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Staff and students recognised for green achievements

City has held its fifth annual Environmental Champions and Green Impact Awards ceremony
by Sophie

Staff and students involved in City University London's Environmental Champions Network have been recognised for their efforts. The network is made up of volunteers located who are committed to making City a greener place to work and study. More than 300 staff and students are involved across the University.

nullRobert Lastman, Short Courses & CPD Administrator in the Enterprise Office, was presented with the Environmental Champion of the Year award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to City's sustainability initiatives. He is pictured with Professor Sir Paul Curran, Vice-Chancellor of City University London and Professor Richard Verrall, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Strategy & Planning), who were on hand to help distribute the awards.

Environmental Champions aim to reduce the University's carbon footprint by adopting green practices within their department and schools and encouraging colleagues and students to follow suit. They promote energy efficiency, recycling, good waste management, sustainable travel and purchasing.

The ceremony was also an opportunity to reward departments taking part in the Green Impact initiative. Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme run by the National Union of Students, which brings together staff and students to enable and showcase positive changes in environmental practice. This year saw 26 teams from across the University take part in Green Impact

Nine special awards were also given out. These included the Environmental Hero award which went to Daisie Yorke and the Student Leadership award which went to Ted Okoroji.

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