Undeb Bangor (Bangor University Students’ Union) has picked up a Green Impact Excellence Award in the NUS SU18 Awards ceremony on July 4th.
The Students’ Union was awarded a highly coveted Excellence Award in the NUS Green Impact Awards, having achieved the Gold Award twice in 2011 and 2013 and the Excellence Award twice in 2012-13 for their 'Bangor Bikes' scheme pilot and 2014-15 for Love Bangor Community Partnership.
Green Impact is an environmental accreditation scheme run by NUS, offering an independent benchmarking of a union's environmental performance. The award challenges Students’ Unions to follow environmental best practice and keep sustainability in mind whilst achieving results for students. The Green Impact Award also seeks to capture the positive sustainability innovations in students’ unions and promote them to the public.
Mair Rowlands, Undeb Bangor Director who attended the award ceremony said “This is yet another wonderful achievement for Undeb Bangor; we’ve proved to be championing sustainability showing the way to Unions’ across the UK. Sustainability is one of our core values, it is entirely embedded within the culture of the Union staff, officers and students. It’s a great feeling to be recognised for our Sustainability work at the NUS Awards”.
Gaz Williams, Student Opportunities Co-ordinator who has been working close with NUS as the driving focre behind the sustainability work said “It is fantastic for Undeb Bangor to achieve Excellent in the GISU award for 2018 as this once again shows our commitment to making a “Greener Bangor” for our student community alongside our local community. Achieving Excellence in this criteria is testament to the hard work our student body puts into environmental work throughout the year and influences our motivation to facilitate your ideas”.