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Two NTU nominations for prestigious Green Gown Award

Nottingham Trent University’s Sustainability in Enterprise initiative has been highlighted as sector leading for benefitting society and colleague Sheri Scott has been recognised as a sustainable staff champion.

SiE and Sheri

Members of the Sustainability in Enterprise Team and Sheri Scott are both finalists for Green Gown Awards

In November, colleagues from NTU’s Sustainability in Enterprise project along with senior lecturer Sheri Scott will represent NTU at the Finals of the prestigious Green Gown Awards. The awards showcase exceptional sustainability initiatives undertaken in universities across the UK & Ireland.

Recognised in the Benefitting Society category, the Sustainability in Enterprise project supported over 200 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Greater Nottingham between 2021-2023, helping them on their journey to Net Zero and reducing annual carbon emissions by almost 1,000 tonnes.

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), SiE allowed NTU consultants and over 200 NTU students to help businesses fully understand their current carbon emissions, create life cycle analysis of products, identify effective carbon reduction measures, and provide sustainable retrofit and design guidance. The project further supported 31 carbon grants for businesses and the salary of sustainability-based roles for graduates via the SiE Talent Grant.

They will be joined by colleague Sheri Scott, Senior Lecturer from the School of Science and Technology, who is a finalist in the category of “Staff Champion”. Sheri is recognised for a myriad of ways she has incorporated sustainability into her work, from leading the development of a clinical laboratory sustainable network with Centres for Sustainable Healthcare to joining the European Federation of Laboratory Medicine as a core member of their 'Green Lab' Taskforce.

Sheri has delivered bespoke learning package to dozens of NHS trusts, professional events and conferences and facilitated national Clinical LEAF Pilots. Sheri is an advocate for both continual professional development and sustainability and it is within this capacity that she leads Education for Sustainable Development for Biosciences and has helped secure CSH Beacon Site status for Nottingham Trent University.

The nominations build upon the global recognition of Nottingham Trent University’s sustainability credentials. The University was ranked 2nd in the world in the UI Green metrics (2022) and has previously won the Outstanding Leadership Team of the Year (2019) and Sustainable Campus Health, Food and Drink (2021) at the Green Gown Awards.

The awards will take place in November. Follow along with #GGAs2023.

Published on 3 November 2022
  • Category: Environment and sustainability