The Green Gown Awards, now in their 9th year, recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by tertiary education.
In these changing and challenging times, it is now more important than ever to ensure that sustainability remains high on the sector agenda, and to demonstrate that it can be synergistic with other strategic drivers such as high quality student experiences, new skill requirements, increasing access, and enhanced value for money.
This has been achieved by many of the examples in the finalists' brochure (see below), which are drawn from 216 applications - a 25% increase on 2012. The value tertiary education generates is huge and the Green Gown Awards make a critical contribution to ensuring that value is better recognised.
The Awards continue to have a strong international presence with this being the fourth year of the Australasian Green Gown Awards, and the second year of the “International Green Gown Awards”. These have three categories - Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change, Social Responsibility and Student and Staff Engagement - and involve selecting an overall winner from the two that have been successful in Australasia and the UK. We are delighted to be working with other countries such as France to engage them within the Green Gown Awards family and to be part of the International Green Gown Awards in the future.
In an effort to promote dissemination of good practice, all the 2013 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 2013 excellence by viewing the Winner's Brochure below:
The vision of Eat Your Campus is to plant fruit and nut trees along cycle paths and footpaths planted by people who live, work and pass through these places.
The University of Sheffield and ReCycle Bikes are working together to provide students with reliable, cheaper alternatives to new bikes.
The university established an initiative to engage more staff to support the strategic development of state schools in its local communities by volunteering as School Governors.
Over the past five years the University has transformed its approach to sustainability, and its overall sustainability performance. This has involved both a bottom-up approach,...
The University of Bristol has been continuously improving in all areas of sustainability; reducing carbon emissions by 2,000 tonnes, 76% of waste diverted from landfill,...
As a research intensive, wholly post-graduate University, with its own sewage works and airport, Cranfield has a diverse range of challenges to address when it comes to carbon...
Falmouth Exeter Plus is the shared services delivery partner of Falmouth University and the University of Exeter at their £200M shared campus in Cornwall.
Harrow Colleges’ sustainability objective has benefitted staff, students, contractors, wildlife and the local community by raising awareness and improving working practices.
The project has improved the knowledge and skills of staff, learners and their families about what they can do to save and sustain resources in their home, neighbourhood and city.
This project is about embedding sustainability into the student curriculum and into their and staff’s lives at South Essex College.
Situated on a rural campus 4.5 km S of Lancaster city centre, the area is hilly and can experience inclement weather, not ideal geographical conditions for a successful Travel...
This facility will provide unique curriculum and learning opportunities for further and higher education and for research and development throughout Belfast and Northern Ireland.
The Rosalind Franklin refurbishment has been a cornerstone in the School of Science and Technology teaching and learning facilities at Nottingham Trent University.
The Manchester College upcycled a derelict Grade 2 listed public baths building, designed by renowned architect Henry Price in 1910
The aim of the project was to embed sustainability and environmental management as a core principal of the college and make significant year on year improvements
EcoBCoT is a strategic initiative that started in September 2012 and has made a huge impact in its first twelve months at Basingstoke College of Technology
“That bit extra” promotes engaging projects that has included everything from plants to pants.
The Finalists' brochure gives you an overview of each of our Finalists' and about their initiatives