Environmental Treble for Bangor University

Bangor University is the ‘greenest’ University in Wales according to People and Planet, the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.  In the 2012 League published in the Guardian, Bangor topped the League of Welsh Universities and moved from 28th to 19th in the UK wide table. And, at the same time as the League was announced, the University was being awarded Level 5 of the Green Dragon Environmental Standard for its commitment to achieving continual environmental improvement.  

Vice Chancellor Professor John Hughes said “I’m delighted with the progress that we are making in managing our environmental impacts at Bangor. These recent awards come only weeks after our Student Union was named Environmental Union of the Year at the National Union of Students (NUS) Green Impact Awards. These three accomplishments clearly demonstrate that as a University we are taking our environmental responsibilities very seriously indeed.”

Ricky Carter, Environmental Manager added, “These are truly remarkable achievements. The Student Union has made astounding progress in the past few years, and for the University to have remained in the top flight of the Green League for three successive years, is a tribute to the teamwork and commitment of all of our staff and students in caring for our local environment. Our Environmental Management System has now reached the highest achievable Green Dragon Environmental Standard, which, amongst other things, required intensive training of a dedicated group of staff and students in carrying out internal audits of our environmental impacts.”

Further information on Bangor’s commitment to all aspects of sustainability can be found on the University’s UniPlanet web page: www.bangor.ac.uk/sustainability

Publication date: 31 May 2012