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.
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Ellie Summer Reynolds
Graduates responsible for a sustainable future
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University of Gloucestershire
University of Cambridge
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The Third Generation Project
Oxford Climate Society
Urban Biodiversity Monitoring Programme
Up for the Cup
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)
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Ruskin Modules: Working together on ‘wicked’ problems
Enactus Southampton - Future Brew
Toast of the Town by Enactus Leicester
Making ideas work for a better world: Student-led social enterprise
Field-trips for future
Construction of the future
Reimaging the learning environment
Agile workspace ‘out, but In’
University of Oxford new ways of working
Returnable and reusable container system for food takeaway in Cambridge
Community Solutions Programme
Down to zero: Cynon Taff Community Housing Decarbonisation Project
From local sourcing to agricultural robotics
Enactus Nottingham - Foodprint
A DINEamic sustainable journey
Sustainable Young Minds - University joins forces with school and housing association to increase community recycling
End of term enters the circular economy. Closing the loop of circular economy during pandemic to support local community
Wild Connections - Windowsill Series
Impact tool: Community Carbon Calculator
Circular Textiles Greenwich
Supporting local action for a better Edinburgh
Climate Change Catastrophe! - a new show about climate change, made by kids, for grown-ups
Making the most of the coast - marine plastics
Hero’s Haven student society project
Low carbon SMEs
Tending the conditions for climate action to flourish
Environment and Climate Emergency Roadmap to net zero and beyond
Following the science to go beyond net zero
The University of Edinburgh - Positive Futures: Addressing the climate crisis through a whole institution approach
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Bridgend College - The ‘spider’s web’ - an extraordinary vision for zero emissions
Exeter College Technology Centre
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