At Nido Student, we’re always working to do our bit for the environment. In our efforts to go green, we’ve created an agenda for both our students and staff to work towards so we can cut down on the harmful impact on our environment. Right now, the aims of our programme are as follows:
During term time, you can recycle any old clothes or batteries you have. Additionally, each of our showers has a flow-restricted head that conserves water throughout the year.
We’ve got the credentials to match, too. With ISO 14001:2004 accreditation to our name, we also won the Green Apple Environment Award as part of a national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities. For more on the Green Apple Environment Award, see below.
Our commitment to the environment goes beyond just recycling. We love to see our students being more conscious of the environment, encouraging them to ‘precycle’ where they can. Unfamiliar with precycling? It’s where you weigh up the necessity and impact of actually buying an item rather than going straight for the purchase; over time we hope it’ll turn them into more conscientious consumers.
As well as working with all these fantastic companies, our effort to become more environmentally conscious has seen us reduce our plastic usage too! That means we no longer use plastic straws at any of our events, and we encourage all students to bring along their reusable Nido Bottle to cut down on waste.
All students will also receive a free canvas tote bag as part of their Welcome Pack. These chic, environmentally-friendly bits of storage provide a top alternative to plastic bags, plus they look really good on your arm when you’re going to and from class.
Lastly, we’re planning on installing solar panels on our upcoming residences, so we can help save a bit more on our energy use as Nido Green moves forward.
Competing against more than 500 other nominees, we’re delighted to have won the Green Apple Environment Award. Beginning in 1994, the Green Apple Awards are established as the country’s main recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
The awards themselves are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group, dedicated to recognising and promoting environmental best practice.
Judges for the Green Apple Awards are drawn from the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and many other independent bodies.