Leeds University Library

Green excellence award

Published Wednesday 18 June 2014

Sustainability area sign in the Edward Boyle Library

The Library is awarded the prestigious Green Impact "Excellence Award" for improving sustainability

The Library was the only team in the University to win an Excellence Award at the annual University Green Impact awards ceremony.

The Library has demonstrated good environmental practice for a number of years, but wanted to undertake a project to make a wider impact in the university, especially amongst students.

A new Sustainability Area was created on level 8 of the Edward Boyle Library, in order to promote sustainability book reviews, university research and campus events. The aim for the future is to encourage wider reading and discussion about environmental and sustainability issues, building on the Library's reputation as a centre of knowledge and study.

Ian Young, the Library's Sustainability Co-ordinator, received the award on behalf of the Library. He said "We are incredibly pleased to have won this award for our Sustainability Area project. We'd like to thank the student project workers for their invaluable contributions, and the Sustainability Team who worked with us to make this such a success. We're really looking forward to increasing its impact when we host some great author events in the next year"

Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme run by the National Union of Students, bringing staff and students together with their wider communities to enable and showcase positive changes in environmental practice.

Find out more and read the latest book reviews on the Library Sustainability webpages.