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.
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.
We 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.