People and Planet’s Go Green Campaign is transforming the environmental performance of the UK’s Higher Education sector. Several Universities are starting to clean up their act but there is a long way to go. The Green League 2007 has, for the first time, collected and ranked environmental information on 120 UK universities. It aims to promote transparency of information and encourage senior decision makers to push environmental standards up across the sector.
A recent report by Business In The Community found that the Higher Education (HE) sector scored an average of only 55% on the BITC environment index, compared to the business average of 83%. This puts HE behind the performance of the utilities, consumer services, telecommunications, industrial, and financial sectors.
The University of Stirling was ranked 56th and was awarded a 2.2 on the grading system.