Wolverhampton Students’ Union wins National Environmental Award

The University of Wolverhampton Students’ Union is celebrating after being named Most Improved Union at the National Union of Students (NUS) Green Impact Awards.

The Students’ Union was also awarded the Silver Green Impact Standard at a ceremony in Manchester.

The award recognises the environmental work of students’ unions and is part of the NUS Green Impact initiative which provides environmental accreditation for students’ unions, helping them to showcase good environmental practice.

Ken Harris, Wolverhampton Students’ Union President said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Most Improved Union and our Silver standard as this recognises the enthusiastic efforts from both students and staff. We have had a real focus on environmental issues this year and it is great to be acknowledged.”

Measures put in place by the Students Union at Wolverhampton include using energy saving light bulbs, lighting sensors, water saving devices in toilets and recycling points across campus where mobile phones, stamps, batteries and other items can be recycled. The efforts of the Students Union will continue as they strive for their Gold Green Impact Standard.

Dannie Grufferty, NUS Vice-President (Society and Citizenship), said: “The quality of the entrants into this year’s awards was exceptional and all the winners should be very proud of themselves. They’ve set a great example for those around them and have made a real progress for environmental sustainability.”

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For more information please contact Dawn Beddard, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Students' Union on 01902 322119 or Vickie Warren in the University's Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.

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