Since 2004 the Green Gown Awards 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 tertiary education.
The Green Gown Awards are administered by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and are governed by a cross agency steering group. The judging panel are representatives of sector organisations.
As the ethos of the Green Gown Awards is to ensure the lessons and examples of good practice are shared within the tertiary education sector, we are working hard with the partners of the Awards to ensure this information is disseminated far and wide. We are delighted to share the case studies and videos from the current and previous Green Gown Awards here on the Sustainability Exchange.
Choose the Awards year using the list on the left.
The Awards were brought to Australasia in 2010 and are delivered by our partners ACTS. The Awards are open to all tertiary education institutions in Australia and New Zealand.
The Australasian Awards are managed by ACTS and governed by a cross sector steering group. ACTS is a non-profit member based organisation representing higher and further education institutions within Australia and New Zealand. ACTS aim to inspire, promote and support change towards best practice sustainability within the operations, curriculum and research of the tertiary education sector.
Les trophées des campus responsables are the French speaking edition of the Green Gown Awards. The Awards are open to all French speaking universities and colleges across the world.
The French speaking Green Gown Awards are being delivered by our partners, Campus Responsables. The Campus Responsables 'initiative' was created in 2006 to encourage and assist integration of sustainable development into educational institutions programmes and the management of their infrastructure.
Campus Responsables is the first network of universities and colleges focussing on sustainable development, with 40 member initiative institutions throughout France and Belgium. Campus Responsables are also working with our partners at UNICA as part of their UGAF (UNICA Green Academic Footprint) initiative. UNICA is a network of 46 universities from 35 capital cities of Europe, with a combined strength of over 150,000 staff and 1,800,000 students.
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Ellie Summer Reynolds
Graduates responsible for a sustainable future
Challenges Online - developing employability by solving wicked problems
University of Gloucestershire
University of Cambridge
Sustainability Plan 2.1 - 4 years of comprehensive whole institution sustainability engagement
Net Zero 2035: Towards a climate positive future in partnership with our students
Instituting change - embedding sustainability at an 800 year old organisation!
Social and civic responsibility: Addressing the climate crisis and supporting society
Sustainability Institution of the Year
“The earth [is lent to us] for our life; it is a great entail” Ruskin
The Third Generation Project
Oxford Climate Society
Urban Biodiversity Monitoring Programme
Up for the Cup