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Think green, go green: The greenest universities around the world

By District Energy posted 04-02-2024 06:29


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Everyone’s familiar with the top university rankings like QS and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, but have you ever considered where the greenest universities in the world lie?

Green universities began as a response to growing concerns about climate change, environmental degradation, and resource depletion. It became more popular when people began to realise the need for sustainable practices, like:

  • Reducing energy consumption by implementing energy-efficient technologies, utilising renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power, and promoting conservation measures.
  • Emphasising waste reduction, recycling, and proper disposal practices to minimise the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators.
  • Integrate sustainability into their academic programmes, offering courses, majors, and research opportunities related to environmental science, sustainability studies, renewable energy, and conservation.

They include IDEA Members:

University of Toronto

UC Berkeley

University of British Columbia

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