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University and EUSA win green accolades

The University and Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) have been awarded Responsible Futures accreditation by the National Union of Students (NUS).

University staff and students also won two NUS Green Impact awards at a ceremony in Manchester celebrating the first 13 accreditations for student unions and their institutions.

The Responsible Futures accreditation recognises a commitment to creating an educational environment where sustainability and social responsibility can thrive.

It’s incredible to see so many people making a positive impact on their workplace through Green Impact and the Sustainability Awards at the University of Edinburgh.

Piers TelemacqueNUS Vice-President (Society and Citizenship)

Green Impact awards

David Somervell, Sustainability Adviser in the Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability, won the NUS Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr Somervell has helped develop sustainability policies and practices at the University for more than 25 years.

The University of Edinburgh’s chapter of Net Impact, a sustainability-focused non-profit organisation, won the NUS Innovation for Engagement Award for the student-organised Edinburgh Sustainability Jam.

The 48-hour event in November 2014 brought together 35 students and around 20 sustainability professionals to develop solutions to sustainability challenges.