CELEBRATION: Guardian University Awards 2013 – University of Wales TSD wins Best Sustainability Project award

1303-Guardian-WalesTSDThe University of Wales Trinity Saint David won the award for the Sustainability project in the inaugural Guardian University Awards at a ceremony in February 2013.


The victorious project, The Institute for Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE)  led by Jane Davidson (former Welsh Government Minister for Education and Environment), was launched in 2012 to embed sustainability across the institution through its curriculum, campus, community and culture with a view of producing globally aware and responsible graduates.


Leeds Metropolitan University was the runner-up in this category for its Zero Waste to Landfill project.


Photograph from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David website


More info

Press release from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David)

News report in The Guardian on the Awards



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Leeds Metropolitan launches Sustainability Institute

Leeds Metropolitan University launched the Leeds Sustainability Institute on 30 March 2012. Jonathon Porritt, founder of Forum for the Future, delivered the keynote address at the launch.

The institute aims to tackle the challenges of creating more sustainable places, communities and economies to enable society and its infrastructure to become sustainable. Its core themes are People and Places, Infrastructure, Buildings and the Environment, Business Practice, Energy, Design and Ecological Engineering, and Information and Communication Technologies.

Photograph from http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/



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Nottingham Trent tops People and Planet Green League 2011

Nottingham Trent University topped the 2011 People and Planet Green League. It assessed the environmental and ethical performance of 142 universities in the UK. 

Gloucestershire, Worcester and Plymouth secured the next three places with Bournemouth and Greenwich tied at the fifth place. Last year, Bournemouth and Greenwich were 20th and 61st, respectively.

The top 20 universities are:

1 Nottingham Trent University

2 University of Gloucestershire

3 University of Worcester

4 University of Plymouth

5=Bournemouth University

5=University of Greenwich

7 Bath Spa University

8=University of East Anglia

8=University of Hertfordshire

8=Leeds Metropolitan University

8=University of Central Lancashire

12 Aston University

13 Edinburgh Napier University

14=University of Bradford

14=De Montfort University

14=University of Huddersfield

17 Manchester Metropolitan University

18 Kingston University

19 University of Ulster

20 University of Wales Institute, Cardiff