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:
This was a ten month, large-scale, complex and high risk project to upgrade the live primary data centre at the University of Aberdeen
Winners’ brochure from the Green Gown Awards 2013, now in their 9th year, recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by tertiary education
C-change is the overarching brand for sustainability related engagement at the University of Brighton.
In 2012 the University of Nottingham launched a 'How green is your lab competition', kick-starting multiple programmes for long term change.
An innovative project using students to do an online Green Deal pre assessment survey of 260 student houses as part of a broader approach to maximise the uptake of the Green...
The Greenspace Biodiversity Group has undertaken extensive engagement in biodiversity awareness, monitoring and enhancement across the University.
A red hot social enterprise - The Cheltenham Chilli Company The aim of the project was simple; get students producing their own food sustainably.
GoGreen movement is about creating opportunities to make a difference starting with small actions and aiming to big changes toward sustainability.
Highly Commended in the Smaller Institutions category, Sunshine Coast TAFE was the winner of the Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change category.
A focus on the environment and sustainability has been a key element of Griffith’s evolution since its foundation forty years ago.
Sustainability as a strategy for change has been a feature of TAFE Western’s approach to sustainable practice since 2007.
The Griffith MBA has evolved to embody three key values: responsible leadership, sustainable business practices and a global orientation
The Sustainability and Environment Programme has been instrumental in implementing a culture of sustainability within the University
The Academic-Operations Sustainability Integration Programme (AOSIP) was developed in 2010 with the vision of enabling learning for the ‘sustainability’ literate...
Victoria University students undertook the green challenge of converting a heritage listed house into a sustainable EcoLiving Centre, the first of its kind in Melbourne’s...
John Curtin Weekend, 'Curtin Volunteers!’ largest community project began in 1999 when six groups of students and staff undertook community-initiated projects at...
The Solar Decathlon Competition challenges teams of university students to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive.
Student engagement and communication forms a key part of James Cook University’s sustainability strategy
AUT University has and continues to implement sustainable transport, energy efficiency and waste reduction initiatives as a three-pronged approach to reducing carbon emissions
Ivan Hopkins has revolutionised the catering menus based around sustainability, gaining the prestigious Silver Food for Life accreditation.