The Lancashire Green awards are back and there is still time to get in on the action.
Today we are featuring the Green Secondary School and Further Education Award, sponsored by Myerscough College.
This award is open to Secondary Schools and Further Education establishments that are making a contribution to help protect the environment either through specific projects or through the quality of environmental education they provide to students.
Consider what has your school/college/university has been doing to protect the environment, and how your school/college/university has improved awareness of environmental issues. Does the school/college/university run courses or clubs on the environment? Tell us about any environmental policies currently in place and long-term plans to develop these and what practices are currently in force to protect the environment?
Myerscough College is proud to sponsor the Green Secondary School category in the Lancashire Green Awards 2013.
As one of the UK’s largest land-based and sports colleges, Myerscough is at the forefront of ‘green’ initiatives within the county. The College provides a range of education and training courses in Ecology and Conservation, Landscape Management, Woodland Management and Rural Resource Management, with a key focus on environmental awareness and managing scarce resources.
The College has been steadily strengthening its focus on sustainability since 2007, both within the way we operate as an organisation and within the curriculum. The mantra for this initiative is ‘REDUCE-REUSE-RECYCLE’. Students have been involved in a wide range of community projects to support this.
Myerscough’s Carbon Management Plan has been developed in partnership with the Carbon Trust and sets out to reduce CO2 emissions by 35% by 2015.
A range of initiatives have been highlighted, under the guidance of a dedicated Carbon Management Team, to help achieve a reduction in fuel use, electricity and water consumption, fleet transport and waste. A group of staff and student ‘Sustainability Champions’ operate throughout the College, with an emphasis on ‘I Will If You Will’, to ensure constant awareness that reducing CO2 is everyone’s responsibility.
The Lancashire Green Awards are back for a fifth year, and we are pleased to welcome Remsol as principal sponsor of the awards.
The awards recognise and celebrate the environmental achievement of individuals and groups from across the county, however big or small their environmental impact.
We encourage anyone to enter. You could be shortlisted and invited to the glittering awards ceremony and three course dinner at The De Vere Village Hotel, Blackpool, in November.
Full details of the awards and how to enter are at: www.lancashiregreenawards2013.co.uk.
The 10 categories for nominations are:
• The Best Recycling Project Award.
• The Best Kept Allotment
• The Green Community Award
• The Green Tourism Award
• The Green Retailer Award
• The Green Primary School Award
• The Green Secondary School/Further EducationAward
• The Green Family Award
• Green Business Of The Year Award
• Green Ambassador Award, in memory of Mike Atkins