After the Green Tourism re-assessment was completed in August, we at the Environment Team have been waiting with baited breath to hear the result. And the news is finally in….. GOLD Awards for both New Hall and David Russell Apartments (DRA)!
Both halls of residence have previously been awarded Gold GTBS certificates, but this year they scored 90%, putting both New Hall and DRA in the running for the GTBS annual Best Performer Award.
This is a great achievement that recognizes the exemplary environmental commitment and practice both at a hall and campus-wide scale.
GTBS is a national sustainable tourism certification that is a Visit Scotland venture. It recognizes:
- environmental management
- energy and water consumption
- sustainable purchasing
- waste management
- low impact transport
- attention to natural and cultural heritage
The Environment Team was very excited to receive this news of the Gold GTBS Awards. It is always rewarding to be recognized for your hard work… we hope that this achievement helps to inspire more halls of residences at St Andrews to become certified!