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UCLan rewarded for environmental initiative

22 May 2014

Lyndsey Boardman

Staff and students make an impact through NUS project 

Students and Staff from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have been rewarded for their commitment to sustainability after taking part in a national project run by the National Union of Students (NUS).

Now in its second year at UCLan, Green Impact is a national initiative run by the NUS that involves over 50 UK universities. Sixteen teams from across the University’s schools and services were presented with certificates for their work in carrying out and communicating environmental actions on recycling, energy reduction and sustainability awareness.

Four UCLan students worked with the teams as Green Impact Project Assistants and 12 others completed training approved by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment to then audit the teams to check their progress. In total, two teams were presented with a gold level certificate from the NUS for their work and the other 14 received a bronze award.

“I am pleased to give unreserved support for the Green Impact Project as it concludes its second year. "

UCLan Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerry Kelleher presented the students and staff with their awards. He said: “I am pleased to give unreserved support for the Green Impact Project as it concludes its second year.

“Green Impact plays an integral role in helping UCLan meet the Medium Term Strategy goal of becoming an International University for Sustainability and helps embed sustainable best practice in the daily lives of staff and students at the University. I encourage all Schools and Services to take part and rise to the challenge of improving their environmental performance."

Contact greenteam@uclan.ac.uk for more information on Green Impact and the volunteering opportunities available.