Real action for a greener future

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Action for a greener future

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Nature positive at Greenwich

Nature positive at Greenwich: Discover more

USwitch award winner

USwitch award winner: Read more

Tackling climate change

Tackling climate change: Our actions

A greener future

Simon, our Head of Strategic Sustainability, highlights our key aims and accomplishments to ensure we remain a leader in achieving a greener future for us all.

Courses for a greener future

We are committed to ensuring our students are prepared to make their impact towards a sustainable, greener future by embedding sustainability throughout our curriculum. There are more than 50 programmes to choose from already.

We take our responsibilities seriously and are motivated by the ability to empower change when we act together; from the smallest individual action to life changing research.

We are proud to have maintained our 'First Class Award’ in the People & Planet's University Green League since 2012 and we are currently ranked as the 8th most sustainability institution in the UK and 86th globally in the Times Higher Education Impact (UN Sustainable Development Goal) Ranking. Operationally, our Estates & Facilities Directorate are operating with ISO14001 (Environmental Management) accreditation.

Our Corporate Strategy; This is Our Time reflects our responsibility from the Vice-Chancellor in delivering sustainability across teaching, research and operations. The Curriculum Framework, launched in 2020, pushes for this teaching, embedding sustainability across all disciplines so our students know how their skills can solve the global challenges of today, and tomorrow. In recognising our own impacts as a University, our ambitious Net Zero by 2030 strategic plan commits us in bringing down our carbon footprint.

Explore these webpages to find how you can make a difference to our planet through the actions you can do at Greenwich. Visit our Blog pages for even more insights into our events, partnerships and awards.

THE impact ranking THE Impact Rankings 2023

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2 disposable cup free cafes

37% recycling rate

1 Net Zero by 2030 target

£130,000 saved with our furniture reuse scheme

Smart heaters installed in student halls

The Planet Mark Accreditation

News and events

Find out what has been going on recently around the University.