Green Impact: SSL wins Gold and Staff Award

SSL Green Team with Green Impact awards

L-R: Sarah Rhodes, David Shackleton, Jo Gardner, Joanna Soedring, Craig Finlay

The SSL’s Green Team was very proud to receive a Green Impact Gold Award at Oxford University’s Sustainability Showcase 2016 held at the Blavatnik School of Government on 15 June, and attended by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson.

Part of the Live illustration at the Sustainability Showcase 2016

Part of the Live illustration at the Sustainability Showcase 2016

SSL staff have been working hard throughout the year identifying and implementing ways to save energy and reduce waste by switching off equipment and lights when not in use, carrying out The Great Bin Survey, reducing handouts for training sessions by posting presentations online, and being instrumental in the introduction of KeepCups to the Bodleian Libraries.  We’ve also had some fun baking cakes for charity, counting bees and sporting Christmas jumpers.

Joanna Soedring won the Green Impact Staff Award for her motivation and dedication, enabling the team to go from Bronze to Gold in one year.

Gold and Staff GI awards 2016 smallWe are also really pleased that our colleagues in the Manor Road Building team achieved the Bronze award, and five other teams from the Bodleian Libraries picked up awards, including Silver for staff based at the Osney One Building and Bronze for the Radcliffe Science Library.

See our Greening the SSL web page to find out more about what we have been doing and how you can help.  Do tell us if you have any more ideas for how we can cut carbon emissions and reduce waste.

Green Impact is a national environmental accreditation scheme run by the NUS and managed at Oxford University by the Estates Services’ Environmental Sustainability team.

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