University of Cumbria Students’ Union Wins National Environmental Award

University of Cumbria Students’ Union was named at the National Union of Students (NUS) Green Impact Awards in Manchester in April 2012.

The awards recognise the environmental work of students’ unions around the country and this year had a record 105 unions competing for the 9 awards. The awards are part of the NUS Green Impact initiative which provides environmental accreditation for students’ unions, helping unions to showcase great environmental practice.

Matt Tennant, Volunteer Environmental & Ethical Officer was the driving force behind this award for UCSU. In addition to directing his final year drama production at the Dukes’ Theatre in Lancaster, Matt also found the time to meet with University of Cumbria staff to to discuss environmental responsibilty & initiatives and to embed environmental policy and responsibility within the Students’ Union.

University of Cumbria Students’ Union won their award for Green Impact Bronze

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.

“Students unions have often long been at the forefront of environmental campaigning and since 2005 NUS Green Impact has been helping students’ unions to green themselves, their universities and their communities.”