Teams and individuals from across the University have been rewarded for promoting social responsibility and sustainability.
Gold, silver, bronze and special awards were presented at the Edinburgh Sustainability Awards ceremony hosted by the Students’ Association at the Teviot Debating Hall on 26th May 2011.
The special award winners for innovative ideas and outstanding personal contributions included Heidi Docherty and Janet Philp. Heidi, a Nursery Practitioner at Uni-Tots, was rewarded for her work with the next generation promoting biodiversity and achieving Green Flag status as an Eco-School.
Janet was recognised for the outstanding contribution she makes in the School of Biomedical Sciences and the wider College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, as a School Administrator who takes a holistic view of her role - promoting staff and student wellbeing and excellent environmental practices.
The overall Gold Award was won by University Printing Services.
"We were surprised and delighted to win the Gold Award. Everyone in the department really appreciates it and weâ€™re so pleased to be recognised within the University. I really hope that next year other departments will follow our example and take part in the awards. Itâ€™s been a really positive experience."
This is the first year that the Edinburgh Sustainability Awards have run. The awards are a three year partnership between EUSA, the Sustainability Office and NUS. Everyone is encouraged to join the scheme next year.
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