University of Sheffield Students’ Union wins green award

The University of Sheffield Students’ Union has won a Green Impact Excellence Award at the NUS Awards 2015.

The NUS Awards ceremony was held on the final day of Students’ Unions 2015 at the Macron Stadium in Bolton.

Getting involved in Green Impact can help students to take actions as simple as increasing recycling, but it can also be the platform from which students can build hugely ambitious projects which can transform campuses and communities.

Green Impact Excellence supports students’ unions who are ready to take the next step after they’ve really embedded sustainability across their campus. Every year NUS is blown away by the amazing things students’ unions achieve, from ethical credit unions, to community reuse schemes.

With a turnover of around £9 million, the University of Sheffield Students’ Union recognised the positive impact they could have through improving their supply chains.

Updating policies and redefining their standards, a carefully thought through approach to the full life cycle of their products has seen the union make huge improvements in their products from food to clothing to pencils.

Richard Brooks, NUS vice president for Union Development, said: “I’m really proud to announce that the University of Sheffield Students’ Union has won a Green Impact Excellence Award at the NUS Awards 2015. The Awards are fundamentally about celebrating excellence across the many and varied activities of students’ unions.

“We’re building a fairer, better education system and a more just world. I hope the awards encourage, inspire and, most importantly, build pride in our national efforts towards that.

“The unions that have won awards have shown the ability to organise students and make a real change both in the lives of their students and the world around them.”

 

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