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Green Impact awards 2016

Green Impact awards 2016

On 15 June 2016 The University of Oxford held the annual local Green Impact Awards at the Blavatnik School of Governance.  The Department of Materials was awarded 'Gold' for general environmental practices, 'Silver' for the labs and a special 'Innovation' award for Milly, the mascot.  

The judges were particularly impressed by Milly's T-shirt which is multi-use; the logo on the front can be changed without requiring a fresh garment, thus lowering her carbon foot- print.  This idea can also be scaled up to adult-sized T-shirts.  Special thanks go to Jane Foxall for designing and making Milly from recycled/re-used materials, and also to Rebecca Bradford and Debbie Townsend for helping make Milly so innovative.  The department would also like to thank Katarina Martinovic for all her help during this year, and in particular for organising the very first Great Materials Bake-Off.