Green Gown Awards 2015 Sustainability Staff Champion - Vincent Montag - Finalist

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Design studios manager - Goldsmiths, University of London

Vincent’s roll is to provide tools, solutions and the attitude to make his students and colleagues conscious of how much impact, as individuals and as groups we all create in our environment.

We are responsible for our actions and therefore Goldsmiths started a green revolution in the department and this is unstoppable! Since Vince’s first day at work, and even from being a student, he was already encouraging, what were those days, his tutors (now colleagues) to reuse the materials that were being used for projects.

Now as a staff member in the same department, Vince has established certain green policies that have been implemented and are now in practice. His aim is to develop very efficient tangible green policies that can be transferred to other departments within Goldsmiths. There is only one way to make this world a better place, and this is their example.

Top 3 learnings

1 Do more by consuming less

2 Never be shy to tell someone off (nicely) for doing something against our environment

3. Keep the faith. The next generation deserves a beautiful world.