Arden praised for net zero commitment by minister

Arden University has been praised for its commitment to achieving Net Zero accreditation by the Minister of State for Higher and Further Education, Michelle Donelan.

In a letter to our CEO and Vice Chancellor, Carl Lygo, Donelan said: “This department is currently working on the development of a strategy for Net Zero, having announced and published the draft in November 2021. Within this strategy we have set out the aim for Net Zero for the education and children’s service systems.

“We are encouraged to hear that Arden University has already made great progress and we hope that you will inspire others.” 

Arden achieved Net Zero accreditation in December following an in-depth analysis of the university’s emissions and environmental impact on the world.

Initially the university is offsetting emissions through two global community projects in India. Throughout 2022 and beyond we will then be examining how we can alter practices across the university to meet our goal of minimising our carbon footprint and becoming a Net Zero university through actions.