People & Planet Green League Graduation Ceremony at Westminster
1 Jun 2012
On 21 June, the first ever People & Planet Green League Graduation Ceremony will be held at Westminster to celebrate the UK's greenest universities. A brand new report will be launched at the same time which will look back at the success of the Go Green and Going Greener campaigns.
The ceremony will be held in Portcullis House, a stone’s throw from the House of Commons in the centre of Westminster. People & Planet has invited ministers and MPs to attned with the aim of putting the People & Planet Green League, and our universities’ climate change responsibilities, back onto the Government’s agenda.
Over 80 Vice-Chancellors and sustainability teams from the greenest universities in the country have already confirmed, alongside speakers such as Jonathan Porritt and Caroline Lucas. In true graduation style, each university will be presented with a First Class ‘degree certificate’ and get a great photo opportunity to commemorate their green achievements.
At the event, People & Planet will also launch a new Green League report which aims to answer the following questions:
- How far have the sector’s green credentials improved since 2007?
- How is the university sector meeting its environmental responsibilities in 2012?
- What challenges remain in creating a world-leading green UK university sector?
This year’s People & Planet Green League, published by The Guardian on Monday 28 May and on our website, has had a pivotal roles in transforming the sector’s performance and the results make for interesting reading. We’re particularly pleased that for the first time since the Green League started in 2007, overall carbon emissions are down (4%). But there is still plenty of room for improvement…