Dundee & Angus College wins national award for green policy programme

Dundee & Angus College has been recognised for its continuing efforts to become a net zero institution with the presentation of a national award.

By
Mark Dowie
Thursday, 30th December 2021, 9:31am
Dundee & Angus College wins national award for green policy programme
Billy Grace, head of estates, and Principal Simon Hewitt at the awards.

The college has introduced a raft of changes across different areas of its operation, from student services to energy use.

A spokesperson said: “We’re proud to announce that the college has scooped another top nationwide award for our sector-leading sustainability programme.

“This time we’ve been rewarded at this year’s Scottish Public Service Awards in recognition of our impressive progress in meeting our climate change targets.

“Over the last eleven years the college has reduced its carbon footprint by 61 per cent by implementing a whole range of green policies. These include installing biomass boilers, air source heat pumps, recycled plastic roads, rainwater harvesting, solar panels, electric cars, waterless urinals and stopping the sale of plastic bottles on campus.

“It has also been raising awareness around students and staff, influencing and encouraging them to adapt their behaviours to having a positive impact on the environment.”

With the recent launch of its Climate Emergency Action Plan, the college is gearing up for even greater challenges.

Billy Grace, head of estates at the college, said: “This award is a great motivation for the next stage of our sustainability journey. We’re delighted to be recognised for the work we’ve done so far, but our success has only made us more determined as we embark on our path to net zero.”

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