University wins prestigious international award for sustainability

I’m absolutely delighted to announce that we have become the first University in Europe to receive a prestigious international award for sustainability. We’ve won the 2010 International Sustainable Campus Award in the Impact category.

The Impact Award recognises ongoing or completed initiatives at the University that demonstrate how its campus development and management have impacted on its research, teaching and the wider campus community.

It is fantastic that our continued efforts to embed sustainable development across the whole institution have been recognised internationally. Your efforts have lead to real changes in terms of improvements to buildings and the physical look and feel of the campus. We have also strengthened links with the local community and continue to incorporate sustainable development across the curriculum.

It’s five years since Ecoversity was launched at the House of Lords and the initiative is really gaining momentum.  It’s because of the continued efforts and the dedication of all staff, students and visitors that the judges honoured Bradford with this award.

The ISCN is a movement established by the world’s leading research Universities (Yale, Harvard, and Cambridge) to promote sustainable campus strategies and action worldwide. ISCN was formed five years ago and have been working recently with the Global Universities Leaders Forum (GULF) to promote leadership on Sustainable Higher Education. This is now the second year of the ISCN award.

The award Builds on our other recent sustainability success, including awards from Business in the Community, from the Green Gown Awards and a seventh position in the Green League Table, making us the most sustainable university in Yorkshire.