Biology take Gold at Environmental Sustainability Awards
Staff at the Department of Biology have won multiple awards at this year's Vice Chancellor’s Environmental Sustainability Awards 2022. The awards were designed to recognise and celebrate their contributions toward the University’s strategic environmental goals.
Award winners are those who have significantly contributed to the University's aspirations to become more sustainable with the Green Impact scheme, LEAF, Oxford Carbon Challenge and have helped in delivering exceptional environmental sustainability work.
This year the Department was nominated for multiple awards:
- Green Impact Award - Department of Biology - GOLD
- Environmental Sustainability Staff Special Awards - Dawn Burnham - WIN
- Environmental Sustainability Project Awards - Oxford Partnership for Operationalising the Conservation Hierarchy (OxPOCH) - RUNNER UP
- Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) Awards
A laboratory sustainability standard that encourages lab users to implement changes in areas such as water consumption, energy use, and single use plastic .
- Foster Lab - SILVER
- Walsh Lab - SILVER
- Maiden Lab - BRONZE
In addition to the award winners we would like to acknowledge the departmental nominees who have made fantastic sustainable contributions through their work:
- Helen Sanders, Technician - Staff Award Nomination
- Mukhlish Jamal Musa Holle, DPhil student - Student Award Nomination
- Elizabeth Biggs, Masters Student - Student Award Nomination
Congratulations to all winners and nominations. Read the full announcement here.