London South Bank University (LSBU) has achieved 38th place in this year’s People and Planet Green League.
Up 18 places from last year, the University has been awarded an Upper Second Class (2:1) for its environmental performance. LSBU is in joint 3rd place in London with King’s College and Queen Mary’s; ranking above UCL and Imperial College.
The University has been awarded maximum points for achieving Fairtrade accreditation, for having a full time environmental management member of staff and for having formal schemes to promote sustainability within the University.
Anuj Saush, LSBU’s Energy and Environment Manager says: “The improvement in our standing is a representation of the practical measures we have taken to improve our environmental performance.
“As a natural step in our progression, we must continue with our efforts to integrate sustainability into our operations, address areas where we have not performed well and form new partnerships to promote sustainability within the University.”
The Green League awards universities degree-style classifications based on 11 environmental related criteria that include both policy and performance. It is organised by People & Planet, a student led network that campaigns to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.
LSBU goes the extra acre.....
Residential & Catering Services at LSBU recently announced that since September 2008, the University has purchased enough Resource branded products (mainly coffee which has been Organic, Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance accredited combined) to save two acres of precious rainforest, which amounts to a total of 520 tonnes of carbon dioxide locked in.
Resource coffee donates 10% of their coffee sales to Cool Earth, a charity that purchases acres of rainforest threatened by deforestation. LSBU is committed to saving many more acres of rainforest through this scheme.
Posted: 22nd June 2009