.

Building on strong scores from previous years

The results show NTU has built on its strong scores from previous years by making further improvements. The university has increased its score in the water section, which looks at water usage and recycling processes, and in the transportation score, which looks at efforts to increase use of public transport and decrease the university’s carbon emissions.

Hosting the first Nottingham Sustainability Conference

NTU's Sustainable Development team, working with Nottingham Trent Students’ Union, also hosted the first Nottingham Sustainability Conference. This brought together sustainability experts with student unions and sustainability staff from universities across the country. They had the opportunity to discuss sustainability issues affecting universities and to share best practice on how to tackle them.

Ranking high in the People & Planet university league

This year also saw Nottingham Trent University come third in the annual People & Planet university league, the UK's only comprehensive and independent green ranking of universities.

NTU has launched a new and exciting online platform, Green Rewards, to encourage and reward lifestyle choices that are sustainable and promote positive wellbeing. Students and staff have already achieved 36,000 positive actions as part of the initiative with monthly prizes being awarded to both staff and students.

Charmaine Morrell, Sustainable Development Manager at NTU, said “It’s great to see NTU getting recognised as one of the most sustainable universities in the world. This reflects the strong leadership and teamwork of the Sustainable Development team as well as the commitment of staff and students to embed sustainable practices at NTU.”

Work at NTU and make the world a greener place

NTU encourages both its students and staff to integrate greener practices into their personal and professional lives.

If an eco-friendly lifestyle is one of your priorities, search and apply for a job at NTU today.


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