July 6th, 2016
The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) has announced the finalists for the Green Gown Awards 2016. The Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK.
Following success in 2015, the University has been nominated for two awards in the Community and the Continuous Improvement categories. In addition, Enactus Nottingham, who have worked closely with the University’s Sustainability Team have also been shortlisted for an award.
The Community nomination is based on our Diamond Wood project at Sutton Bonington. The creation of a new woodland environment on the edge of the village provides an educational and recreational resource for both staff and students as well as the local communities in the area. The project supports the University’s commitment to biodiversity and sustainability in woodland practice, which will provide education, enjoyment and interest to future generations.
Our entry for the Continuous Improvement Award was based on our commitment to sustainable travel and transport over the past 10 years with investment in walking, cycling and public transport, including the roll out of the University’s Ucycle bike hire scheme and the new tram network serving the Medical School, University Park and Highfields Sports Grounds.
The winners will be announced at the prestigious Awards Ceremony, which will take place on Thursday 10 November in Leicester. You can see the full list of nominees on the Green Gown Awards website.
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