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

It's time to make a positive difference and we are inviting everyone to get involved

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 Accreditation

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)

Meet the team

The Sustainability Team supports all areas of the University to better understand and implement sustainable improvements.  We work closely with staff, students and external stakeholders to share best practice, support behaviour change and strategies.  Each member works full time and please do make contact to raise any issues or questions.

Simon Goldsmith, Head of Sustainability

Tel: +44 (0)20 8331 8794 (internal: 8794)

Simon has been with us at Greenwich for 7 years.  Simon is responsible for leading the delivery of sustainability, developing strategy, projects, communication and external relationships.

David Jackson, Sustainability Projects Officer

Tel: +44 (0)20 8331 7942 (internal: 7942)

David has been with us at Greenwich since November 2019.  Simon is responsible for the delivery of the Sustainable Management System, in addition to supporting Simon and leading on projects around ecosystem services, waste and recycling, engagement and wellbeing.

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