12 June 2013
For the third year running, Canterbury Christ Church University has been awarded a First Class award for the People and Planet Green League.
Out of 143 Universities across the country, Christ Church climbed to 17th this year with its work in sustainability being nationally recognised.
The improvement from 33rd last year to 17th this year is due to the hard work of the staff and students, and their continued commitment to sustainability.
These results recognise, in particular, the achievement of EcoCampus Gold and Platinum status as well as performance improvements in waste management and water usage, and the impact of rigorous environmental auditing.
The Green League is published by People and Planet and has grown in significance since its creation in 2007. Christ Church’s performance has improved consistently and it is significant that the University is now amongst the top 12% of universities and colleges for environmental performance.
Dr Peter Rands, Director of Sustainability Development, his team and the large numbers of staff and students around the University have worked consistently resulting in gaining this achievement.
The full Green League table can be found here http://peopleandplanet.org/greenleague
Notes to Editor
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.
With nearly 20,000 students, across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.
- 93% of our recent UK undergraduates are in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
- Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2011 UCAS).
- We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).
*2010/11 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey