Green Gown Awards 2020 - Keele University - Finalist

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Keele University is a small university making a big difference.  

We embed sustainability in everything we do. From world-leading sustainable energy transition projects that epitomise the use of a university as a living lab for sustainability, to our local business engagement projects developing the local region into a hub for a low carbon economy; supporting our students to lead the change they want to see and ensuring all our students graduate with a sustainability lens, to our cross-university sustainability research institute; and toilet doors communicating our sustainability actions and contributions to the SDGs to our community.  

Collaboration between professional services and estates staff, students and academics, and external partners from multinationals to activist groups is how we embed sustainability in everything we do. 

Top 3 learnings:

  1. Combining expertise, passion and experience can drive projects to achieve more and reach a greater audience. 
  2. Working with others can enable shared learning and help avoid pitfalls. 
  3. Creating a culture of collaboration makes sustainability everybody’s responsibility.