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Excellence achieved in the Green Impact Awards

Friday 09-07-2021 - 15:37

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For the second year in a row, the Students’ Association has achieved Excellence in the Green Impact Awards for our student-led, whole organisation approach to sustainability.

Green Impact is a United Nations award-winning programme that provides a framework for approaching sustainability within the Students’ Association and the wider university community collaboratively and strategically.

Our submission to the Green Impact Awards is led by the Ethical and Environmental Committee.

Monica Allen, Ethical and Environmental Co-Officer, had this to say about working on Green Impact during the coronavirus pandemic:

"I am so grateful to receive ‘excellent’, it is absolutely amazing especially given doing all of our activities online as we were not allowed on campus. We worked really hard this year and kept going despite the challenges that we faced. It just shows how important it is to strive for a more greener world, especially with COP26 coming to Glasgow in November."

Elisabeth Dumortier, Ethical and Environmental Co-Officer, is delighted with the outcome:

"I am very pleased to be rewarded with this wonderful award after such an eventful year. Despite the circumstances of the online environment we managed to achieve our goals and to contribute to a more sustainable future for our GCU community."

Adil Rahoo, Student President and former policy lead, had this to say on the news:

"The entire Students’ Association is so thrilled to have received an Excellent accreditation in the UN’s NUS Green Impact Award for the second year in a row. It serves as a recognition of our strong commitments towards sustainability but also as a reminder for us to continue striving forward for a greener and cleaner world."




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