Green Gown Awards 2020 - Dumfries and Galloway College - Finalist

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Dumfries and Galloway College has been working to reduce its carbon emission since 2015 in line with the Scottish College sector. 

We have found the best way to do this is through practical means, traditional and innovative, as well as working with our sector peers on more collaborative approaches. The College has moved this to the next level, taking our learnings out to community partners and helping them understand the impact they can make on climate change by taking action. 

We have worked with community partners and business partners on a wide range of initiatives all geared at making Dumfries and Galloway a truly green region. 

Top 3 learnings:

  1. Selling the vision to people gets them on board.  
  2. Show the benefits to our institution’s users. 
  3. Lead from the top to get buy in throughout.