HUDDERSFIELD University has been slammed for its poor green performance in a survey by environmental pressure group, People and Planet.
After the joy of being crowned top West Yorkshire university in a Government student satisfaction survey, Huddersfield now also ranks as the least Green university in Yorkshire.
The ‘2007 green league’, produced earlier this year, places Huddersfield a lowly 71st out of the 120 universities surveyed.
Rating universities across eight categories including usage of renewable energy, recycling levels, fairtrade status, carbon emissions, and the presence of full-time environmental staff, the league splits participating institutions into five groups from ‘First’ to ‘Fail’.
The categories, mimicking university degree classifications, sees Huddersfield fall into the fourth category ‘Third – poor environmental performance’.
Although Huddersfield scores well for its Green travel plan and low carbon emissions, poor performances in the other six areas gave it an overall score of 21 out of 50.
The poor position of the university is all the more ironic after it was recently granted £250,000 by the Government to train workers in the waste management and recycling industries.
Topping the league was Leeds Metropolitan University with 48 points.