2015 Sustainability Award winners announced

The contributions of staff and students to sustainability at the University have been recognised at the 2015 Sustainability Awards ceremony.


Winners of the Awards were:

Embedding Sustainability Through Collaboration Award

Winner - the Weetwood Grounds Team and the LUU Conservation Volunteers for collaborative work on initiatives including hedgerow planting.
Highly commended - Joanne Jorden for sourcing new, ethical and sustainable uniforms.

Building Knowledge and Capacity Award

Winner - Enactus:Wise for a project to help socially excluded women reintegrate into their communities.
Highly commended - Ian Addy for his support for the 'living lab' project, assisting with UTravelActive events and catering for the EAUC conference.

Being a Positive Partner in Society Award

Winner - Star Bikes for the student-led project to take unwanted bikes destined for landfill and repairing them for asylum seekers and refugees.
Highly commended - SPA for organising community projects including swimming lessons and the Quicksticks hockey tournament.

Making the Most of Resources Award

Winner - Love Leeds charity shop for engaging students with sustainable living and reselling donations often diverted from landfill.
Highly commended - Bob Douglass for achieving £25,000 of energy cost savings.

The Architect of Possibility Award

Winner - Donella Fernyhough for her work with the ducks at the Roger Stevens Building pond.

The Award ceremony stayed true to Sustainability principles, with vegan food, place cards made from seed paper, and awards made from recycled University furniture.  Children from Bright Beginnings made the table decorations.

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