College wins Sustainable Travel Award

Somerset College scoops another award for its commitment to a sustainable future.

Moving Forward, an initiative run by Somerset County Council to reduce congestion and pollution in Somerset by helping people explore sustainable transport options, chose Somerset College as one of the winners of the Smarter Travel Management Awards.

The award, which was presented to Tim Yeandle - Director of Student Services and Marketing, recognised the college’s determination to encourage all staff, students and corporate clients to consider sustainable transport solutions.

Examples of good practice at Somerset College highlighted by Moving Forward are the College website which gives people suggestions for many different ways to travel to the college.  Recently college staff engaged in the Cycle Challenge, which encouraged people in Somerset to get back on their bikes.

 Laura Bridger on behalf of Moving Forward said ‘We are rewarding the college for the efforts that they have put into managing the impacts of their business on travel-related problems.’

Somerset College is also home to the Genesis Centre, a sustainable construction resource and learning centre for the South West. Showcasing different sustainable techniques and materials, the Genesis Centre demonstrates how these can be blended to make a building that looks like a mainstream construction project.

 

The photograph shows: Tim Yeandle (Director of Student Services and Marketing) collecting the glass award from Reggie Tricker (Workplace Travel Co-ordinator) of Moving Forward.