This year, the annual Sustainability Awards will be on Wednesday 12th June. As well as celebrating the outstanding work being done by people across the University to make the campus more sustainable, we will also be looking back. 2019 is the 10-year anniversary of the Bike Hub, who keep the staff and students of Leeds travelling sustainably by offering bike hire, repairs and training (and plenty of biscuits!). It has also been 10 years since we started employing student interns in the Sustainability Service, bringing fresh ideas and student opinions to the team.
The Vice Chancellor will be presenting awards for the four sustainability strategy themes – Embedding Sustainability through Collaboration, Building Knowledge and Capacity, Being a Positive Partner in Society and Making the Most of Resources. There will also be a Sustainable Purchasing Award, and two student awards for curricular and non-curricular work. The nominations for the awards are now closed.
After this, there will then be an entirely vegan, locally sourced (where possible) two course dinner . Vegan wine and soft drink options will accompany what is always known to be a delicious meal, changing the perspectives of a vegan menu.
Finally, we will then be celebrating the first year of our new engagement programme, Blueprint. Launched in October 2018, this replaced the Green Impact programme, creating a bespoke sustainability action plan for individual Schools and Services. This programme is proving to be very popular, having already reached a wider audience than we achieved with the Green Impact programme!
As always, the striking table decorations will be designed and supplied by the staff and children of Bright Beginnings Childcare Centre.
Nominations for the awards are now closed.