Now in their 10th year, the Green Gown Awards, sponsored by the CISCO and BT education partnership, recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK. With sustainability moving up the agenda, the Awards have become established as the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education sector.
The Green Gown Awards black-tie ceremony brings together the leaders, drivers and thinkers of sustainability initiatives within the tertiary education sector. Show your support for and get inspiration from the finalists by being a part of the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the education sector.
Why BT are supporting the Green Gown Awards:
"At BT, we use the power of communications to make a better world, so it is an honour for BT to be sponsoring the Green Gown Awards in their 10th year. Sustainability is steadily increasing in importance for institutions in terms of their financial and operational performance, and these awards are testimony to that.
Our dedicated Education Team lives and breathes Communication & IT solutions in education. We are the UK’s leading Cisco partner and have been their largest education partner for the last five years running. Together we’re working with education institutions in creating better business outcomes through the use of technology.
At BT, sustainable business supports business growth and innovation. We are committed to bringing together the best networks and technology with the expertise of our people to help organisations grow, communities flourish, and individuals get more out of life. This is why we are so excited to sponsor the ‘Technical Innovation for Sustainability’ award. We aim to help universities and colleges to become more sustainable through network-enabled IT.
The Green Gown Awards is a fantastic opportunity to recognise institutions commitment to achieving this goal."
Neil Pemberton, Director of Specialist Sales, BT
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