Middlesex University has been selected as a finalist for the Green Gown Awards in the category 'Money for good' following the sustainable bids initiative run earlier this year.
Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges. With sustainability moving up the agenda, the Awards have become established as the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the further and higher education sector.
In February, we asked students and staff to pitch their ideas for a project, initiative or activity that would promote an even more sustainable campus and university community. We had £1,000 collected through the new 5p charge on disposable cups on campus to fund the best ideas.
In June, a group of representatives from the Students' Union and relevant University staff came together to select the most impactful and creative of the ideas.
The sustainable bids initiative will run again in the new academic year - watch out for announcements on UniHub to submit your ideas for a more sustainable MDX!
Winners of the awards will be announced in November 2019.