ifs has been recognised for its longstanding commitment to sustainability by the Green Gown Awards, which has named the organisation as one of its 2016 finalists.
Organised each year by the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the awards “recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK”.
Named as a finalist in the “Continuous Improvement” category, ifs submission was entitled “Financial futures” and covers the organisation’s work in embedding sustainability in its programmes, developing resources, holding events and engaging with staff, students and external organisations. ifs was also named as a finalist in 2013 for the Sustainability Champion Award.
ifs faces stiff competition in the finals of the Awards, with other entries in this category being submitted by Durham University, Newcastle University, Sheffield Hallam, The University of Nottingham, The University of Brighton, The University of the West of England and University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Janet Hontoir, Senior Lecturer at ifs, who submitted the entry together with Senior Lecturer Caroline Murray, said:
“As an educational charity, sustainability has always been at the forefront of our thinking and we have made great strides in recent years to embed it into our curriculum and programmes, so that students complete their courses of study with a well-rounded grasp of its importance and the role they can personally play as they progress in their careers. That we have been named as a finalist once again, is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and we are looking forward not only to the event itself, but to continuing our good work for many years to come.”
The Awards Ceremony is scheduled to take place on 10th November at the Athena Hotel in Leicester.