It was announced today that the University of Reading has been nominated for 3 Green Gown Awards demonstrating its ongoing commitment to sustainability and environmental improvement.
85 motivational and inspiring sustainability projects representing 51 educational institutions across the UK were submitted. As a result there was great competition from Universities across the UK – all vying for the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education sector.
The nominations are for the following:
Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change – Ready, Steady, Green
The entry highlighted the progress the University has made over the last 5 years in developing and implementing its sustainability policies.
Facilities and Services – Greenlands CleanConscience
This entry focused on how the University’s Greenlands campus is pioneering soap recycling to both reduce waste as well as diseases in developing countries.
Food and Drink – Making Beer Green
Our Making Beer Green Initiative is specifically focussed on improving the sustainability of our seven bar operations spread across seven sites. It was discovered early on that we needed to make many small changes rather than one large and impressive ‘wow’ change and this entry focuses on those.
Now in their eleventh year, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK. With sustainable development moving up the global agenda, the Awards are now established as the most prestigious recognition of sustainability excellence within the tertiary education sector, as well as the environmental sector
The winners will be announced at the Green Gown Awards Ceremony and we are proud to announce that the Green Gown Awards will be coming to Bristol, the European Green Capital for 2015. And not only that, the Awards Ceremony taking place on 26 November, will be hosted in one of the oldest train stations in the world, at Brunel’s Old Station