All of a Twist Exhibition will run from 2nd to 11th September in Blakes Lock Museum
The University was winner in the ‘Facilities and Services’ category of this year’s Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) 2016 Green Gown Awards.
This follows hot on the heals of another national award – winning in the ‘Stars of the Future’ category of the Love Energy Savings’ awards.
Reading won both awards for the energy efficiency improvements it has implemented in its science labs.
A £1.025 million estate-wide review and upgrade of science laboratory ventilation, covering 252 fume cupboards is delivering annual savings of 1,037 tCO2 and £315,641.
The Green Gown Award judges saw Reading’s entry as
…an exemplar model of engagement and collaboration with senior academic leaders which has led to a significant impact on energy savings and carbon reduction measures. Strong leadership for this project aligns closely with the theme of ‘Securing and Sustaining Societies’ in the University’s overarching strategy to 2026.
Five leading clothing brands and retailers including Primark and Peak Performance have signed up to WRAPs cooperative European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) initiative, which aims to promote sustainable clothing across the continent.
ECAP is made up of five prominent organisations from the UK, Netherlands and Denmark, including: WRAP-UK, MADE-BY, Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), the Danish Fashion Institute (DAFI), and London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB).
The ECAP initiative, which is supported by EU LIFE funding, aims to divert more than 90,000 tonnes of clothing away from landfill each year in Europe by 2019.
WRAP’s Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), focuses on carbon, water, waste and full life-cycle waste reductions for clothing products. Signatories include Primark, ASOS, Sainsbury’s and Biffa. Since SCAP’s inception in 2013, the scheme has helped more than 50% of the UK retail market reduce supply chain water impacts by 12.5% per tonne of clothing.
Read the full article, ‘Primark signs up to WRAP’s sustainable clothing plan’, on the Edie web site. Find out more about WRAP’s Sustainable Clothing Action Plan on the WRAP web site and the European Clothing Action Plan on the EU web site.
The week focuses on raising public awareness of how to switch energy supplier or tariff to get the best deal and make homes energy efficient. This is the sixth Big Energy Saving Week and is a partnership between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies.