Middlesex University is delivering on its promise to become greener, climbing 41 places in the People and Planet Green League, published in the Guardian this week.
Staff at the University launched a range of green projects last year, recognising that Middlesex could be doing more to save energy and recycle.
Middlesex has now risen to 70th place, moving from near the bottom of the table into a mid-table position amongst the UK’s 150 strong list of higher education institutions.
Improvements over the last year have included:
• Relocating art and design students from an ageing campus at Cat Hill into the new Grove centre for creative courses, a building which has received the highest possible official rating for energy efficiency
• Reducing energy use across the campus by 10%
• Big increases in the amount of waste recycled
Environmental Manager Susie Page said: “Last year we recognised there was much more we could do to become a cleaner and greener university and the projects we’re putting in place are starting to make a real impact.
“The work we have in the pipeline, such as increasing the use of solar panels on the roofs of our buildings, will lead to more reductions in our carbon footprint and we’re looking at all areas of the University to make sure we are doing everything we can to save energy and recycle.”
The People & Planet Green League assesses the environmental and ethical performance of UK universities. Alongside the league table Universities are also given a degree style grade for their performance, with Middlesex receiving a 2.1.