Worcester Students' Union Picks up Gold Award for Sustainability

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Worcester Students' Union has picked up a Gold Award at the National Union of Students' Green Impact ceremony.

The award recognises the Union’s commitment to sustainability and environmental practice.

Green Impact Students’ Unions is a behavioural change programme delivered by the NUS, which provides each students’ union with a bespoke workbook of criteria for staff to work through, helping to improve practice in areas such as energy, procurement, biodiversity and waste.

Kynton Swingle, President of Worcester Students’ Union at the University of Worcester, said: “It is a tremendous honour to receive the Green Impact Gold Award for the first time. With the award recognising unions that place particular emphasis on being as environmental and ethical as possible when operating, it’s a fantastic achievement to gain.

“Over the last few years we have consistently received the Silver Award. However, from the hard work of the groups of students that ensure the Union has a strong environmental and ethical conscience, this year we have been able to make the step up to Gold.”

The award was presented at a gala dinner with over 100 students’ unions competing against each other.

Dannie Grufferty, NUS Vice President of Society and Citizenship, said: “It’s so important to congratulate students’ unions for their dedication to improving environmental practice, and it’s wonderful to see the standards being raised each year, thanks to the innovation and commitment displayed by countless staff and students.”