AUB’s green credentials have been further recognised by a new award from The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC)

The university’s ambition to ensure it has a sustainable future has been given a major boost after achieving the EcoCampus Silver Award.

This comes just 12 months after AUB received the Bronze certification and the new award was only possible after the university provided a range of evidence to the EAUC.

This included being able to demonstrate legal compliance, decreasing levels of polluting emissions by 60% per person against the 2005/2006 baseline, decreasing waste streams, an increased recycling rate (now a record 49%), a new Carbon Management Plan, a Travel Plan featuring subsidised bus passes and the Cyclescheme, as well as the presence of an electric vehicle in its fleet, a move that has saved a quarter of a tonne of CO2e in the first four months of use.