Another success for London Met's green team

The University had been named a runner-up at last night's Green Gown Awards.

Date: 27 November 2015

London Metropolitan University won runner up in the Carbon Reduction category at the Green Gown Awards last night in Bristol.

The ceremony was hosted by Dr Andrew Garrad, chairman of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital.

The awards are organised by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges and celebrate the environmental successes educational institutes across the UK and were established in 2004.

Rachel Ward, Sustainability Manager at London Metropolitan University, who is leading project Proud to be EnviroMET, said: "It is a great recognition for all of the hard work the University has put in over the last few years to reduce carbon emissions.

“We had a target to reduce our carbon emissions by 33% by the end of 2014 and we far exceeded this by reducing emissions by 43%.

“It's something everyone in the University has contributed to through even simple measures like turning off lights when they leave a room."

London Metropolitan University’s green credentials have also recently been given a boost by a strong performance in the 2015 People and Planet University League rankings.

London Met has recently won the Public Sector Sustainability Award for best energy management and has been named “best in England” for carbon reduction. The University is currently aiming for gold at next year’s NUS Green Impact Awards.