Throughout the academic year 38 teams across the university have been working hard to achieve either Bronze, Silver or Gold in the Sustainable Essex Awards.
The Sustainable Essex Award is an environmental accreditation internal programme run by the Sustainability Team. It brings staff and students in a department together in a team and provides them with a tangible framework to make their department more sustainable whether that is in the office or at home.
This year 14 teams achieved Bronze, 14 teams achieved Silver and 10 teams achieved Gold.
Digital Innovation Technology Services
Customer Services Estates team
Evening team – Cleaning and Portering section
Faculty Office (Arts and Humanities)
Faculty office of Science and Health
Finance, Planning and Data Insight
Grey DS – Cleaning and Portering section
North Area 3 – Cleaning and Portering section
Orange team – Cleaning and Portering section
Pink team – Cleaning and Portering section
People and Culture
School of Life Sciences
Soft FM Operations Assistant
Caretaker team – Cleaning and Portering section
Communications External Relations
Faculty of Social Sciences
Green team – Cleaning and Portering section
North area 1 – Cleaning and Portering section
North area 2 – Cleaning and Portering section
People and Culture
South area 1 – Cleaning and Portering section
South area 4 – Cleaning and Portering section
South courts A5 – Cleaning and Portering section
South courts Area 2 – Cleaning and Portering section
Yellow DS – Cleaning and Portering section
If your department has changed the way they work to reduce their environmental impact please get in touch with us at, as we would love to hear about it.
As part of our Sustainability Sub Strategy we encourage all departments across the university to take part in Sustainable Essex. By the end of 2023 we want 100% achievement of the Sustainable Essex programme by all departments / sections. To get involved please email Sustainability@essex.ac.uk for more information.
We have a dedicated team, in a broad range of roles, contributing to sustainable development across our campuses. We are committed to the promotion of sustainability to a variety of stakeholders, to conserve the local environment for our students, staff, the wider community and our resident wildlife.