This affirms that UEA has a high standard of environmentally friendly practices across areas such as environmental communication, documentation and emergency practice. The award scheme features four levels of award that reaches from bronze to platinum. EcoCampus claim to have 30% of the Russell Group and 35% of higher and further education institutions participating in the award. 48 universities are currently listed on the EcoCampus website as having attained an award. UEA’s green credentials are subsequently cemented.
The award is run by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and was conceived in 2005. It has given birth to a green-eyed monster and thus the Risk and Sustainability team, whose role involves promoting and cultivating positive environmental practice at UEA, are currently working on achieving the lofty heights of a platinum award.