First Class Honours in Green League 2012
Posted on 29/05/2012
King’s College London has achieved a First Class Honours Award and has been ranked 45th in the People & Planet Green League 2012, published today in The Guardian.
The Green League ranking, compiled by student campaign network People & Planet, highlights the environmental and ethical performance of 145 universities, awarding First Class ‘degrees’ to the greenest.
In the 2011 Green League, King’s attained an Upper Second Class Honours Award and was ranked at number 50; this year, the College has improved on its previous position, and is among 46 institutions to achieve a ‘First’. The College will receive the award at a special ‘graduation ceremony’ to be held in Westminster by People & Planet on Thursday 21 June.
The league reveals how UK universities are doing more to improve graduate prospects and prepare them for a low-carbon future, by responding to growing student demands for sustainability issues to be included in all curricula.
Ian Caldwell, Director of Estates and Facililties, commented: ‘The College can be proud that the hard work by so many staff and students, in part through the Green Reggie campaign, has been recognised by this achievement. It shows that we are moving towards our sustainability targets and gives encouragement to do more.’
Louise Hazan, who compiled the People & Planet Green League, commented: ‘Congratulations to all the staff and students at King’s for their role in creating one of the greenest universities in the UK. National improvements across the People & Planet Green League results this year show universities are listening to the 70 per cent of students demanding greener degrees and that the university sector is leading the way to a low-carbon and sustainable future.’
King’s recognises its responsibilities towards protecting the environment as a promoter of quality teaching and research and has been recognised for its efforts. For more information on King’s activities relating to green issues, please visit the King’s Environment web pages.
To view the 2012 Green League, please visit Guardian Online.
For further details about the Green League, please visit the People & Planet website.