First prize for Bangor in CIWM Sustainability & Resource Awards
Lizzy Basterfield, Rebecca Colley-Jones, Deirdre McIntyre & Einir Young receive the award
Bangor University is among the stars in the prestigious Sustainability & Resource Awards from the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) for its #LoveHalls campaign, winning first prize in the Best Resources Project by Facilities Management category. Speaking on behalf of the winning team, Bangor’s Residential Life Manager in Student Halls, Deirdre McIntyre said:
I’m thrilled to receive such an accolade from the highly respected CIWM. The award is testament to the vision, energy and hard work of the Residential Life and Sustainability Lab teams. We are also fortunate to have forward thinking and enthusiastic students as partners in this project, through the residential Campus Life Programme. Our collaboration forms the foundation for excellent work in future sustainability ventures.”
Judged by the most respected experts in the sector, these long-standing awards are given for outstanding achievement in the sustainability, resource and waste industries. They showcase projects, innovations and resource management endeavours from the past 12 months and are entered and sponsored by organisations and thought leaders from all over the UK who are passionate about excellence.
Einir Young, Director of Sustainability at Bangor said,
It was an honour to be in London to receive the award and a great pleasure to see the enthusiastic collaboration between students, staff and the wider community and all the hard work behind the scenes by our Halls team being recognised. This is only the start and I am looking forward enormously to seeing similar projects taking root. It was a great opportunity to meet the other competitors over lunch and hear about their great success stories.
This is the first year that Bangor University has entered the awards and is the only university to reach the finals, competing alongside famous national and international companies such as Aldi, Jaguar Landrover and London & Whipsnade Zoo, environmental consultancies such as Ramboll Environ, and large public sector organisations including Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and several county and city councils.
CIWM received a record number of entries this year. Tina Benfield, a fellow of CIWM and its technical manager, said:
Not only the most entries ever but the most impressive too. It’s a fantastic testament to the brilliant work going on right across the industry from which all of us can learn.”