On 19th May the RAU Library’s ‘Greenlib’ team received a Silver award, plus a special award for ‘Environmental Improvement’, as part of this University’s involvement in the ‘Green Impact’ initiative. Theano Manoli and Ka-Yin Williams joined representatives of other successful teams in the Corinium Room to receive the awards and to celebrate everyone’s success with a glass of ‘fizzy’ and cake.
These awards are strong evidence of the library’s commitment to “green” and sustainable practices, from recycling to reuse and more.
Theano commented, “Taking part was challenge, but it gave the Library team an opportunity to showcase our green initiatives such as the BetterWorld Books recycling scheme”.
Ka-Yin added, “We had always been aware of keeping our environment green and recycling a lot in the library before this project. By participating in the Green Impact, we just documented what we had been doing and the awards reflect how much we have achieved”.
Peter Brooks, Head of Library Services, commented “Congratulations and thanks to all who have contributed to this success by being ‘seen to be green’! It reflects well on us as a department that we are one of only two teams out of nine to have achieved silver.”
It is really good to get feedback that the Greenlib team has done an amazing job, and has had a positive impact on the University’s sustainability ambitions.
Greenlib also would like to thank everybody involved in the process, including Pearl Costello, and wish for even better results in the future.