On Thursday 1st June, Green Chester hosted the fifth annual Green Tie awards in the De Gaulle Brasserie at Queen’s Park. Nineteen staff teams received awards for their achievements as part of the Green Impact initiative, which recognises a department’s commitment to improving the environmental performance within their department. In addition, 7 student volunteers were recognised for their auditing role within the Green Impact process. A number of stalls from recent events and campaigns were available for guests to browse, including Veggiefest, the Waste Not Want Not campaign, the allotment, and donations were encouraged for the Foodbank.
The theme for the event was wood and biodiversity, which was reflected in the table decorations and special awards, including paper flowers and pollinator seedlings as a small thank you for each guest.
Jen, Senior Project Officer from the NUS described the work completed by the different Green Impact teams as ‘exceptional’, giving high praise to the enthusiasm displayed by all the departments to improve their sustainability. There were six Bronze awards, three Silver and a record eight Gold awards (Full list of teams and awards here)
Over the last year there have been some fantastic projects that have been initiated by Green Impact teams and staff across the University. These efforts were celebrated with a number of Special Awards, which were designed and created by Alex Foster and Steve Collins in LIS using offcuts of wood! The standard of entries were so high that judges decided to add in Highly Commended awards.
Congratulations to all who have been involved in Green Impact this year, we look forward to another successful year in 2017/18!