On 12 June 2017 the University of Oxford held the annual NUS Green Impact Awards presentations in the Sheldonian Theatre. The Department of Materials was awarded 'Silver' for general environmental practices, 'Silver' for the labs. Congratulations to the Committee for their tireless work throughout the year raising awareness and implementing new schemes to promote sustainability.
The Green Impact team are intending take a year off to consolidate our existing achievements before returning in 2018-19 with renewed vigour!
On 15 June 2016 The University of Oxford held the annual local Green Impact Awards at the Blavatnik School of Governance. The Department of Materials was awarded 'Gold' for general environmental practices, 'Silver' for the labs and a special 'Innovation' award for Milly, the mascot.
The judges were particularly impressed by Milly's T-shirt which is multi-use; the logo on the front can be changed without requiring a fresh garment, thus lowering her carbon foot- print. This idea can also be scaled up to adult-sized T-shirts. Special thanks go to Jane Foxall for designing and making Milly from recycled/re-used materials, and also to Rebecca Bradford and Debbie Townsend for helping make Milly so innovative.
The department would also like to thank Katarina Martinovic for all her help during this year, and in particular for organising the very first Great Materials Bake-Off.
In 2015 the Department of Materials achieved two awards; Silver for the Department and Gold for the Labs! We were one of two Departments within the entire scheme to be presented with two awards, so this is a huge achievement!
Congratulations, and thanks are due to Mimi Nguyen for all her hard work in transforming the labs into Gold standard working environments, and to the Committee for their tireless work throughout the year raising awareness, implementing new schemes and fundraising; Les Chorley, Alana Davies, Jing Hu, Nina Klein, Lorraine Laird, Euan McTurk, James Marrow and Paul Warren.
Congratulations to everyone and keep up the good work!