The University of Greenwich proudly applies sustainable development across its activities.

At Greenwich we believe that we all have the power to make a positive difference.

We take our responsibilities seriously, applying sustainable development across our activities, working closely with students, staff and the wider community to help change the world for the better, aligning with the University's core values

We have maintained our 'First Class' Award in the People & Planet's University Green League since 2012 and our Estates & Facilities Directorate are operating with ISO14001 (Environmental Management) accreditation. 

Explore this site to find how you can make a real difference to our planet through the actions you can do at Greenwich.

We saved 45,573 disposable cups

50% recycling rate

48% lower energy carbon footprint than in 2009/10

£76,000 saved with our furniture reuse scheme

22,180kWh electricity saved in student halls

The Sustainability Team is available to provide advice, training and a range of other support to help staff and students better understand and apply sustainability into their work and studies at Greenwich. If you would like to learn more about sustainability review the following resources that will explain, inspire and enable learning, action and change.

News and events

Find out what has been going on recently around the University.

Awards and Achievements

We are proud of our sustainable progress, recognition and awards received:

  • Greenwich has maintained its 'First Class Award' in People & Planet's University Green League since 2012 (14th place in 2019).
  • Greenwich has maintained its Fairtrade Accreditation status 
  • Our food outlets achieve Gold in Food for Life Catering Standards
  • Our food outlets are certified in sustainable seafood products
  • 2018 Campus Health, Food & Drink Green Gown Finalists for the student led Reuse Race
  • Aiming for Gold in Hedgehog Friendly Campus (joined March 2020)
  • There are two highly energy efficient (BREEAM certified) buildings on our estate
  • Over 100 Solar Panels are installed across our campuses
  • Beehives are located at each campus
  • We have 243 recorded species across our campuses
  • We have 6.7 hectares of green space across our campuses

Contact us

For further information please contact the Sustainable Development Unit:


Phone: 0208 331 8794

Twitter: @Sust_Greenwich