Leeds University Library

Silver award for Green Impact

Published Monday 13 June 2016

Green impact award 2016

Library achieves silver award for sustainability work

Leeds University Library was proud to receive a silver standard award at the University Sustainability Awards ceremony on Thursday 9 June.

Ian Young, the Library's Sustainability Co-ordinator, received the award on behalf of the Library. He said "As Louise Ellis, Head of Sustainability said at the awards ceremony, the silver level award is all about firmly embedding sustainability into an organisation. The Library Green Impact team have worked hard this year to meet the challenging criteria set at this level.

"For the first time we have written an action plan for the next two years to plan and monitor our further progress. We have also done some one off activities this year including a free shop after Xmas and a stationery amnesty. We value these issues in the library, and feel proud to have had this recognised."

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.

Pictured above are Paul Owiredu and Ian Young from the Library's Green Impact team with the award.