Leading the way in sustainability
The Green Metric World University Ranking was established by the University of Indonesia in 2010. It rates universities on their commitment to improving sustainability and green issues, or in other words, what they are doing to help protect the environment.
More than 700 universities around the globe were judged in 6 categories: energy, climate change, waste, water, transport and education. Nottingham Trent University came an amazing 5th overall!
Moreover, NTU was one of only 4 universities to win full marks in the education category, and one of only 10 to again score full points in the waste category.
This fantastic achievement shows that NTU is leading the way in sustainability. In fact, staff from universities as far away as Chile, South Korea and Australia have all recently visited NTU to learn how they can be more sustainable too!
NTU has a dedicated Sustainable Development team working on new projects all year round. For example, Greening The City will create more greens spaces, and Plastic Planet aims to reduce the use of plastic.
The University will also be launching a brand new project this year, called Green Rewards. This project will encourage staff to be more environmentally conscious in everything they do on campus.
Plus, NTU has recently signed up to WARpit, an innovative new platform that allows staff to recycle and share office furniture. This great initiative should help to cut down on waste across the whole campus.