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.
If you are interested in delivering the Green Gown Awards in your region please contact us.
Gamifying climate action for mass engagement
East End Community Garden Project
Clean Growth UK (three regional hubs, the University of Brighton, Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Portsmouth)
A new relationship with nature - for human and nature’s wellbeing
Out of the fire and into the electric pressure cooker - sparking a clean cooking revolution on a global scale
Sustainable Fashion Glossary
Thinking globally, working locally: Co-developing net zero solutions at scale
An agricultural bio-economy: From green dream to sustainable reality
The UWE Zero Carbon Framework: Enhancement short courses for built environment students and professionals
Sustainability in Action: A short interactive online course designed by students for students introducing the UN’s SDGs
Students as Change Agents
If you go down to the woods today
Using Quality Improvement to build sustainable value in healthcare
Future-fit fashion and textiles: A whole school approach towards transforming the industry
If you go down to the woods today, you’ll see what the buzz is about
Inspiring sustainable curriculum initiatives
Ruskin Modules: Working together on ‘wicked’ problems
Enactus Southampton - Future Brew