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3 Green Gown Award finalists

Warwick has made it through to the finals of this year’s Green Gown Awards in the Enterprise, Sustainability Champion, and Community categories.

These Awards exist to recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges in the UK, and our progress to the finals in 3 categories is fantastic recognition of all the hard work that goes into sustainability at Warwick.

The three categories we’ve made it to the finals for are:

Enterprise Award: Project Baala

88% menstruating women in India do not use any sanitary products during their period and use alternatives such as pieces of rag, ash, sand and husk. That’s a situation that Project Baala, which involves our students, aims to bring an end to through a combination of awareness raising and distributing sustainable, re-usable sanitary products in India.

Sustainability Champion Award: Indy Sira

Indy has worked tirelessly and passionately with her team to initiate and deliver various social projects where ‘sustainability’ has been the key focus. From reducing food waste to trying to create more inclusive communities and broader opportunities, Indy and her team deserve recognition for all the hard work they’ve put in. These projects simply wouldn’t have happened had Indy not been the driving force behind them.

Community Award: Go Green Week

This year, our Environmental Sustainability team, Students’ Union, and several student societies worked with Coventry University/Coventry Students’ Union, Coventry CAN (Climate Action Network), and Coventry City Council to run the biggest Go Green Week our region has ever seen. Go Green Week 2017 aimed to make Coventry and the University cleaner, greener and healthier for everyone. It included events on both campuses and in Coventry itself, with everything from a sustainable fashion show and careers fair to academic talks and a pub quiz.

The Finals

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Manchester on Wednesday 15 November. For more information about the Awards, see the Green Gown website.

Photo from Go Green Week 2017

Photo from Go Green Week 2017