The Environment Forum team at Robinson College is celebrating being awarded Gold in the NUS Green Impact Scheme, a step up from the Silver Award achieved in 2014.
Scoring highly across all key areas of the operation including energy management, water conservation, biodiversity and community, procurement, waste management and recycling, embedding processes and communication, most departments of the College were assessed to ensure a very high level of performance. To reach Gold, the College had to increase its game by over 50% year over year, achieving at least 180 out of 240 points.
The Environment Forum (EF) team is made up of representatives from departments across the College and JCR and MCR Green Officers. Between the team, there is constant striving to achieve stringent goals set in the Environment Strategy and the Gold award is great recognition of what has been achieved. The EF publishes an annual report to record its successes http://www.robinson.cam.ac.uk/assets/about/foi/Environment%20Forum%20Report%202015.pdf.
The target for 2016 will be to maintain Gold by attaining an even higher score. However the real benefits are in the long term environmental successes which are achieved, all of which lead to improved sustainability for the College, Cambridge and the planet!
Pictured below, members of the EF Dave Johnstone IT Manager, Nick Milne College Steward, Gary Dougan Head Chef, Ross Reason Bursar, John Ross MCR Green Officer, Bill McKim Facilities Manager, Ron Electrician, Brian Wang JCR Green Officer.