Climate change warrior: Distinguished Professor Lesley Hughes recognised with two prestigious nominations

7 October 2016

The continued hard work and dedication of Distinguished Professor Lesley Hughes, Macquarie University’s Pro Vice Chancellor (Research Integrity and Development), has been recognised with two prestigious award nominations.

Professor Hughes has been nominated in the leadership category for a Green Gown Award – the only awards scheme dedicated to recognising excellence in sustainability within the tertiary education sector in Australasia – and the Climate Council, for which she is a counselor, has been nominated for a Green Globe award.

Every year these awards bring together some of the most inspirational sustainability projects from across the sector demonstrating the continued traction this important issue is receiving.

“Professor Hughes has been an incredible influencer, policy maker, and change agent, particularly in relation to climate change communication,” said Macquarie’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Sakkie Pretorius.

“Not only does she work tirelessly here at Macquarie University to influence the conversation around sustainability, she is also heavily involved in numerous activities of high importance and output.

“Thanks to people like Lesley Macquarie University is showing leadership as a sustainable organisation that contributes significant time and research into creating a more secure planet.”

Leanne Denby, President of Australasian Campuses towards Sustainability (ACTS) and Macquarie’s Director of Sustainability said “I’m continually inspired by the work of the sector and in particular by those who have been recognised through the Green Gown awards. Every year, the quality of the initiatives is outstanding, and indicative of the many ways in which the sector is contributing to a more sustainable society.”

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