The Nido Collection takes the environment very seriously and has set up a Green Agenda. This is both for students and staff members can work to monitor and reduce Nido’s environmental impact. The aims of our program are:
Reduce – minimise waste and energy use
Reuse – as many items as possible within the building
Recycle – as much waste as possible
We have recycling provisions which include textile and battery recycling, general waste as well as paper, glass, plastics etc. We have flow restricted shower-heads to conserve water and all of our service providers are ISO accredited.
We have received an ISO 14001:2004 accreditation. Nido won the Green Apple Environment Award in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities. Read more about the award here.
Our commitment to being environmentally responsible goes beyond just recycling. We attempt to make our residents more aware of their impact on the environment, and aim to consequently influence the decisions they make as consumers. To that end, we encourage the notion of “Precycling” – which simply is having consumers consider the necessity and impact of what they are buying before buying it, and over time, turning individuals into more conscientious consumers.
We also encourage the donation of used or unwanted clothing, shoes, household goods and bedding; extending the lives of these items. There is a collection rack within our residence and every few weeks our Housekeeping team collect, launder (if necessary) and donate those items to charitable organisations.
Green Apple Environment Award
The Nido Collection has won a Green Apple Environment Award in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities.
They competed against more than 500 other nominations and will be presented with their Green Apple Award at a glittering presentation ceremony in the House of Commons on November 14.
As a result of this success they have been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their experience.
They will also be considered to represent their country in the European Business Awards for the Environment.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
The awards 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 other independent bodies.