Exam Schools and Sheldonian scoop Green Impact Award

posted on Monday 20 June

Now in its third successful year of running, the Green Impact Awards is an environmental accreditation scheme that brings together staff and students across the University to play a proactive role in improving the sustainable practices of their buildings. Teams are guided through a common programme of activities and practical actions suggested by a simple online framework. Thousands of sustainable actions have been implemented across the University to date and the Venues team are playing their part by…

  • using low energy light bulbs where possible
  • using PIRs lighting (sensory based lighting) to decrease the length of time lights are left on
  • using electricity that is 100% sourced from environmentally friendly large scale hydro generation
  • managing our venues energy consumption by turning off unnecessary lighting during the day and ensuring all lights are switched off in the facilities at night time
  • recycling glass, paper, cardboard, plastic and food waste
  • using Fair trade products for our tea and coffee
  • and much more…just ask us for a copy of our green credentials

The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, Professor Louise Richardson attended the Awards evening and spoke about taking a holistic approach to social and environmental sustainability. Professor Richardson also highlighted the need to take a long-term view of the environment and to think about the legacy left for future generations. Praising the efforts of staff and students the Vice-Chancellor said: ‘There’s an extraordinary amount of work going on across the University, which is really exciting’.