Students Staff

5 July 2019

Winners Revealed: Green Impact Awards 2019

Filed under: Latest news — Laura Mathias @ 2:41 pm

Staff from across the University gathered in the Secret Garden on Thursday 4 July for our annual Green Impact Awards ceremony.

People at the Green Impact awards

Staff at the Green Impact Awards

The awards recognise the achievements of staff who are completing sustainable actions throughout the academic year.

Hosted by Daisy Malt, Sustainability Engagement Officer, the annual event brings together our Green Impact network and highlighted how many people are already working hard to reduce the impact their departments are having on the environment.

At the event, Daisy announced: “This has definitely been the best Green Impact year yet. A record-breaking 12 teams achieved Gold, plus three completed their own Gold Project. Everyone continues to show such enthusiasm to make sustainable changes on campus and it’s exciting to see how much has been achieved.

“Each and every action you take is a choice to do things differently. I never fail to be impressed by your commitment, creativity and enthusiasm for environmental and social responsibility. I’m excited for the journey we’re all going to be taking.”

Guest speaker, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Jules Pretty, discussed the importance of acting quickly to address our carbon profile. He also recognised the University’s 37% drop in carbon profile is ‘remarkable’ in light of the ever-growing staff and students here at Essex.

What’s next?

• To find out how you can get involved with our own Green Impact community, contact Daisy Malt.

• Take a look at the full list of this year’s winners below

See the photos from the event on the Sustainability team’s Facebook page.

Bronze
Accommodation South Courts A3
Economics
North 2
Organisational Development (HR)
Rayleigh
SRES
Southend Campus
University Square

Silver
Academic Registrar’s Office
ECS Marketing & Communications
Essex Pathways
Law
UKDA Green Team
Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Gold
Academic Services
Accommodation Operational Office
Estate Management Section
Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Social Sciences Offices
Humanities Faculty Office
ISER
Library
Psychology
SPAH/ISC
Talent Development Centre
Vice-Chancellors Office

Gold Project
Event Essex Green Team
SPAH/ISC
Wivenhoe House

Little Choices Big Changes
CER Central team

Green Contractor
Rose Builders

Special award winners:
Essex Food: Environmental Champions
Susan Stedman: Recycling Champion
Kerry Wade: Accommodation Advocate
Jane Hindley: Environmental Education Champion
Amy Sheridan: Social and Environmental Responsibility Champion
Jackie Madden: Newbie Award

 

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