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Bucks gets Carbon Trust Standard

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Green Events panellists at Bucks New University, 2011

Bucks New University has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of measuring, managing and reducing its carbon emissions. From the AGF team, Helen, Claire, Luke and Amie are all graduates of Bucks and  Ben is a visiting professor. Whats more, BNU Head of Programmes Teresa Moore leads on our green research, has placed Bucks at the heart of the new GO Europe initiative and also arranged for BNU to  co-host this year’s Green Events and Innovations conference. So good for Bucks!

The University achieved a five per cent reduction in carbon footprint for the 2010-11 academic year, based on the average footprint for the previous two years. In the qualitative part of the audit Bucks scored 69 per cent, giving BNU a comfortable pass. It is great recognition for Buck’s achievements to date and demonstrates BNU’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions year on year. 

Bucks is well on its way to achieving its target to reduce CO2 emissions by 50 per cent by 2020 (based on a baseline of 2005 emissions. The Carbon Trust Standard requires participant to keep reducing carbon emissions and to recertify every two years. So Bucks will have to continue the great work to date and keep reducing BNU’s impact on the environment.

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