Bangor tops Wales’ Green Universities

For the second successive year, Bangor University has been named the ‘greenest’ University in Wales by People and Planet, the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.  In the 2013 Green League published in the Guardian, Bangor topped the League of Welsh Universities and appeared in the top 20 greenest Universities in the UK. 

Ricky Carter, Environmental Manager, who received the “Green” Student Led Teaching Award from the University’s students said, “In making the submission this year we detailed the landmark 12 months that had just gone by. In a few short weeks we achieved Level 5 of the Wales Green Dragon Environmental Standard (equivalent to ISO14001) for our Environmental Management System, and had retained our First Class position in the Green League. In addition, we launched our new “Uni-Planet” Sustainability website during Wales Sustainability Week, and, our Students’ Union was awarded the NUS Green Impact Excellence Award.”

 Vice Chancellor, Professor John Hughes said: “I’m delighted with the progress that we are making in managing our environmental impacts at Bangor as we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously indeed.  These achievements are the culmination of months of dedication, commitment and teamwork from amongst our support services staff, academic schools and colleges, our students, and the local community. We’re proud to be the “Greenest University in Wales, having remained in the top flight of the Green League for four successive years.”

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: 12 June 2013