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Green Impact award for Lancashire Business School

Lancashire Business School (LBS) has scooped an award for its positive changes in the environmental practice as part of the Green Impact initiative 2014 run by the National Union of Students.

Judith Jackson, Personal Assistant to the Dean of LBS, led the initiative at the School and was presented with a Bronze award by UCLan Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gerry Kelleher, at the awards ceremony.

Judith completed the list of actions in the initiative workbook that helped her to make green changes happen on the ground of LBS.


Judith said: “This year LBS participated in the ‘Staff Engagement’ challenge which offers a practical way of helping staff to become greener, whilst celebrating the small steps that individuals are taking to reduce our collective environmental impacts.”

Judith, who is environmental friendly and bikes regularly to work, was actively involved in completing the task list which was designed to make people aware of how to be sustainable.

She put the posters around LBS encouraging staff to take their own mugs to meetings and contribute to saving woodland. She also displayed informative flyers around UCLan’s Greenbank Building to let colleagues know where they can find recycling stations around campus.

After the work had been submitted in early April, a group of very keen students investigated what has been done at LBS, making positive comments about keeping the offices green and full with plants.

Judith added: “Green Impact challenges universities to implement a number of easy practical actions that will help the environment. I’d like to encourage LBS staff enthusiastic about the environment to join the programme next year and work our way towards a Silver award.”