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210 tonne reduction in Carbon Dioxide emissions from last year

MMU has been voted the #1 Green University in the UK in the People and Planet Green League

97.3% of all waste at the University is diverted from landfill

MMU received the National and International Green Gown awards for staff and student engagement

From 2011 – 12 MMU invested over £60,000 on cycle facilities

Find out why we are number one!

Let’s make a sustainable planet

Where do I start?

MMU Staff Use the how do I? Question and Answer pages to find your nearest recycling point, how to dispose of waste, your building’s energy rating, and more. Or find out about the new staff recycling facilities.

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Get involved in our events & campaigns!

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‘No Plastic’ bag packs
Take part in our sustainable ‘No Plastic’ bag packs – with a difference! Find out more

JUGAAD: A Sustainability Energy Challenge
A new and exciting Sustainable Energy Challenge for MMU students to come up with creative and innovative ways to save energy or to provide solutions to energy problems. Find out more

Love Food Hate Waste
We are running a Love Food Hate Waste event on the 1st Oct at Crewe. Find out more

Fairtrade Opportunities for Students!
We are looking for students with a passion for all things Fairtrade to join our steering group. Find out more

Pop Swap
A vintage clothes and book exchange. Find out more

Get Me Toasty Scheme
Manchester City Council’s ‘Get Me Toasty’ scheme – in a nutshell it provides free* loft and cavity wall insulation for householders living in Greater Manchester – find out more

Staff: 15% discount on bicycle insurance for all MMU staff provided by ETA

Staff & Students: Fancy cycling?… Try it and rent a bike from iCYCLE from only £6 per week!

FREE Cycle training for adults offered by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), book your place now!

Carbon Conversations for MMU students
Dubbed by the Guardian as one of the 20 most promising solutions to climate change - Carbon Conversations is six friendly, practical meetings to help you halve your carbon footprint. Find out more

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News & Blog

more news go to the blog

to see what the Environment Team is up to.

What’s MMU doing?

see all our initiatives

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Why we are number one

MMU hit number 1 in the 2013 People and Planet Green League Table of 140 universities, after rising spectacularly from 91st when the league tables were first produced in 2007.

The Green league is the only comprehensive and independent league table of UK Universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance.

Most notably, MMU have:

  • Reduced carbon emissions by nearly 20% since 2005/6
  • Switched to 100% electricity from renewable sources for their non-residential estate
  • One of the largest arrays of photovoltaic and solar thermal panels in Manchester
  • Ensure the vast majority of wastes are diverted from landfill (95% of waste is now reused or recycled!)
  • Invested in Zero Carbon, Zero Waste and Zero Water campuses as part of the University‚Äôs capital programme
  • Continued to lower carbon footprint through a range of flagship behaviour change projects such as Green Impact, Zero Waste and Big impact.

See in detail how we scored in the Green league 2013