2023 Finalists of the UK & Ireland Green Gown Awards

19th July 2023

The UK & Ireland Green Gown Awards 2023, in association with UKRI, are delighted to present this year's 102 Finalists, representing 65 Higher and Further Education Institutions. Their commitment to the sustainability agenda has enabled them to stand out among a competitive pool of entries, showcasing initiatives and projects that are dedicated to shaping a wide range of institutional areas and which are positively impacting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Hear from the team behind the UK & Ireland Awards!

“With another exceptional set of finalists announced I feel both humbled and proud to represent UKRI’s involvement in these awards. While the challenge ahead of us is daunting the innovation, passion and belief across the research and innovation sector is inspiring and I look forward to following the progress of these projects as they help us reach our net zero target.” Alison Robinson Deputy Executive Chair & Director of Corporate Affairs for the Natural Environment Research Council, part of UKRI

“The Green Gown Awards are one of the most prestigious ways we recognise impactful and innovative sustainability practice across the further and higher education sectors. They’re not our awards – they’re for the sector, delivered collaboratively in partnership in the UK and globally. In a space where greenwash and sustainability marketing has become prolific, the sector led, peer-reviewed structure of the Green Gown Awards ensures they’re meaningful, transparent, and authentic. We know that the excitement and pride that comes from being a finalist is a great springboard for institutions to engage more people in their sustainability work. But the value of the Green Gown Awards is beyond the individual organisations that are nominated. We look forward to sharing stories about our finalists’ work - providing inspiration, demonstrating impact, and learning from lessons learned along the way.” Charlotte Bonner, CEO, EAUC

All Finalists are invited to submit their Stage 2 submissions now. The Winners will be announced at our Awards Ceremony at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool on 30th November. Please book your tickets here - the Early Bird offer ends on 8th September.

Meet the sponsors of the UK & Ireland Awards!

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