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Congratulations to all those MPLS Departments and individuals who won awards in this year’s Sustainability Awards, announced on Monday 12th June 2017 at the Sheldonian Theatre. The Department of Chemistry did particularly well, winning a total of four awards.

The Mathematical Institute and the Department of Chemistry both won Gold Green Impact awards for actions aimed at cutting the environmental impact of their workplaces. The Department of Chemistry also won a special Excellence Award for its work in this area, Gold for its labs, and Jean-Charles Buffet, SCG Programme Manager at the Chemistry Research Laboratory, won a Green Impact staff award. Chemistry students Siyu Chen and Theresa Scharbert were highly commended in the Green Impact student award category.

The Department of Materials won two Silver Green Impact awards – one for the department and one for the labs. The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) won a Silver Green Impact Award as part of the Old Road Campus Research Building (ORCRB) team (see The Radcliffe Science Library also won a Silver award, and Beth Gibbs won a Green Impact staff award.

Engraved tumblers were given out to the teams behind the four successful projects under the University’s Carbon Innovation Programme. These projects were announced earlier in 2017 and are now being taken forward for possible implementation. In MPLS this includes a project to install biomass power at Tubney House, the headquarters of Zoology’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit.

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