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26th June 2023 Peter Nitsche-Whitfield (Sustainability Coordinator)

Exeter College achieves Gold in Green Impact Awards

We are delighted to announce that Exeter College’s sustainability initiatives have been recognised with a Gold Award in the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Environmental Sustainability 2023.

The Green Impact Awards celebrate the exceptional contributions of staff and students advancing environmental sustainability and the contributions of the University community towards its strategic environmental goals of net zero carbon and biodiversity net gain by 2035.

Green Impact is a United Nations award-winning programme that provides simple and effective ways for staff and students to improve the sustainable practices of their building, department or college. Exeter is proud to be one of only six colleges to be accredited with a Gold Award in the Green Impact Awards category. Exeter’s application was led by the College’s Green Impact team, made up of students, staff and Fellows. The team met regularly throughout the academic year, including with similar teams at neighbouring colleges, to identify and implement ways of making Exeter more sustainable.

Green Impact encourages people to adapt their behaviour to become more sustainable, as well as recognising the need for improvements to buildings and infrastructure. Exeter received a Gold Award in recognition of the work students, staff and Fellows are doing to reduce use of gas and reduce waste, as well as the College’s Be Energy Friendly campaign and the physical improvements the College has recently made such as new EcoSync radiator valves in staircases 12 to 14.

We are delighted with the Gold accreditation, and are eager to continue hitting key targets in the next academic year.

Learn more about the Green Impact Team here.

Exeter College's Green Impact Gold Award

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