Green Awards Ceremony 2013

Green Impact teams and environmental heroes throughout the University of Roehampton were recognised at the Green Awards Ceremony held last week.

Posted: 24 May 2013

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Simon Dorman with Student Environmental Hero, Jennifer Foulds

Chair of Environmental Forum, Simon Dorman, presented new Environmental Champions; Michael Benson, Jennifer Foulds, Carla Freitas Teixeira, Olivia Sverdloff and Angela Ross with their awards, which are certified by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

The award for Champion Environmental Champion of the Year went to Dave Tinham from the Department of Social Sciences.

Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme, bringing staff and students together to enable and showcase positive changes in environmental practice. It recognises how staff and students can make their institutions more sustainable, from the bottom up. Green Impact Bronze standard was obtained by the following teams: Assistant Registrar's Office, Whitelands College team, Psychology Department Office. IT and Media Services was awarded Silver, and the Departments of Media, Culture & Language; Department of Humanities and the team based at Mount Clare obtained a Gold standard.

The Special Green Impact awards recognise outstanding initiative by Green Impact teams and individuals. The Office Depot Innovation Award went to the Department of  Media, Culture & Language, for embedding an environmental module in a work-based learning module. Paul Sutton and Vikki Anderson were awarded Environmental Hero awards, and Jennifer Foulds was recognised with a Student Environmental Hero award.

Alina Ber (Green Photographer), Carla Freitas Teixeira (Green Volunteer) and Sarah White (Recycling Hero) were each recognised for their specific contributions to sustainability on campus.

The ceremony drew to a close with staff and students planting native wild flower seeds inside Froebel Gate, as part of our collaboration with Kew Gardens on their Grow Wild initiative. Grow Wild aims to get 3 million young people to understand and promote the importance of UK plant species.

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