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University goes green

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 29 OCTOBER 2013

Birmingham City University has received national recognition for going green.

The University has been awarded the Bronze EcoCampus Award for its commitment to addressing key issues of environmental sustainability.

EcoCampus is an Environmental Management System specially designed for the Higher Education sector. The University has implemented the system to enable better management of environmental impacts and improving environmental performance. There are four stages to the EcoCampus award: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum and the University will be striving to maintain commitment from staff to achieve the silver award in 2010.

Rebecca Barnett, who is the University's newly-appointed Environmental Officer, said: "We are really pleased to have been awarded the Bronze EcoCampus Award but we are now aiming to achieve the Silver award. To do this we will be identifying our key environmental impacts and setting challenging environmental objectives and targets for the University.

In a separate initiative, the University has already signed up to the WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) Halving Waste to Landfill voluntary agreement in relation to the construction of its new City Centre Campus. The WRAP agreement commits the University to set targets to reduce the amount of construction, demolition and excavation waste sent to landfill by 2012.

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