Press Releases 2014-2015

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David celebrates its Green Impact achievements

18.08.2014

At the Green Impact Awards Ceremony earlier this Summer, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) was delighted to have six teams awarded with the Bronze Award for a variety of sustainable initiatives being run across the University.

Green impact

Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme run by the National Union of Students, bringing staff and students together within their wider communities to enable and showcase positive changes in environmental practice, reducing the negative environmental impacts of their workspace.

Since becoming a part of the scheme in November 2013, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David has seen twenty-seven departmental representatives from across the Swansea, Carmarthen and Lampeter UWTSD campuses rewarded for their commitment and hard work to Green Impact projects.

 A further seven teams are now working towards their Bronze Awards and are currently looking at practical solutions for improving their departments’ environmental performance.

Across the UK, sixty-two institutions have signed-up to the Green Impact scheme achieving an estimated reach of close to 80,000 members of staff all eager to create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly workplace.

“The University places sustainability at the centre of our delivery so we are obviously delighted to be involved with the Green Impact scheme,” says Fiona Wheatley, Sustainability Development Officer at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

“As well as our Green Impact Achievements, UWTSD is also immensely proud to be the first University in the UK to have  been awarded a Gold Soil Association Food for Life Catering Mark for our University Events activities across all our campuses, meaning that we provide fresh trustworthy food, that we source environmentally sustainable and ethical food, that we champion local food producers and that we make choosing healthy options as easy as possible,” continues Ms Wheatley. 

 All UWTSD campus restaurants and cafes have also won Silver Catering Marks, further highlighting the fact that sustainable development is a core planning principle within the University.

Note to Editor

1. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University.

3. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University.

4. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014.

5. The University has placed sustainability as a core planning principle which is developed through its Institute of Sustainable Practice and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE) under the directorship of former Welsh Government Environment minister Jane Davidson.

 

Further Information

For more information please contact Sian-Elin Davies, Senior PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676908 / sian-elin.davies@tsd.uwtsd.ac.uk