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The 2014-2015 Green Impact award ceremony was held last night (June 10) to recognise the achievements from teams across the University.

The 2014-2015 Green Impact award ceremony was held last night (June 10) to recognise the achievements from teams across the University.

They have been working hard in their departments and colleges to help make the University more sustainable.

The event was held in the Sainsbury Laboratory and hosted by Professor Jeremy Sanders.  

Nine teams got a gold award:

Downing College – Gold Colleges
Clare College – Gold Colleges
Corpus Christi College – Gold Colleges
Robinson College – Gold Colleges
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership – Gold
Department of Land Economy – Gold
Maintenance Unit – Gold
Physiology, Development and Neuroscience – Gold
University Information Services – Gold

Student Leadership Award

Winner: Jamie Osborn, Clare College took up his post of Green Officer almost a year ago and has been exceptionally active and enthusiastic, working closely with key members of staff and with the College's Environment Committee to develop several important initiatives. Among his many ideas, he developed and then worked with housekeeping staff to implement an energy-saving competition among student staircases. Jamie set up Green Formal Halls, which combine talks by University researchers working on improving the sustainability of food production with locally-sourced food and great vegetarian dishes. In addition Jamie has also spearheaded Clare's move to get Fair-trade accreditation.

Environmental Hero Award

Winner: These two winners encapsulate the true spirit of Green Impact, acting as the glue that holds their teams together, and ensuring their success. Dedicated, enthusiastic, even “dynamo”: these have been words used to describe the following individuals who, even in their busiest periods, have kept the momentum of their teams going. I think these two are a true credit not only to their teams and their departments, but also to the University as a whole. We would like to congratulate Kat Millen from Physiology, Development and Neuroscience , and Jamie Brittain from Alison Richard Building for being this year’s Environmental Heroes!

Honourable mention

The judges recognised Dick Taplin, Domestic Bursar from Downing College for his tireless commitment to environmental improvement, having entered and won just about every scheme running, notably Student Switch Off, Green Impact, Green League Table, belonging to the only college in Oxford or Cambridge to be registered with the Carbon Trust, and achieving Green Conferencing awards for their facilities.

Photo L-R: Kat Millen, Jeremy Sanders. and Jamie Brittain. Credit Phil Mynott.

Date awarded

11 June 2015

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