Student Counselling take the lead in Green Impact

Our Student Counselling Services won a 2016 Green Impact Award for their environmental achievements.

We celebrated individuals and teams who reduced their environmental impact and encouraged sustainable behaviour.

Other University teams taking part included Print Services, External Estates and the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy. The School of Humanities won the Best Newcomer award, External Estates won Community Action and Associate Chaplain Yvonne Preece was named the University's Environmental Hero.

The ceremony was a joint event held in Wills Memorial Building between the University, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust with over 70 staff teams represented.

Martin Wiles, Head of Sustainability, said: "Congratulations to all our winners. Each year we are in awe of the range of initiatives developed by staff and students, helping us to reduce our environmental impact. Sustainability is a key part of our organisation's strategy and the Green Impact scheme recognises and promotes sustainable behaviour of all our staff. We're delighted to celebrate success with the latest winners".

The accreditation scheme sees staff taking steps to improve sustainability through energy saving, recycling, waste reduction, water saving, procurement, health and wellbeing, biodiversity or transport. Actions are audited by students.

With the National Union of Students, we helped to create the Green Impact awards, which now run in over 70 universities.

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