Green League results spark wave of student action
30 May 2012
Students make their voices heard over People & Planet's Green League results
The People & Planet Green League is the only comprehensive and independent league table of UK universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance. Full results were published this month in The Guardian
This week students took to their campuses and universities; making their voices heard about poor performances in the Green League.
York People & Planet
The group in York held a successful banner drop to highlight the universities poor performance in the league. Despite ranking 17th in recent Guardian tables students were unhappy to see the university trailing behind others in 126th place for its green credentials. Things are looking up for York, though and they are looking to reduce carbon emissions with the installation of two 1.5 MW Combined Heat and Power plants and one 850 kW biomass plant. Read York students’ reaction to their Green League results
Birmingham People & Planet
Students from the University of Birmingham presented the Vice Chancellor with a certificate marking their 2:2 and ranking of 89th place in the league. They highlighted to need for a ethical investment policy as well as a desire to see sustainability more firmly embedded in the curriculum. The group hope that the certificate will be placed on the wall in the Vice Chancellor’s office as motivation for improvement next year!
Warwick People & Planet
Warwick People & Planet did a banner drop on campus to bring attention to the university being ranked 104th in the league. They played on the rivalry between local university, Coventry which stormed ahead into 26th place. Warwick’s position has slipped in the league over the year and particular improvements need to be made on sustainable food and carbon emissions for the university to improve their ranking!