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Business School Green Impact team bring home platinum award

Attending the annual Newcastle University Environmental Awards, the Business School's Green Impact team have achieved Platinum status for the second year running. As the only team within the University to retain the Platinum level they went on to further outdo themselves as the team was also awarded 'Special Achievement for Innovation in Engagement'.

The Green Impact team is led by Ellen Arkless, who spoke of how pleased she was with the results:

"I would like to thank the fantastic staff within the Business School and student reps that I worked with on this project; Perry Goh (BA Hons Accounting and Finance) and Beth Garrity (BA Hons Business Management) and Alyssa Maiyor, Aizat Abang-Affendi and Ryan Blakeley (MSc Clean Technology). 

Without their support we wouldn't have been able to able to compete for the top accreditations, and ensure the School is meeting the highest Green Impact requirements"

Ellen also talked about the progress the team have made over the past 12 months:

"The team were tasked with meeting the environmental goals set under the Green Impact accreditation and awards scheme. This allowed us to bring staff and students together with their wider communities and showcase positive changes in their environmental practice.

The scheme encourages work on continual improvement of sustainability, fair-trade, energy usage and waste management within the work place."

Find out more about the University Scheme on the Green Impact page

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published on: 10 June 2016