First class honours as university improves

STAFF and students at Staffordshire University are celebrating after achieving first class results in a ‘green league’.
It is now ranked 31 out of 145 higher education institutions for its green credentials, moving up a degree category and rising nine places compared with last year.
The People & Planet Green League assesses the environmental and ethical performance of all universities annually, awarding First Class ‘degrees’ to the greenest and Fail to those doing the least to tackle their environmental impacts.
Staffordshire has reduced its carbon footprint by 23% since 2008 and is among 46 institutions to achieve a ‘First’ in 2012.
Environmental manager Adam Van Winsum said: “We are delighted with this result as it shows we are making significant improvement year on year and that the investment the university is making in environmental initiatives is being recognised.”