The Sustainability Unit won the Environment Award for their DoNation campaign at the Educate North Awards 2015 held at Manchester Metropolitan University earlier this month.
Focusing on The DoNation initiative, the aim was to apply an innovative product to the higher education sector, particularly to engage students and staff using technology to translate the concept of carbon reduction into actions that can save them money and can be applied to their studies. The DoChester league has been a great tool to encourage staff and students to make small behaviour changes in their day-to-day lives to embed sustainability in the culture of the University, as reflected in the University’s Sustainability Strategy 2020.
Head of Sustainability at the University, Alice Elliott, said: “It was a boon to be recognised for our hard work, next to such talented and successful colleagues. I hope this helps to prove that sustainability is being mainstreamed into our University, and the northern education sector, in partnership with most innovative enterprises in industry.”
Hermione Taylor, Founding Director of DoNation, said: “Chester was the first University to sign up to DoNation and have continued to impress us with their energy and dedication. I'm really happy to see the University being recognised for this and hope it paves the way for others to emulate their success.”