Published: 4 December 2015

Liverpool Guild scoops top green accolade

Green Gown Awards

Liverpool Guild of Students has been ‘highly commended’ in the Student Engagement category at the Green Gown Awards.

The commendation has been awarded following their work in creating the Green Guild project, which more than 5,000 students have engaged with since 2013.

The award was presented at a glitzy ceremony held by The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC). The awards, held in Bristol, recognise best practice in sustainability across further and higher education.

The judges said that the Guild’s project was “an innovative, student-led social enterprise engaging many parts of the community” and added that it was “very encouraging to see the University’s commitment to continuation.”

The Student Engagement category was won by Edinburgh College who have created two thriving community gardens. The Guild and the University of St Andrews were both highly commended by the judges.

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation was also recognised at the awards, winning the ‘Research and Development’ category.

The Centre is a partnership between the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University and Inventya Ltd, working with businesses to develop new environmental products, processes and services through a range of collaborative R&D projects

This is the second prestigious accolade the Centre has won within months after winning the ‘Outstanding Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation Initiative’ category in The Impact Awards 2015.

University of Liverpool Centre Manager, Dr Matt Fulton, said: “This award demonstrates the Centre’s success at engaging SMEs with university expertise through undergraduate and postgraduate projects to deliver new environmental, products, services and technologies which benefits both the economy and the environment.”

The event was the eleventh Green Gown Awards with over 300 sustainability leaders in attendance and 85 finalists battling it out for the honours.

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