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June 18, 2014
Green Impact Awards Ceremony

NUS Green Impact - Bronze awardZoology was one of 12 departments who scooped a Bronze Award at the University of Oxford’s first ever Green Impact Awards Ceremony – hosted at the Andrew Wiles Building, Mathematical Institute.

This award is in recognition for our achievements in a number of areas, including promoting recycling methods, travel and cycling schemes and encouraging staff to reduce their energy usage.

The University signed up to Green Impact last year - an environmental accreditation and award scheme which helps departments improve their working environments for all, whilst gaining recognition for their efforts.

During this first successful year, 199 members of staff have formed 23 departmental teams across the University. These teams help deliver a range of sustainable initiatives - impacting over 5000 members of staff.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton attended to present awards alongside other representatives from across the University, and commented, "Environmental sustainability is the responsibility of us all, it should be part of everything that we do...This initiative helps forge relationships and partnerships across the University – these networks are important and help us learn from each other."

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to our team’s success.

Photo left to right: Maria Devine, SEEG Office Manager; Harriet Waters, Head of Sustainability; Neil Carveth, Zoology Health and Safety Officer.