Our Green Impact Awards recognise the achievements of staff who complete sustainable actions throughout the academic year.

All the teams have worked so hard on making a positive contribution by reducing their impact on the environment and lockdown meant teams had to come up with creative ways to complete actions from home. From taking part in Zoom meetings to growing plants at home and talking walks out in nature.

An incredible 37 teams took part. 13 teams reached Gold, 9 reached silver, 8 reached bronze. We awarded 1 Green Contractor award, 3 Little Choices Big Change awards, and 3 Gold Project awards. When we are able to, we will be holding our annual awards ceremony to celebrate everyone’s hard work.

Gold awards

  • Academic Services
  • Albert Sloman Library
  • Faculty of Science and Health
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • School of Law
  • LiFTs
  • Maintenance and Capital Development
  • Student Development
  • Students’ Union
  • Sustainability
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Office
  • Workplace Health and Safety and Wellbeing

Silver awards

  • Accommodation South Courts A3
  • Essex Business School
  • Estates and Campus Services Marketing and Communications
  • Essex Pathways
  • Southend Students’ Union
  • The Gently Green Team
  • UK Data Archive
  • University Square

Bronze awards

  • Accommodation North 2
  • Bertrand Russell Tower
  • Central Stores
  • Essex Abroad
  • Grounds
  • HR Employee Relations and Rewards
  • Accommodation North Area 1
  • Accommodation South Courts A5

Little Choices Big Changes awards

  • Electricians
  • EMS Helpdesk and Mechanical Team
  • Rose Builders achieved the Green Contractor award for the third year running.

Gold Project awards go to teams who undertake work that directly addresses their operations, from design to implementation. This year, awards went to Event Essex Green Team who created a calendar of sustainability events, ISER who completed a Reduce Project and Soft FM Services who completed a Reuse and Recycling Project.

We are looking at running the programme a little bit differently in the new academic year, so if you want to stay up to date and haven’t already, make sure you’re signed up to our email newsletter. Just contact us via sustainability@essex.ac.uk.