HUDDERSFIELD University remains one of the UK’s greenest.
The university finished 21st out of 145 higher education establishments, in the People and Planet Green League 2012.
Huddersfield has achieved top grades in the league – regarded as the gold standard for measuring universities’ environmental credentials – since 2008, following a poor performance in 2007.
Full marks were gained in the league’s environmental policy criteria while high scores were achieved in water consumption, waste and recycling and student and staff engagement categories.
Huddersfield University’s green credentials include an 85% recycling rate, fair trade and sustainable food in the cafes, low carbon emissions and rainwater harvesting.
A spokesman for Huddersfield University said: “Huddersfield attributes its strong position in the league not only to its commitment to the huge subject of managing carbon emissions, but just as importantly to its work on a broad expanse of wider environmental initiatives on campus.
“It’s this series of continual everyday wins, together with the bolder moves on campus buildings, that makes the difference and sees Huddersfield consistently achieving one of the top places in the Green League.”