Sustainability with Plymouth University

We have three big goals:

  • To have a sustainable campus.
  • To enable learning about sustainability and to research solutions to the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. 
  • To motivate the next generation of students to go out and tackle the sustainability challenges they'll find in their workplace.

Plymouth University Sustainability Report 2014

2014 Sustainability Report released. Read to find out more about how we are doing against our sustainability commitments

Download the report in PDF format

Sustainable campus

We're leading by example and creating a sustainable campus that reduces our impact on the environment - building a live learning place for staff and students.
Learn more about our sustainable campus

Our sustainability plan

Our big ambition is to be the sustainable university, with an equally big goal to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Explore our plans

We're an award winning University for sustainability, don't just take our word for it.

2014 - UPSU gained Excellent in Green Impact Scheme, gained Sustainable Restaurant Association 3 Star status, won three Green Gown awards

2013 - Ranked 2nd in People and Planet, UPSU Gold in Green Impact Scheme, Silver LiFE accreditation, shortlisted in Times Higher Education Awards, 7th in International Green Metric, won Good Egg Award

2012 - 5th in International Green Metric, first University to be awarded Social Enterprise Mark, ranked 2nd People and Planet, Food for Life Bronze certification

2011 - Green Gown Award Continuous Improvement, Green Tourism Gold Award, ranked 4th People and Planet 

2010 - Ranked 1st People and Planet 

2009 - Gained Fairtrade status, achieved ISO 14011 accreditation, Corporate Responsibility Index award from Business in the Community, ranked 6th People and Planet