Green Impact awards celebrate our sustainability achievements

On Monday 12th June we gathered at The Old Fire Station to celebrate the achievements of teams who have taken part in the 2016-17 cycle of Green Impact at the University of Salford.

We have had 12 enthusiastic staff teams from across the University actively participating in Green Impact this cycle and they have completed nearly 600 sustainable actions! Over 40 students were also involved with the programme, either as Project Assistants, supporting teams, or as auditors – checking the team’s evidence after they submit their toolkits.

This is the third time we have run Green Impact at the University of Salford, and looking at the three years together we have had a total of 38 teams participate, 100 students have been involved and 1550 actions completed.

Before the ceremony guests were treated to a delicious vegan and vegetarian lunch from SALFOOD. They also participated in activities, including ‘play your eco cards right’ and making bug hotels from plastic bottles, whilst listening to live music performed by the Athena Brass Ensemble.

During the ceremony we heard from Bec Bennett, Environmental Sustainability Officer; Vice Chancellor Professor Helen Marshall; Romas Malevicius from Salford Business School and Paul Dennett, Salford City Mayor. Neva Mowl, who managed the scheme this year presented the awards which were given out by the Vice Chancellor and City Mayor. The winners are listed below:

Working Towards Bronze

  • Green SBS
  • MediaCityUK


  • Salford Students’ Union


  • Carbon Hydrant, The Old Fire Station Team
  • Salford Students’ Union Catering
  • The Green Crescent


  • IT Services
  • Joule House
  • The Green Library
  • The Landscape Division


  • HR & Finance

We had a number of special awards, the winners of which were also entered into the NUS’ National Green Impact awards:

Sustainability Hero 

Andrew Deeny, SALFOOD Executive Chef.

Innovation for Engagement 

HR & Finance.

Environmental Improvement 

The Green Library.

Community Action 

Joule House.

Student Leadership  

Lauren Moore, The Green Library team.

On Tuesday 20th June the HR and Finance team won the national Innovation for Engagement award for their online sustainability self-assessment tool. Try it yourself to find our if you a green zero or a green hero.

Thank you to everyone who took part in Green Impact and to all those involved with the awards ceremony. If you would like to find out more about Green Impact and sustainability at the University, please contact Neva or Bec. To view photos from the event visit our Facebook page.

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