Keele Students' Union wins silver award at Sound Environmental Impact awards


Students walking on Campus

Posted on 07 April 2010

Keele University Students’ Union has picked up a silver award in a national scheme recognising environmental action among students.

The Sound Environmental Impact Awards seek to capture the positive green innovations in Students’ Unions and promote them to the general public.

This year 83 Unions across the country took part in the scheme and the average score obtained was 433.  Keele scored 585 points, an increase of 40 points on last year.

Joan Hope, KUSU’s premises manager, put the success down to the hard work put in by staff and students taking action to combat climate change.  

She said: “The scheme gets more challenging each year, with increasing criteria and more stringent standards to meet, so it’s no mean achievement to be accredited silver status.”

Susan Nash, of the National Union of Students, said: “With 55 unions reaching our silver standard, we have demonstrated that we have collectively made a really positive impact on the environment’.

Sound Impact is run by NUS, sponsored by The Co-operative and in partnership with www.theecologist.org.