Gold award for green Sheffield students

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THE University of Sheffield Students’ Union has won three top national awards for its work in creating a greener community.

The NUS Green Impact Awards recognise students’ union efforts to make their working environment greener and change attitudes.

At an awards evening in Manchester, The University of Sheffield Students’ Union received the Green Innovation Award for its waste food scheme, launched last year after university porter Billy Moynihan pointed out food that had reached its use-by date in the students’ union Western Bank shop could be given to homeless people.

Food collections from the shop are now being made daily and delivered to the Sheffield Jesus Centre in Broomhill on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and St Thomas Church in Crookes – who are taking it to the Eldon Street Soup Run – on Saturdays.

The students’ work in all areas also earned them a Gold Green Impact award.