009Lancashire Business School (LBS) has scooped an award for its positive changes in the environmental practice as part of the Green Impact initiative 2014 run by the National Union of Students.Judith Jackson, personal assistant to dean of LBS, led the initiative at the School and was presented with a Bronze by vice-chancellor Gerry Kelleher at the awards ceremony at the University of Central Lancashire.

Judith has completed the list of actions in the initiative workbook that helped her to structure the approach to making green changes happen on the ground of the School. All ticked off tasks meant that the School was able to run for the award among other UCLan teams and even scoop it at the ceremony.

Judith said: “This year LBS participated in the ‘Staff Engagement’ challenge which offers a practical way of helping staff to become greener, whilst celebrating the small steps that individuals are taking to reduce our collective environmental impacts.”

Judith, who is environmental friendly and bikes regularly to work, was actively involved in completing the task list which was closely to do with making people aware of the alternative ways how to stay sustainable.

She put the posters around the School encouraging staff to take their own mugs to the meetings and contribute to saving the wood. She also hung informative flyers around Greenbank Building letting the colleagues know where they can find different recycling stations.

After all the work has been submitted in early April, a group of very keen students investigated what has been done at LBS making positive comments about keeping the offices green and full with plants.

Judith added: “Green Impact challenges universities to implement a number of easy practical actions that will help the environment. I’d like to encourage LBS staff enthusiastic about the environment to join the programme next year and work our way towards a Silver award.”

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