Green Gown Awards 2016 Facilities and Services Bangor University Highly Commended

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#Loveyourhalls

Bangor University Halls, Properties and Campus offices lead by example to maximise resource efficiency and reduce waste from the running, maintenance and re-fitting of halls by working in partnership with The Sustainability Lab and student residents.

Reuse, donation and recycling initiatives aimed at maximising resource use of materials plus retrofitting of more energy and water efficient devices throughout halls ensure effective waste prevention and substantial reductions in energy and water use as well as raising over £26,000 for charity.

Initiatives include a partnership with British Heart Foundation to reuse students’ furniture that is no longer needed, working with students to solve their end-of-term packing and transport issues as well as maximise the re-use of their unwanted possessions through Pack for Good, helping students save money and eat well through #lovefoodhatewaste activities, and numerous food donations banks located at key spots throughout the halls sites and University campuses.

Top 3 learnings

1 A partnership approach between students and university plus active engagement of experts, be they internal or external, are key to success

2 Student engagement has to be fun and rewarding

3 The University has to lead by example and demonstrate its actions.

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