De Montfort University (DMU) has been named one of the UK's greenest universities in a league table published in the Guardian online on 20th January. DMU has also recorded its highest ever position in the league, being placed 11th out of 151 institutions across the UK and 8th in England.
The People and Planet University League is the UK's only comprehensive and independent green ranking of universities. DMU is one of 30 universities to achieve a ‘First’ in the 2015 league, and this marks the fourth year in a row in which we have achieved a First Class award, the highest possible. People and Planet assess institutions against 13 different environmental and sustainability criteria including policy, ethical investment, education for sustainable development and carbon emissions. The SmartSpaces project has played an important part in obtaining the highest placing to date for DMU in the league.
Details of the University League and a breakdown of DMU's score can be found on the People and Planet website http://peopleandplanet.org/university-league/2015/tables