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22.8% C02 reduction since 2005-6

EcoCampus Silver level achieved!

40.5% Recycling Rate 2013-14

Green Gown International Award Winners - Student Engagement

BREEAM Excellent rated Birley Campus

Enhancing biodiversity through landscape design

Let’s make a sustainable planet

1st award class University League 2015

Find out why we are number 3

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MMU Staff

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Find out about the new staff recycling facilities.

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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’s 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