National Star awarded Gold Green Impact Award
Being responsible, sustainable and ethical to leave a better environment for future generations is something we are incredibly passionate about at National Star. That’s why we are thrilled to have achieved the Gold level Green Impact Award.
Green Impact is a United Nations award-winning programme designed to support environmental and sustainable practice with organisations of all kinds. Last year, thanks to the passion, energy and enthusiasm of staff, students and residents across the organisation, National Star achieved the Silver level award.
National Star’s Go Green Group has supported the organisation to work on over 30 separate sustainability targets, covering energy and water saving, waste and recycling, travel, procurement, health and wellbeing, biodiversity and community. Working towards the award has been all about communicating sustainability and giving everyone the opportunity to make a difference.
Hugh Piggott, who chairs the Go Green Group, said: ‘I am delighted that we have been successful in achieving the Green Impact Gold Award. This is very much a team effort and I would like to thank the members of the Go Green Group who have worked with students, residents and staff to promote sustainability across the organisation.’
National Star volunteer Ade McKie was awarded the SOS-UK Sustainability Hero Award in recognition of all he has done with the sensory and student gardens, his support for learning programmes and his continual promotion of sustainable practice.