Things to Shout about!

 

 

During 2011-12, our achievements were recognised with a raft of high profile awards:

  • People and Planet 2012- We are now one of the top 10 greenest Universities in the UK.

 

  • Green Gown Award winners (UK and International) in the ‘Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change’ category.

 

  • Reaccredited with the Carbon Trust Standard for real carbon reduction.

 

  • EcoCampus Bronze Award for the phased implementation of an Environmental Management System.

 

International and UK Green Gown Awards 2012!

As an institution, we have been recognised internationally for our work to ‘make a more sustainable planet’ for instigating change over a number of years.
 
MMU won the UK and International Green Gown Award 2012 in the ‘Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change’ category over a period which has seen the University rise from 91st to 10th in the People and Planet League Table. 
 
The programme of change started in 2006 when increasingly savvy students pushed MMU to take a stance on the environment… from there an enviro-lution was born!  An Environmental Sustainability Manager was appointed and the MMU Environment Team now spearheads a range of activities to create a sustainable university with a positive environmental impact. 
 
‘Let’s make a sustainable planet’ was developed as the identity to hold MMU’s sustainability programmes together. It is the launchpad for pioneering initiatives and helps to embed sustainability into all aspects of the university – from, infrastructure and curriculum, to the attitudes of staff, students and visitors.
 
Through high levels of transparency and reporting to a constant programme of creative and compelling communications – as well as sector leadership through a number of key networks – MMU is committed to institutional change. 
 
Judges were impressed not only with physical improvements to our environment and carbon reduction of 18.5% or 4,576 tonnes annually but also by the behavioural change on campus. They said: “The whole institution from students to governors and the wider community has united together under the banner ‘Let’s Make a Sustainable Planet’. This is an extremely powerful journey, full of passion and pride and it is a deserving winner.”