The University of Westminster has been named the 34th greenest city university in the world, as well as the fourth in London.

In a study by Universitas Indonesia, Westminster also came in as the 21st greenest university in the United Kingdom.

Elsewhere, it has been announced that the Westminster Business School has signed the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). PRME was created by the United Nations, and is signed by business schools to help teach future business leaders how to work in a more inclusive and sustainable global economy.

Similarly, it was Go Green Week at the University last week. A number of events were run across all campuses, designed to promote sustainability and eco-friendly living.

Over the last five years, the university has implemented its Green Impact campaign. Speaking about the campaign, Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator Andrea Montalvo said: “our main objective is to raise awareness and promote positive changes in behaviours by completing actions related to the effective use of resources.

“We also developed a Biodiversity Action Plan for Marylebone Campus. In addition, we support growing spaces at Marylebone, Harrow and Chiswick were seasonal vegetables are planted and shared with staff and students. In terms of energy, we are aiming to reduce the University’s carbon footprint by 43% in line with our 2020 targets. Some initiatives for the future are to purchase electricity from renewable sources and install renewable energy on site.”

Find out more about the University of Westminster’s Sustainability Policies.

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