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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

PDN receives Green Impact Excellence Award

The Vice Chancellor has awarded our Department with the Green Impact Excellence Award for its commitment to waste reduction

The Green Impact Excellence Award ceremony recognised the efforts of staff and students who had worked to improve the environmental performance of their places of work and study throughout the 2017-18 academic year. Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Stephen Toope presented the awards to the winners in each category.

PDN focused on a project to decrease the amount of plastics coming into the department, and increase the amount that is reused or recycled. This is a challenging problem which has received significant attention in the media this year, and PDN have been successful in finding a number of ways to improve their resource efficiency and promote internal reuse.

Photos of the event can be found on the Environment & Energy Facebook page, and there's also a slide show, presented at the ceremony, which shows all the statistics, league tables and quotes about teams taking part this year.