On Wednesday 7th June the University held the annual Sustainability Awards, celebrating the work that has gone on this year and the people that have contributed to creating positive change on campus and further afield.
The evening began with a drinks reception and a performance from the staff choir, before Louise Ellis – Director of Sustainability, introduced the event. In the first half of the evening, Vice-Chancellor – Sir Alan Langlands presented the Sustainability Awards, followed by a delicious vegetarian dinner. The evening concluded with the Green Impact Awards, introduced by Director of Facilities, Dennis Hopper, and presented by Sustainability Intern, Becky Ewan.
The winners of the Sustainability Awards were:
Embedding Sustainability through Collaboration
Staff winner: Grounds and Gardens
Student winner: George Middlemiss
Building Knowledge and Capacity
Staff winner: The Priestley International Centre for Climate
Student winner: James Patrick Glover-Ochiltree
Being a Positive Partner in Society
Staff winner: Georgina Binnie for the Writing Back Project
Student winner: LUUMIC (Music Impact in the Community)
Making the Most of Resources
Staff winner: Re-use at St Marks Residences
Student winner: Ravi Toor
Team winner: Olivia Miller and the Cleaning Services Team
The Sustainable Purchasing Award
Winner: Chris Askew, PCB
We also presented 36 Green Impact Awards!
Congratulations to all winners and nominees, and a special thanks to all who attended and made the night a huge success. More information about the event can be found here: sustainability.leeds.ac.uk/sustainability-awards-2017/