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4 Jul 2014

Environmental Decathlon project reaches the Green Gown finals

Loughborough has reached the finals of the national 2014 Green Gown Awards, which recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken within the UK’s education sector.

The University has been shortlisted in the ‘Continuous Improvement’ category for its Environmental Decathlon project – a portfolio of ten activities that aim to embed environmental management into Loughborough’s ethos and practice.

The Environmental Decathlon project has brought significant benefits. When it was first introduced in 2005-06, 91% of the University’s waste was sent to landfill; in 2012-13 that figure was just 5%.

All the Green Gown finalists now have to submit stage two applications, with the winners of the awards announced at a ceremony in Manchester on 3 November.

If Loughborough were to win the Continuous Improvement category it would then go head-to-head with its counterpart from the Australasian scheme, as part of the International Green Gown Awards.

Read the news article for more.