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University sponsors Bristol Post’s Green Capital Awards 2015

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Bhagesh Sachania 2015

3 July 2015

As part of the University’s ambition to inspire change, the University is proud to be supporting Bristol Post’s Green Capital Awards 2015.

With a range of categories from Green Hero to Green Organisation, the awards recognise the activities of businesses, schools, organisations, communities and individuals working to make Bristol one of the UK’s greenest cities in 2015 and provide a lasting legacy to sustainable living in the future.

The University is sponsoring the Green Entrepreneur Award, reflecting the significant contribution of responsible business in building a better Bristol.

The University has been working with local partners throughout the year to make the city a more sustainable, happier and healthy place to live. This has included staff and students getting involved in a wide range of activities for the social good. Now, by sponsoring an award, the University is promoting the contribution of local action in greening the city.  

We’ve embraced the opportunities presented by European Green Capital 2015 and it’s been a fantastic example of partners across the city working together to show the world what can be done to make cities happier and healthier places to live and work,” said Professor Judith Squires, chair of the University’s Sustainability Steering Group.

Further information

Information about the full list of awards and how to apply is available online. The closing date for submissions is 4 September 2015.

The University of Bristol is proud to be part of this city-wide initiative, working to make Bristol a world leader in sustainability as part of its designation as European Green Capital 2015. Contributing to the collective efforts of 800+ organisations, the University is hosting a series of events, seminars and public debates that build on its long-standing ambition to generate knowledge that will shape a future we all want to live in. From research that tackles the challenges of environmental uncertainty, through to voluntary community projects that see students engaging with local residents, the University has pledged its commitment to the lasting legacy of #Bristol2015.

Our pledges:

  • Carbon neutral by 2030
  • Lighter transport impact
  • Ethical purchasing
  • Involving students

Visit to find out more about our activities, and read our Sustainability Stories about what we are doing to make our world a better place.

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