On Monday 25th November, staff and students came together to celebrate sustainability achievements at the University. This included the awards for our sustainability accreditation scheme, Green Impact. The change and engagement programme helps people understand sustainability, advises them what they can do to make a difference and supports them in achieving positive actions in a simple, fun and flexible way.
This is the fifth time we have run the Green Impact programme here at University of Salford and this year we have had 12 enthusiastic staff teams actively participate, collectively completing 732 sustainable actions! It’s estimated that 1,356 people have been reached by the messages from Green Impact teams this year. If they all took on the sustainability actions we’ve been championing, it’s estimated that we could save the carbon equivalent to 23 average households’ yearly carbon footprint!
During the event, SALFOOD provided an exciting array of vegan delights, including edible cabbage bowls, chocolate pebbles and pickled cauliflower stalks.
Lord Keith Bradley, Chair of Council, presented Green Impact teams with their awards and we also celebrated the achievements of the Estates & Facilities Division in achieving ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certification. We also achieved Green Flag Award accreditation in July so to celebrate this we raised our Green Flag outside of The Old Fire Station.
The Green Impact 2019 winners are:
The special awards recognise and reward the important innovative work that teams have implemented and celebrate those individuals who are driving change and going beyond the standard toolkit actions. The winners of these awards will be entered the national Green Impact Special Awards which are announced each summer.
Thank you to all Green Impact participants and to those involved with the awards ceremony. We will be relaunching Green Impact in 2020; if you would like to set up a team in your area, whether it be your office, floor, building or whole School or department, then please get in touch with Neva: N.Mowl@Salford.ac.uk.
To view more photos from the event visit our Facebook page.