The labs at the HTI have clinched the 2019-2020 Green Impact Chemistry Bronze Award as part of Green Impact - a United Nations award-winning programme designed to support environmentally and socially sustainable practice within organisations.

The programme includes anything from communicating recycling systems, to supporting team health and well-being campaigns.

The model has been developed over ten years. Based on proven behaviour change models, its flexible approach means it can be tailored to meet each organisation’s unique needs.

The Green Impact scheme is ran by the National Union of Students (NUS) and is a nationally accredited scheme which takes part across Universities, Colleges, Student Unions, NHS trusts and local authorities across the UK. The scheme promotes sustainability and encourages labs to introduce new steps to help to reduce carbon footprints.

The University of Birmingham is committed to creating a greener, more sustainable future.

Emma Lardner, Operations Officer at the Healthcare Technologies Institute, said: “It was great to learn more about sustainability and how we can reduce our lab’s carbon footprint with the Green Impact programme. The online toolkit was extremely helpful as it gave us ways to introduce greener chemistry into the lab. I’m very proud of our team for achieving the Bronze Award. Learn more about the Green Impact Labs scheme at the University of Birmingham.