Green Gown Awards – 2013

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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.

International presence

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.

Sharing best practice and dissemination of Green Gown Award initiatives

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:

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