Now in their 14th year, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK and Ireland. With sustainability moving up the agenda, the Awards have become established as the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education sector.
Having been a leading participant in the United Nations negotiations to develop 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the UK and Ireland must fulfil its commitment to deliver the Goals. For this to happen, it is clear from the hundreds of applicants to the Green Gown Awards that the Government must invest more in the solutions being developed in our Higher and Further Education institutes. They are leading the way as agents of change within our communities at home and abroad.
Between the Finalists, the projects touch on every department and permeate across the whole curriculum. They are conducted by students, staff, academics, external stakeholders and can be found across the UK and Ireland.
Here they share their inspirational examples of sustainability best practice, together with some words of advice and encouragement on lessons learnt along the way when implementing their projects. We hope many will be inspired and motivated by these sustainability projects.
Keele University is different, and we do sustainability differently! We don’t have a Sustainability Co-ordinating Office, we don’t have a Director of...
UWTSD Carmarthen Business School: Rethinking Business for a Changing World
Graduates responsible for a sustainable future
Student opportunities and Training Better Leaders
Leaders of the future: Think beyond the headlines
The architects of possibility - Leeds' students are shaping the future
Small but mighty - University of Worcester punches above its weight
Delivering positive impact for society
Here for current and future generations
Let’s make a sustainable planet: Marking a decade of inspiration, innovation and impact
The difference that makes the difference
LCF x ASOS visioning the circular economy
Meliora: A student international sustainability research symposium and journal series
Digital student partnerships - boosting employability and engagement
Bring Your Own Bowl
Staffs TV does Top Gear
SDG Visual Displays project
Strategic partnerships embedding long term positive change
The Great Donate – Reducing waste and benefitting the community when students leave the campus Halls of Residence at the end of term
Integrating sustainable inclusive social practice