College wins sustainability awards

Dundee and Angus College is celebrating after winning THREE prestigious sustainability awards in as many weeks.

The accolades include the Climate Neutral category at the inaugural Herald Pioneer Awards in Glasgow, the Sustainability Award from the College Development Network and last, but not least, the College got a first in the highly prestigious UK-wide Universities and Colleges’ Green Gown Awards in the Campus Health, Food and Drink category.

These latest awards come after 10 years of innovative and sector leading initiatives which have reduced the College’s carbon output by well over 50 per cent.

“We’re incredibly proud of our sustainable projects which have ranged from laying roads made from recycled plastic promoting the circular economy, to banning all single use cups from our campuses. All of this has only been possible because of the commitment of our staff, students and senior executive,” says Head of Estates, Billy Grace.

Principal, Grant Ritchie agrees, “This is not the first time that our efforts to save the planet have been recognised, but we’re not stopping here. In line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals our staff are leading the way in terms of embedding sustainable practices into the curriculum. We realise we’re only a small part of the overall picture, but every sustainable step counts.”

Picture shows Jackie Beresford (Environmental Officer) and Billy Grace (far right) receiving the Sustainability Award from the College Development Network.