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Schumacher College Recognised in Prestigious Sustainability Awards

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Tuesday, 3 December, 2019

Schumacher College has been award Highly Commended in the finals of the recent Green Gown Awards in the category of Sustainable Food and Drink.

Each year the national awards ceremony acknowledges a commitment to sustainability in education.

The College was one of nine finalists selected in its category. Dr Mona Nasseri and Dr Pavel Cenkl attended the gala event in Glasgow along with representatives from over 100 universities and colleges from the UK and Ireland.

Head of College Dr Pavel Cenkl said: "We are delighted to be recognised by the Green Gown Awards. This is thanks to the hard work of the whole of our learning community who make our sustainable food and drink approach possible. 

"We all benefit from the commitment of the growers, the kitchen team, the volunteers and all the staff and students who come together make mealtimes such a vital part of College life."

Schumacher College is vegetarian and tries to grow much of the fruit and vegetables that go to the College kitchens on site, or the food is sourced locallly wherever possible.  Any surplus vegetables go to cafes and restaurants on the Dartingon Hall Estate or to Food in the Community, a charity that offers food to people on a very low income.