Find out more about the University’s Sustainability Team
Green Tourism Business Scheme
The Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) is a national sustainable tourism certification scheme, validated by the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, for the hospitality industry. Businesses are assessed by a qualified grading advisor against a rigorous set of criteria, covering a range of aspects, like energy and water efficiency, waste management, and biodiversity. Businesses can be graded Bronze, Silver or Gold, and the University of Leeds has committed to further audits to demonstrate commitment and continuous improvement.
The following venues have won Green Tourism awards:
Goldstar Award Finalists
Devonshire Hall received a Highly Commended for the Green Tourism Goldstar Awards 2013.
Devonshire was selected from the 350 Green Tourism businesses who achieved Gold in 2012 and represent the top 3% of Green Tourism businesses in the UK and Ireland.
Goldstar Award Winners
Storm Jameson Court won the award for Best Campus Accommodation at the Green Tourism Goldstar Awards 2014. 60 UK finalists were drawn from a total of more than 2,400 contenders to make the list of nominations for 13 award categories, the winners of which were drawn on 10th November 2014. You can find out more about the awards here.
Green Impact Awards
Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme run by the National Union of Students bringing staff and students together with their wider communities to enable and showcase positive changes in environmental practice. Institutions, or their Students Unions, are assessed by trained student auditors against workbooks containing an appropriate set of criteria, that encourages simple actions initiated by staff and/or students within their workplace. Institutions can be graded Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum, to recognise the level of actions implemented over the previous year.
The following venues have won Green Impact awards:
- Residential Services (Devonshire Hall, Ellerslie Hall, Lyddon Hall, Oxley Residences, and Storm Jameson Court) – Platinum
- Catering Services (Refectory and University House) – Platinum
- Sport & Physical Activity (The Edge) – Gold
Read more about the University’s Green Impact awards on the Green Impact blog.