Coventry University’s grounds team have created an interactive campus for fun, learning and research replacing places of traditional planting and bedding .
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
The Rosalind Franklin refurbishment has been a cornerstone in the School of Science and Technology teaching and learning facilities at Nottingham Trent University.
This project is about embedding sustainability into the student curriculum and into their and staff’s lives at South Essex College.
Falmouth Exeter Plus is the shared services delivery partner of Falmouth University and the University of Exeter at their £200M shared campus in Cornwall.
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 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.
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...
Harrow Colleges’ sustainability objective has benefitted staff, students, contractors, wildlife and the local community by raising awareness and improving working practices.
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
A case study from a Green Gown Award winner about the Carbon Challenge scheme which has achieved significant savings to the university during its two years of operation.
The Guardian University Awards 2013 saw nine UK universities recognised for demonstrating innovation, creativity and excellence in the sector
Late 2009, Engineers without Borders, a student engineering society in the University of Warwick, sought support from the university Estates Office for a 1kW wind turbine project.
TAFE NSW Northern Sydney Institute (NSI) made a commitment in 2011 to embed education for sustainability (EfS) into all education and training programs by 2013.
The Lakeside Drive Community Garden (LDCG) at Charles Darwin University (CDU) is an award winning outreach program of CDU’s Office of Community Engagement.
The University of Queensland (UQ) is focused on embedding sustainability on all its campuses and sites and across all areas of learning, discovery and engagement.
The winners’ brochure from the 2012 Green Gown Awards, recognising the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by tertiary education across the UK &...
Green Week Precinct is a full week of activities, films, Q&As, talks, debates, fashion parades, competition and photography exhibition that raised awareness of environmental...
The University of Tasmania has shown increasing commitment over the past few years by defining the sustainability agenda and increasing resourcing.
Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE (SCIT) has a vision to be a leader in education for sustainability and sustainable operations.
Edith Cowan University (ECU) is committed to developing a heightened awareness within its students, staff, and the wider community a sense of place and value for the environment
James Cook University has embarked on an ambitious energy management and efficiency program that has realised major cost and energy savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Macquarie’s skills-for-sustainability initiatives aim to go beyond individual behaviour change or single actions, instead seeking to implement systemic change within the...
For TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute, sustainability is more than just a single program or initiative; it embraces social inclusion and environmental outcomes
The Students’ Association at the University of Technology, Sydney recognises that students are skipping breakfast before early lectures.
With a target of a 24,400 tonne reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020, ‘italladdsup’ was designed to grab attention, increase the importance of energy reduction.
With energy procurement managed from central funds the “Electricity Incentivisation Scheme” (EIS) was designed to make University “departments” aware of...
Leading voices have noticed the huge ‘disconnect’ between ‘real-world’ changes and what is happening in business schools.
A new approach to energy visualisation, Greenview allows DMU staff and students to see the live electrical consumption of their buildings in a creative and innovative way.
Lewisham College Trade Union Studies Department and the construction union UCATT were founding members of the Green Skills Partnership for London (GSPL).
Built for the same cost as traditional student accommodation, The Green is University of Bradford’s final piece of the jigsaw in the Ecoversity Programme.
The University of Nottingham wanted to extend their sustainability strategy beyond our estates and research into their core business of teaching and learning.
Establishing institution-wide commitment to sustainability in the curriculum is one of the hardest but most important strategic issues to address.
NTU’s Student Eco Video project is a work-based learning initiative enabling undergraduates & staff to engage with & promote the university’s commitment to...
The Sustainable Futures Course is an innovative approach to teaching sustainability to ‘hard’ scientists consisting of 4 5-credit modules, each of which contains 4...
There are 19 Resident Associations at the University of Manchester, comprising current students in halls elected by their peers to represent the needs of 34 halls of residence.
A demonstration of ‘stakeholder engagement’ illustrating how South Thames College is forging alliances with low carbon community organisations, trades unions and...
The project developed a whole-organisation approach to achieving a greener future getting part time adult learners, staff & the local community involved in sustainable...
Over the space of 1 year, London Met has reduced its carbon footprint by 1,485 tonnes, the equivalent of over 3 million tube journeys between our Holloway Road and Aldgate...
An innovative international multidisciplinary PhD training programme, supporting the development of a new generation of top flight early career researchers
Universities break new ground when they reach beyond the campus walls to tackle sustainability issues and lead practical change projects.
Mile2 aims to widen participation, raise aspirations, create greater community cohesion and deliver life-changing skills to residents in a defined area of Leicester.
EBRI Researchers have developed an innovative bioenergy solution - a Pyroformer™ - that uses waste products to generate cost-effective heat and power.
Future Factory provides comprehensive support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the East Midlands region to improve both sustainability and business strength.
The SusTEACH project developed an innovative suite of online Sustainability Tools for the Environmental Appraisal of the Carbon Impacts of Higher Education (HE) Teaching Models.
The Hive is Europe’s first fully integrated, jointly funded university and public library in a £60m landmark BREEAM ‘outstanding’ building within a city...
This reuse implementation guide has been compiled as part of the HEFCE funded project “Moving Towards Zero-Waste”. The aim of the project was to work with HEIs in...
Green Gown Awards 2007-8 - winners brochure from the annual awards, recognising excellence in sustainability within the further and higher education sector
Case studies from the Winner and Highly Commended for the Course Content category from the 06/07 Green Gown Awards
Case studies from the winner and highly ommended for the Continuous Improvement category from the 06/07 Green Gown Awards
Case studies from the Winner and Highly Commended for the Sustainable Construction category from the 06/07 Green Gown Awards
The University of Edinburgh’s sustainability programme has achieved significant positive impact across the University and contributes to sector-wide improvements in...
Case studies from the Winner and Highly Commended for the Energy & Water category from the 06/07 Green Gown Awards
Green Gown Awards 2006-7 - winners' brochure from the annual awards, recognising excellence in sustainability within the further and higher education sector
To promote student engagement with SRS, the University of Edinburgh has developed an online resource called OurEd which makes SRS relevant and engaging for students.
In October 2010 Northern Ireland’s South Eastern Regional College (SERC) opened a brand new Environmental Skills Centre on its refurbished and extended Ards Campus.
The University of Leeds took part in the UTravelActive project, which promotes health, well-being and sustainable living through encouraging and facilitating active travel.
The winners' brochure from the 2004-2005 Green Gown Awards
The winners' brochure from the 2005-2006 Green Gown Awards
With 240 applications in 2011, 25% up from 2010, the Green Gown Awards are firmly established as prestigious recognition of sustainability excellence in tertiary education.
Case studies from the winner and highly commended for the Colleges category from the 06/07 Green Gown Awards
Completed in July 2010, the £4.2m Durning Centre at Edge Hill University is a building that incorporates unique sustainability innovations.
In their 6th year the Awards recognised the exceptional initiatives being undertaken by higher and further education institutions across the UK to become more sustainable
Imperial College London is committed to provide a sustainable and operable estate, despite extensive refurbishment/new build and staff/student growth.
Imperial College formulated a comprehensive Green IT Policy, which resulted in ICT leading a number of sustainability initiatives across the institution.
New College Stamford (NCS) recently established an Environmental and Sustainability strategy with high emphasis placed on social responsibility.
Confronted with the rising cost – both financial &environmental – of conventional fuel, Blackpool & The Fylde College has driven its sustainable transport using waste...
A university’s carbon brainprint of research, consultancy or teaching is an estimate of the change in carbon emissions from its known and predicted outcomes in practice.
Salford Energy House provides a platform for academics to collaborate with industry in the development of products to reduce the carbon emissions.
Case studies from the Winner and Highly Commended for the Student Initiatives category from the 06/07 Green Gown Awards
Commencing in April 2010, this survey gives an invaluable insight into the use of the NTU estate, recording the utilisation of over 300 rooms every hour.
The One Planet MBA is a unique programme designed to develop a new generation of managers and leaders who will transform businesses and deliver more sustainable strategies.
The University of Hertfordshire has carried out a green ICT project to achieve a number of objectives associated with its data centres.
Green Gown Awards 2009 - winners' brochure from the annual awards, recognising excellence in sustainability within the further and higher education sector
Green Gown Awards 2011 - winners' brochure from the annual Awards, recognising excellence in sustainability within the further and higher education sector
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how the University of Winchester deal with carbon management, energy management, waste and catering in the most sustainable way.
A presentation from the EAUC annual conference 2012, learning from previous Green Gown Award winners/highly commended about their projects and advice for submissions.
"Greenthing" is a project to employ a shared Environmental Manager post between five Bloomsbury Colleges of the University of London.