University of Nottingham campuses secure third award for green spaces

The University of Nottingham has secured its third consecutive Green Flag award for the Jubilee and University Park campuses.

University Park Campus and Jubilee Campus were among a record-breaking 1,582 parks and green spaces awarded the accolade this year.

First awarded in 1997, Green Flag awards are handed out by environmental charity Tidy Britain and recognise that a space meets the highest possible standards, is well maintained and has high quality facilities.

Andy Nolan, Director of Sustainability at the University of Nottingham, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded a Green Flag for both Jubilee and University Park campuses once again”.

“It confirms the high quality of our campuses, our commitment to sustainable development”

He added: “It confirms the high quality of our campuses, our commitment to sustainable development, biodiversity and, most importantly, for the enjoyment of our students, staff and visitors. We know how important the quality of our campuses is to them all”.

The Green Flag awards are based on eight criteria which state that the green space must be “a welcoming place”, “healthy, safe and secure”, “clean and well maintained” and “sustainable”, with particular attention paid to conservation and heritage, community involvement, marketing and management.

University Park won its first Green Flag award in 2003, making the University of Nottingham the first university to receive the award. Jubilee campus has received the award for the last three consecutive years.

Earlier in the year, the University was named the world’s most sustainable university for the second year running in the Greenmetric 2015 league table.

Tamsin Parnell

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