Dunn School gains bronze sustainability award

Dunn School gains bronze sustainability award

The Dunn School’s environmental credentials have been recognised with the award of Bronze accreditation in the Green Impact category at the Sustainability Showcase 2016 at the Blatvatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, on 15 June.

Facilities Manager Jonathan Hawkins, and Head of Workshops Peter Stroud accepted the award on behalf of the department.

Green Impact, part of a national initiative from the National Union of Students, aims to improve sustainable practices in academic institutions and is ran by the University’s Environmental Sustainability team in Estates Services.

Rachel Purdon from Estates Services, University of Oxford, said: “Pathology have done very well to receive a Bronze award …….The trained student auditors who visited noted that great progress had been made over a rapid timescale”

Progressing through the Bronze award online workbook the Dunn School staff and student team, led by Mr. Hawkins, introduced and reinforced environmental best practice in areas such as waste management, water and travel.

Mr. Hawkins said: “The great news is the department was already adopting best practice in many areas. The challenge going forward will be to encourage greater engagement and awareness in the department as a whole and aim for Silver accreditation.”

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