Case studies and news
Find out about some of our Sustainability Awards Office participants for some inspiration. See what other members of staff have achieved.
Gold 2018: Eco-friendly cleaning products with Sport & Exercise
For their gold project, the Sport & Exercise Sustainability Awards office team addressed their cleaning products, to reduce plastic waste, release less harmful chemicals and improve staff wellbeing.
Gold 2018: 'Reduce-Reuse-Recycle Packaging Project' with Easter Bush Campus Sustainability
The Easter Bush team chose to explore ways to be more resource efficient in their Sustainability Awards Gold project. This included avoiding the use of 5,224 cardboard boxes.
Gold 2018: Developing and enhancing the open spaces within and around the Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine
Through their Office Sustainability Awards Gold project, the IGMM team brought together staff from different areas, united by their enthusiasm for gardening. Read about their experience.
Silver 2016: Energy saving with Sport & Exercise
The silver Sustainability Awards team (working towards gold) stand out for their work on energy saving. They put in place energy-saving materials, committing to installing LEDs and participating in the Winter Shutdown.
Gold 2016: Sustainable travel at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM)
The gold Sustainability Awards team at Western General Hospital chose to do their Sustainability Awards office project on sustainable travel. They made cycling easier by organising bike clinics and running a cycle to work buddy scheme. That year, 25% of their staff used bicycles to get to work.
Silver 2016: Enhancing health & wellbeing with Edinburgh Global & Student Recruitment and Admissions
The silver Sustainability Awards team, who went on to work towards gold, stood out for addressing health & wellbeing. They organised physical activities including tennis, football and boxing, as well as encouraging active travel, like walking and cycling, and enjoyed Fairtrade and vegan lunches together.
Gold 2016: Using technology to support sustainability with IAD
Institute for Academic Development (IAD) Sustainability Awards team share the successes of their gold project to use technology to support sustainability. Their actions ranged from reducing business travel by encouraging video conferencing, to putting in place paper-saving measures, resulting in a 30% reduction in paper use.
Bronze 2016: Getting motivated with the Centre for Dementia Prevention (CDP)
Read about the experience of a new bronze level Sustainability Awards team. They worked through the criteria to make sure that the sustainability basics were all in place. This included organising a bring-and-share lunch, promoting the Cycle to Work Scheme, arranging a walking group, and starting a stationery amnesty.
Silver 2017: Engagement and communications with Careers Service
Located across the main Library Building and King’s Buildings, the Sustainability Awards team's standout theme was engagement & communications. They chose actions that were popular to help keep everyone engaged and involved.
Silver 2016: Purchasing and reuse with 50 George Square
50 George Square, School of Literature, Languages and Cultures took part at silver level of the Sustainability Awards. Their stand out theme was purchasing and reuse. They streamlined ordering procedures, started a book sharing scheme, and increased the use of Warp It, the University's reuse network.
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