Category: Sustainability Awards
The Easter Bush team chose to explore ways to be more resource efficient in their 2018 Sustainability Awards Gold project. This included avoiding the use of 5,224 cardboard boxes.
Through their Office Sustainability Awards Gold project, the IGMM team brought together staff from different areas, united by their enthusiasm for gardening. Read about their experience.
The 2016 gold Sustainability Awards team at Western General Hospital chose to do their Sustainability Awards office project on sustainable travel. They made cycling easier by organising bike clinics and running a cycle to work buddy scheme. That year, 25% of their staff used bicycles to get to work.
Read about the experience of a new bronze level Sustainability Awards team for 2016. They worked through the criteria to make sure that the sustainability basics were all in place. This included organising a bring-and-share lunch, promoting the Cycle to Work Scheme, arranging a walking group, and starting a stationery amnesty.
Located across the main Library Building and King’s Buildings, the silver Sustainability Awards team’s standout theme was engagement & communications in 2017. They chose actions that were popular to help keep everyone engaged and involved.
50 George Square, School of Literature, Languages and Cultures took part at silver level of the Sustainability Awards in 2016. Their stand out theme was purchasing and reuse. They streamlined ordering procedures, started a book sharing scheme, and increased the use of Warp It, the University’s reuse network.
The 2016 silver Sustainability Awards team (working towards gold) stand out for their work on energy saving. They put in place energy-saving materials, committing to installing LEDs and participating in the Winter Shutdown.
The 2016 silver Sustainability Awards team, who went on to work towards gold, stood out for addressing health & wellbeing. They organised physical activities including tennis, football and boxing, as well as encouraging active travel, like walking and cycling, and enjoyed Fairtrade and vegan lunches together.
Institute for Academic Development (IAD) Sustainability Awards team share the successes of their gold project to use technology to support sustainability in 2016. Their actions ranged from reducing business travel by encouraging video conferencing, to putting in place paper-saving measures, resulting in a 30% reduction in paper use.