17th Apr, 2021

University chiefs celebrate top Green Gown award

Rob George 3rd Apr, 2021

UNIVERSITY of Worcester staff and students are celebrating after it was recognised for its continued commitment and work on sustainability.

After being named Sustainability Institution of the Year in the last Green Gown Awards, this year saw it take home another accolade, as winner in the Reporting with Influence category. The award was shared with the University of the West of England.

The Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives by universities and colleges and best practice within the further and higher education sector. The award relates to the University’s annual Sustainability Report; it assessed how sustainability is reported and how the report was used to have impact and influence within the institution.

Professor David Green CBE, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Worcester, said: “The Climate Emergency is real and is getting worse. At the University we are committed to doing all we can to promote sustainability and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

“We lead by practical example, from sourcing local food to making our buildings more efficient to piloting an e-bike share scheme. We are very proud of all the staff and students who have contributed so much to these successful initiatives and more.”

“We also work to research, educate and inspire on a broader scale – showing how to manage orchards to increase beneficial pollinators and how to improve river management to cut flooding risk for example.

“There is so much to do, and we can all contribute. Working together with science, expertise and commitment we can and must tackle the Climate Emergency.”

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