Cutting carbon emissions, increasing recycling and installing more solar panels were among the projects that helped propel the university from 21st position last year to 2nd – its highest-ever ranking. The university was awarded 74.8%, which earned a First Class honour from People & Planet, the student network which campaigns to protect the environment.
Professor Debra Humphris, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “We are extremely pleased and proud that People & Planet has recognised our commitment to sustainability and the continuing success of our staff and students in improving our social and environmental impact across all areas of the university.
“Protecting and renewing our shared natural and built environment is one of the greatest issues facing our planet and everyone has an important role to play in meeting this challenge. Sustainability is, and will continue to be, a core value of the University of Brighton and, as such, we are continually striving to be leaders in our sector in this area.”
The Environment Team: Becca Melhuish, Abigail Dombey, Tom Parkes, Rob Baker, Lucy Kimberley.