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Green Tees

Committed to helping the environment

Teesside University has a dedicated approach to its environmental responsibilities and is aware of the impact the University's operations can have locally, nationally and internationally.

Help TU Help the Planet

The University is involved in a range of initiatives that aim to both highlight and improve environmental issues.

  • the University’s first Green Travel Plan was implemented in 2006
  • in 2009 Teesside University achieved the Carbon Trust Standard, the world's first independent carbon award that requires organisations to measure, manage and reduce carbon emissions across their own operations.

TUrn off the lights

TUne into saving the planet

TUrn down your thermostat

TUrn off your monitor

Continue to improve

The aim for Teesside University is to keep striving for environmental improvements.

The University established the Environmental Advisory Group in 2010 with a target to gain EcoCampus (platinum) accreditation. EcoCampus is the leading environmental management system and award scheme for the higher and further education sectors.

Following the EcoCampus process has provided clarity in setting environmental management priorities. The University is already seeing significant benefits in terms of reduced electricity usage in IT Server systems, a reduction in the paper-based information being sent out to students and the successful cycle to work schemes.

There is always more work to do and the University will keep improving.


Secure cycle parking facilities are now FREE for all staff and students.

Facilities for cyclists

Water refill stations

Free water refill stations are available.

Find out where on campus

Student Life building

Annual Environmental Report

Download the annual report

Competition time

There are lots of ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle at work and we would love to hear your ideas about how to reduce our University’s environmental impacts and running costs.

Please send your suggestions to the Help TU team by Monday 9 January 2023 to be entered into a prize draw to Win a £25 Love2shop Gift Card. Terms and conditions apply.

A selection of the best ideas will be published on the Help TU webpage.

Policies Strategies & Standing Documents

Carbon Trust Eco Campus Gold award

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