University celebrates sustainability research win at the Green Gown Awards 2019

The university has won the Green Gown Award for Research with Impact, in recognition of the work of Professor Adam Hart and Professor Anne Goodenough to develop low-cost thermal imaging solutions to reduce rhino poaching.

Adam and Anne’s research drew praise for its conservation outcomes, but also the wider sustainability impacts of supporting ranger safety, financial benefits, stronger governance, partnership working and professional training.

Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges. The 2019 awards saw a record number of finalists, with 101 shortlisted entries in 14 categories across the university and college sector.

The university was shortlisted in all three categories we entered, with our finalist entries for the Sustainability Institution of the Year and Total Report awards highlighting our pioneering achievements in all areas of university life and the balanced approach of our 2017-18 Annual Sustainability Report respectively.

In 2018, the university was Highly Commended (runner up) in the Outstanding Leadership Team of the Year category, and was also shortlisted for the Annual Sustainability Report award.

‘Being recognised for high impact research is a brilliant achievement for our university against tough competition. This project is an excellent example of how powerful research can be in supporting a range of positive benefits. We are very proud of Professor Adam Hart and Professor Anne Goodenough for this richly deserved recognition from expert peers in the sector.’
Dr Alex Ryan, Director of Sustainability

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