The University of Greenwich proudly applies sustainable development across all of its activities.

It's time to make a positive difference and we are inviting everyone to get involved

We take our responsibilities seriously and are motivated by the ability to empower change when we act together; from the smallest individual action to life changing research.

We are proud to have maintained our 'First Class Award’ in the People & Planet's University Green League since 2012 and we are currently ranked as the 8th most sustainability institution in the UK.  Operationally, our Estates & Facilities Directorate are operating with ISO14001 (Environmental Management) accreditation.

Our Corporate Strategy; This is Our Time reflects our responsibility from the Vice-Chancellor in delivering sustainability across teaching, research and operations.  The Curriculum Framework, launched in 2020, pushes for this teaching, embedding sustainability across all disciplines so our students know how their skills can solve the global challenges of today, and tomorrow.  In recognising our own impacts as a University, our ambitious Net Zero by 2030 strategic plan commits us in bringing down our carbon footprint.

Explore these webpages to find how you can make a difference to our planet through the actions you can do at Greenwich.  Visit our Blog pages for even more insights into our events, partnerships and awards.  Click here for information for supporting information for University Green League Audits 2023-24

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45,573 disposable cups saved

50% recycling rate

48% lower energy carbon footprint than in 2009/10

£76,000 saved with our furniture reuse scheme

22,180kWh electricity saved in student halls

The Sustainability Team is available to provide advice, training and a range of other support to help staff and students better understand and apply sustainability into their work and studies at Greenwich. If you would like to learn more about how we can support you please do contact us. We are active members of the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges and the London Universities Environment Group and actively contribute to the sustainable discussion, in addition to supporting events both inside, and outside of the Higher Education sector.

The Planet Mark Accreditation

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