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Climate stripes - leading sustainable university

Carbon emissions and other human actions are having a major impact on the environment – and will continue to for decades to come. The world, from governments to individuals, must take action to reduce emissions, as well as find solutions to cope with changes that are already unavoidable. 

The University of Reading is taking a leading role in ambitious efforts to cut carbon in the local area, working with policymakers and communities around the globe to apply the latest science to real climate issues, and making fast progress in cutting our institutional carbon footprint.


Our environmental and climate research is making an impact across the globe.

Local and community

We're forging a sustainable future for Reading and its wider community.


Our green efforts extend to the ways we work, live and study on campus.

We're green in all sorts of ways
People & Planet University League
1st in the People & Planet University League 2023
The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2021
Queens Anniversary Prize for climate research and action
Times Higher Education Awards 2023
Winner of Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Leadership