Leeds Met tops first UK green rankings

June 8, 2007

Universities are ranked according to their environmental performance for the first time in a new "green" league table.

Published exclusively in The Times Higher to coincide with World Environment Day, the Green League 2007 aims to applaud progress and expose inaction, according to the student campaign group People & Planet, which compiled the data in part by using the Freedom of Information Act.

The table, which ranks universities based on factors such as their record on recycling, CO2 emissions and in purchasing renewable energy, declares Leeds Metropolitan University the UK's "greenest".

A total of 15 universities gain a "first", with a score of 40/50 or above.

Twenty achieve a 2.1, 34 a 2.2, and 19 a third.


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