Students Staff

24 June 2020

Congratulations to our Green Impact Award winners

Filed under: Latest news — ckeitch @ 3:11 pm

Our Green Impact Awards recognise the achievements of staff who complete sustainable actions throughout the academic year.

All the teams have worked so hard on making a positive contribution by reducing their impact on the environment and lockdown meant teams had to come up with creative ways to complete actions from home. From taking part in Zoom meetings to growing plants at home and talking walks out in nature.

An incredible 37 teams took part. 13 teams reached Gold, 9 reached silver, 8 reached bronze. We awarded 1 Green Contractor award, 3 Little Choices Big Change awards, and 3 Gold Project awards. When we are able to, we will be holding our annual awards ceremony to celebrate everyone’s hard work.

Gold awards
Academic Services
Albert Sloman Library
Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Humanities
School of Law
Maintenance and Capital Development
Student Development
Students’ Union
Vice-Chancellor’s Office
Workplace Health and Safety and Wellbeing

Silver awards
Accommodation South Courts A3
Essex Business School
Estates and Campus Services Marketing and Communications
Essex Pathways
Southend Students’ Union
The Gently Green Team
UK Data Archive
University Square

Bronze awards
Accommodation North 2
Bertrand Russell Tower
Central Stores
Essex Abroad
HR Employee Relations and Rewards
Accommodation North Area 1
Accommodation South Courts A5

Little Choices Big Changes awards
EMS Helpdesk and Mechanical Team
Rose Builders achieved the Green Contractor award for the third year running.

Gold Project awards go to teams who undertake work that directly addresses their operations, from design to implementation. This year, awards went to Event Essex Green Team who created a calendar of sustainability events, ISER who completed a Reduce Project and Soft FM Services who completed a Reuse and Recycling Project.

We are looking at running the programme a little bit differently in the new academic year, so if you want to stay up to date and haven’t already, make sure you’re signed up to our email newsletter. Just contact us via

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