University of Portsmouth one of greenest

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THE University of Portsmouth has been named one of the greenest universities in the country.

It has been awarded a first class award and came 16th out of 145 in the People and Planet Green League 2012.

Every year the league assesses the environmental and ethical performances of all universities in the country.

Portsmouth’s university scored 47 points this year, its highest score since the green league began in 2007.

Ian McCormack, the university’s energy and environmental manager, said: ‘Our success demonstrates our relentless pursuit of a greener campus and finding ways to achieve it.

‘I’m thrilled our efforts over the past 12 months have earned us a first class award.’

Recent initiatives in Portsmouth have included reducing waste across its campuses, such as paper, electricity, food and water.

There are also imminent plans to reduce energy consumption through installing LED lighting and using motion sensors to activate lights.