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The university also has a transport strategy in place that includes inter campus hopper buses and cycle hire for students.
"Campus wide efforts on sustainability have yielded our first ever reduction in carbon emissions a cut of over 1,100 tonnes of carbon dioxide on the previous year.
The university is first in an international ranking that judges institutions on a number of factors, including their energy management programmes, sustainability related teaching and research and waste and water management.
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The Greenmetric of World Universities 2011, produced by the University of Indonesia, features institutions from more than 40 countries. It is the second time it has been held.
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Professor Karen Cox, pro vice chancellor for environment and infrastructure at the university, said: "Last year, Nottingham was ranked number two in the Greenmetric league table, so it's very pleasing that our continuing work has been recognised with the top position.
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to the River Trent, near Clifton Bridge, which, if approved, would power the University Park campus.
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