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The Kennedy Institute has won not one but two Green Impact scheme awards in the University’s fifth Sustainability Showcase – a Silver Award for the building and a Gold Award in the Labs category.

Green impact

The Green Impact scheme aims to empower people to make their workplaces more sustainable through a number of small changes which lead to big environmental benefits.

The Kennedy’s team is led by Tiph Bouriez-Jones, the Institute’s Laboratories Manager and Safety Officer, and Adrian Brown, the Technical Services Manager.

They ran successful awareness campaigns at the Kennedy and introduced initiatives to reduce waste and encourage recycling. The Institute embraced their approach and the culture change that followed has now been recognised in these awards.

“It has been empowering to take part in the Green Impact project, understanding what our impact on the environment effectively is and communicating how we can influence this, sometimes by simple changes! Everyone in the Kennedy has been keen to take part, suggesting new ideas and being supportive of new incentives. We’re looking forward to carrying on this year and to achieve further reduction of our impact”, said Tiph.

Green Impact group photo

Held at Oxford University’s Museum of Natural History, the Showcase attracted around 200 people from across the University, with just under 60 awards presented. Dr David Prout, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Planning and Resources, hosted the evening after a welcome from Paul Goffin, Director of Estates.

All these programmes are run by the Environmental Sustainability team within Estates Services, who thanked the many staff and students whose support is vital to their efforts to drive sustainability at the University.

TIPHAINE BOURIEZ-JONES TALKS ABOUT THE GREEN IMPACT PROJECT