Now in their 8th year, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by tertiary education across the UK. The Green Gown Awards are firmly established as the most prestigious recognition of sustainability excellence in the tertiary education sector.
In these changing and challenging times, it is now more important than ever to ensure that sustainability remains on the sector’s agenda and becomes recognised as the key element that can transform our institutions and our future students. This year’s applicants show that through sustainability initiatives, significant efficiencies and savings can be achieved, and the value we bring to society, the economy and the planet can be maximised and recognised.
Winners and Highly Commended Awards were bestowed across 13 categories and included the inaugural launch of the Green Gown “International Awards” with the winners of the three international categories from the UK and Australia (Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change, Social Responsibility and Student Initiatives and Campaigns) contesting this prestigious recognition.
In an effort to promote dissemination of good practice, all the 2012 Green Gown winners, highly commended entries and finalists have all been asked to provide a case study and a short video on their projects. These are supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
We congratulate all winners, highly commended entries and finalists and thank you all for sharing your inspiring initiatives.
Continue sharing 2012 excellence by viewing the Winner's Brochure below:
Over the space of 1 year, London Met has reduced its carbon footprint by 1,485 tonnes, the equivalent of over 3 million tube journeys between our Holloway Road and Aldgate...
The project developed a whole-organisation approach to achieving a greener future getting part time adult learners, staff & the local community involved in sustainable...
A demonstration of ‘stakeholder engagement’ illustrating how South Thames College is forging alliances with low carbon community organisations, trades unions and...
There are 19 Resident Associations at the University of Manchester, comprising current students in halls elected by their peers to represent the needs of 34 halls of residence.
Universities break new ground when they reach beyond the campus walls to tackle sustainability issues and lead practical change projects.
Mile2 aims to widen participation, raise aspirations, create greater community cohesion and deliver life-changing skills to residents in a defined area of Leicester.
The SusTEACH project developed an innovative suite of online Sustainability Tools for the Environmental Appraisal of the Carbon Impacts of Higher Education (HE) Teaching Models.
Future Factory provides comprehensive support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the East Midlands region to improve both sustainability and business strength.
EBRI Researchers have developed an innovative bioenergy solution - a Pyroformer™ - that uses waste products to generate cost-effective heat and power.
The Hive is Europe’s first fully integrated, jointly funded university and public library in a £60m landmark BREEAM ‘outstanding’ building within a city...
The University of Nottingham wanted to extend their sustainability strategy beyond our estates and research into their core business of teaching and learning.
Lewisham College Trade Union Studies Department and the construction union UCATT were founding members of the Green Skills Partnership for London (GSPL).
A new approach to energy visualisation, Greenview allows DMU staff and students to see the live electrical consumption of their buildings in a creative and innovative way.
With energy procurement managed from central funds the “Electricity Incentivisation Scheme” (EIS) was designed to make University “departments” aware of...
Leading voices have noticed the huge ‘disconnect’ between ‘real-world’ changes and what is happening in business schools.
The Sustainable Futures Course is an innovative approach to teaching sustainability to ‘hard’ scientists consisting of 4 5-credit modules, each of which contains 4...
NTU’s Student Eco Video project is a work-based learning initiative enabling undergraduates & staff to engage with & promote the university’s commitment to...
Establishing institution-wide commitment to sustainability in the curriculum is one of the hardest but most important strategic issues to address.
Built for the same cost as traditional student accommodation, The Green is University of Bradford’s final piece of the jigsaw in the Ecoversity Programme.
"Greenthing" is a project to employ a shared Environmental Manager post between five Bloomsbury Colleges of the University of London.