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Plant Sciences Green Impact

Holders of the Gold Green Impact Award and Silver - Labs Green Impact Award

Green Impact Slates 2016

Green Impact Awards 2016 - 02/06/2016

We did it! Plant Sciences Green Team achieved both awards that we went for this academic year: Gold and Silver - Labs. A big thank you to all those that helped along the way.

The awards ceremony celebrated the green efforts of the teams that took part and was held at Old Combinations Hall. It was presided over by Dame Fiona Reynolds - Master of Emmanuel College, former director of the National Trust and active board member on organisations ranging from the BBC to the Green Alliance.

Gold GI 2016 Presentation

After a brilliant speech she gave out the reclaimed roof slate awards. Martin even got a hug when he went up to collect the second award! He can now check 'get hugged by a Dame' off his bucket list. 

As well as receiving our slates, there were various leaderboards to show which groups had achieved the most and improved the most. Plant Sciences did quite well!

2nd - Points gained over last year (324pts)

3rd - Overall Team Points (495pts) 

5th - Top Labs Teams (173pts)

Does this mean that we are the third greenest group/department at the university...?!

Green Impact 2015-16

After our good work in achieving Silver in 2014-15, this year we have aimed higher. On Thursday 5th May we were audited by students for Green Impact Gold and Green Impact Silver Labs awards.

A workbook submitted by the team formed the basis of the audit, with the auditors - who had received IEMA-accredited training - asking for evidence and clarification on various points. We then got to show off some of our efforts!

Green Impact Awards 2015

Simon West, Martin Howes and Colin Denston show off the department's Green Impact Silver award!


Martin Howes, Colin Denston and Simon West attended the 2015 Green Impact awards ceremony, hosted at the Sainsbury Lab. As hoped for, the department received the Silver award to add to the Bronze award achieved in 2012.

The student auditors that visited the department were impressed with the widespread reminders to think about energy wastage, light switch labelling, April’s stationery amnesty and promotion of green events and activities.

It’s great to be recognised but there is always more that we can be doing. Contact Martin (meh73).

The reclaimed roof-slate award is currently proudly on display at Reception.