Green thumbs up for outstanding environmental performance at UON

Date 19.10.2020

The University of Northampton has been recognised at the Investors in the Environment Awards for efforts to improve its environmental performance with a ‘Green Accreditation’.

The Green Accreditation was awarded to the University for going above and beyond for environmental initiatives, including biodiversity enhancement, policy, action planning and communication.

The Investors in the Environment Awards feedback praised the planning and construction of the Waterside campus, particularly the efficient campus buildings, which utilise technology to ensure resource consumption is minimised.

The award also recognised the University’s ‘extremely good’ Environmental Management System and knowledgeable staff team, for drawing together the wider sustainability initiatives into a concise action plan for the University.

Victoria Blake, Environment & Sustainability Manager, said: “I’m delighted that the University has been recognised by the Investors in the Environment Awards. Of the five key areas assessed by the judges, three highlighted our work as ’outstanding’, testament to the hard work of people across the University to improve our environmental credentials.

“We’re committed to continuing this significant improvement across our environmental policies, and encouraging staff, students and the community around our campus to take steps to be more sustainable and minimise the impact we all have on our environment.”