City has been named the greenest university in London for the third consecutive year by People & Planet, the UK’s largest student network campaigning for social and environmental justice.

Its annual league table ranks over 150 UK universities by 13 different measures, from environmental policy and carbon management to waste and recycling. With a total score of 65.8 per cent, City won a First Class Award and a spot in the top ten green universities in the UK.

City recycles 63 per cent of its waste.

City scored full marks for having progressive policy and management systems that hold the University to account on environmental factors, such as waste and water reduction across all campuses. Since last year, City has reduced both its carbon emissions and water consumption by 15 per cent and has recycled 63 per cent of its waste.

The previous academic year saw 35 sustainability projects completed on campus, showcasing the commitment of staff and students to embed sustainability within all of the University’s activities.

Jason Clarke, Head of Sustainability at City, said: “It is great to see that our efforts to make City a more sustainable and ethical university are paying off. Our performance hugely benefitted from the introduction of a combined heat and power system and the implementation of strong efficiency requirements for construction and refurbishment projects, enabling City to exceed our target of a 42 per cent eduction in carbon emissions by 2020.”

Hannah Smith, Co-director of Research and Campaigns at People & Planet, said: “City’s position in the league is one to be proud of. The ranking is credit to the work of staff and students committed to driving real, sustainable development at their institution.”