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Sustainability Best Practice

Find out more about the ways we are instilling Sustainability into everyday practices.

Teaching and Learning

Find out how the University is committed to promoting sustainable growth and development within our teaching curriculum and the ground-breaking research carried out.

Community Involvement

The University is in partnership with York Cares to encourage social sustainability, and provide students and staff members with volunteering opportunities.

Student Activities

York students enhance environmental sustainability by running green initiative 'Big Green Clean'.


Biodiversity on Campus

Find out how the University of York creates bee-friendly habitats on campus to enhance biodiversity.


At the University of York, we make ethical and sustainable food purchasing decisions. We have achieved 'Fairtrade' standard and are committed to supplying ethical local produce.

Fairtrade and procurement


Campus construction and operations are managed sustainably and sustainable transport means are promoted by the University of York's Estates Department.

Environment building