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26 Sep 2017

Sustainability projects reach finals in Green Gown Awards

Loughborough University has reached the finals in this year’s Green Gown Awards in recognition of its sustainability initiatives.

The awards are run by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and celebrate sustainability excellence in post-16 education institutions.

Loughborough is a finalist in the Facilities and Services category for Maintaining the Green, Living the Sporting Dream, a project which combines Loughborough’s holistic landscape management with its elite sporting facilities.

Tim Garfield, Director of Sports Development at Loughborough University said: “Our sporting prestige is a direct result of the combined passion and ambition of all those associated with sport at Loughborough.

“There’s an atmosphere and determination on campus and a will to succeed that pervades all our activities – and our management of the facilities and grounds reflects this.”

The University is also nominated in the Food and Drink category for the Loughborough Cup – a sustainably produced reusable cup.

As a result of wider environmental management plans, reducing the number of disposable cups has been a major factor in overall waste reduction across campus.

Nik Hunt, Loughborough’s Environmental Manager said: “The project has embedded the three pillars of sustainability – environmental, economic and social – whilst promoting the Loughborough University brand. It has been a fantastic success.”

Winners are announced on 15 November 2017 at The Monastery, Manchester.