City College Peterborough was delighted to receive the Sustainability Award at the prestigious Peterborough Telegraph’s Annual Business Awards on Friday night. In its 24th year, the Award Ceremony celebrates key achievements across the region’s organisations.
The College has a passionate, committed Green Group working to introduce new campaigns and initiatives to help the College and its customers play an active part in tackling what is now being termed a climate emergency.
This year, a rain-harvesting collection system has been built for washing paint brushes used in art classes and by the facilities team; an improved waste separation process has been introduced and a recycling station established to collect anything from fruit nets for use by art tutors to crisp packets to be returned to Walkers.
Pat Carrington, Executive Principal said, “We are honoured to receive this award and I’d like to thank all involved for their hard work and commitment to constantly improving the environmental credentials of City College Peterborough.”
Adele Fender, Assistant Principal and chair of the Green Group said, “This award reflects the dedication of the Green Team, but also that of the unsung heroes, the Caretakers, whose hard work has enabled many of our sustainability plans to be realised.”
City College Peterborough works with partners to offer a range of environmental courses including “Make Do and Mend Sewing”, furniture recycling and upholstery and “Seed to Plate”. Please call Customer Services on 01733 761361 or visit the College website for more details.