UK government pushing universities to be greener

The Guardian reports that the government has put in extra funds to help the country’s universities become more environmentally friendly.

But an additional £290m over the next three years will go on sector-wide capital programmes, such as the Revolving Green Fund, to cut campus greenhouse gases, as well as bolstering universities’ computer networks and encouraging innovation.

Given the number of universities, £290m most likely won’t go very far, but it’s the idea that counts, and at least their government gives a damn. I’d love to see our state university get some funding love, and it would be even better if it had energy efficiency measures and features in place to go along with its image of being a lovely, tree-filled campus.

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