Sheffield College’s green trail wins national acclaim

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A project that encourages Sheffield College students to learn about the power of environmental technology has been highly commended in a national awards scheme.

The Green Trail has been introduced at Sheffield City College on Granville Road to raise awareness of the importance of sustainability.

More than 1,500 full time students aged 16 to 18 have completed the trail since it was launched a year ago as a trial scheme.

From this academic year the tour has been introduced for all new full time students.

Principal Julie Byrne said: “We are delighted that our Green Trail received national recognition as a runner up and was highly commended by the judges. The college is one of the few in the country to receive recognition for their work in sustainability as the awards are dominated by the university sector.”

The college trail features include its food waste composter, wildlife pond and meadow, rainwater tanks, solar panels and wind turbines.