The EAUC is proud to announce an inspiring 115 Finalists in the 2016 Green Gown Awards. That’s a combined population of 1.5 million students and 240,000 staff benefiting from pioneering teaching, leadership, research and student sustainability excellence.
We are delighted to be able to share with you a snap shot of the all the Green Gown Awards 2016 Finalists’ projects which have been put together in the Finalists’ Brochure. It is truly an inspirational read and as well as providing an overview of each project, it also includes words of advice from each institution on their top project learnings. The Awards’ ethos is to share and promote sustainability within the tertiary education sector. Apart from being of great interest, we hope it inspires you to implement similar projects at your own institutions. We wish to thank all the Finalists’ for providing this information and we wish them all the best of luck on 10 November at the Athena, Leicester where the winners will be announced.
Case studies and short videos are being collected from all the Finalists and we will let you know when these will be available on the Sustainability Exchange.
The Green Gown Awards Finalists’ Brochure and Guest Directory (also available to download from the foot of the page).
Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland as the education sector leads a path to efficiency, employability and better quality of life for us all.
The education sector is a critical player in ensuring the next generation is equipped with the skills and experience required to provide a sustainable future. The Green Gown Awards celebrate pioneers that are taking the bold steps that are necessary to develop resilience and adaptability and to showcase the education sector’s contribution to society.
“The Green Gown Awards provide our learning institutions and their staff and students a real opportunity to break down the barriers and achieve engagement and change. The Awards bring together leaders, academics, managers, students and wider communities to recognise the pioneering achievements being made across education, both in the UK and globally, for a better quality of life and a more sustainable future.” says Iain Patton, Chief Executive of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC).
“We recognise the fantastic contribution the Green Gown Awards make in celebrating and encouraging the excellent work on improving sustainability across higher education. This is such an important area for institutions in terms of reducing environmental impact, improving student experience and making financial savings.” says Nolan Smith, Director of Finance, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and support partner for the dissemination of the Awards and the case studies.
The judging panel consists of over 80 representatives from the diversity of the education sector and experts in the various fields, including Universities UK, Department of Energy and Climate Change, PwC, WWF and the United Nations Environment Programme.
The winners will be announced at the prestigious Green Gown Awards Ceremony held at The Athena situated in the Cultural Quarter, Leicester on 10 November, in partnership with De Montfort University (DMU) and University of Leicester. Book your place here.
Abertay University - Innovating locally, transforming globally: Curriculum development and education for sustainable development at Abertay University
Bangor University - The sustainability lab@Bangor University
Field Studies Council - Carbon vision 2020
Royal Agricultural University - Green RAU – Caring for the fields and the beasts
University of Limerick - University of Limerick smarter travel
Waterford Institute of Technology - Finding WEAG!
Nottingham Trent University - ‘The Pavilion’
South Lanarkshire College - Mainstreaming sustainability
Swansea University - The Energy Safety Research Institute – The first BREEAM OUTSTANDING Educational Building in Wales
University of Aberdeen - Actively reducing energy use by going “passive”
University of Brighton & Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects - Sustainable refurbishment of the Cockcroft Building, University of Brighton
University of East Anglia & Adapt Low Carbon Group - The Enterprise Centre: Celebrating localism and low carbon futures at UEA
University of the West of England - Soft landings: Keeping it REAL
Ayrshire College - Get Kilmarnock active
Bangor University - #LoveYourClothesBangor
Kingston University - Changing Views: Re-naturalising the Hogsmill with a little help from our friends
The University of Nottingham - Diamond Wood - A new woodland for biodiversity and the community
The University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University & Oxford City Council - Low Carbon Oxford Week – Pop up green events across our city
University of Cambridge - North West Cambridge Development - Creating a long-lasting, sustainable new district for the University and City of Cambridge
University of Salford - Castle Irwell Flood Basin Project – keeping Salford dry
University of the West of England - Bristol Parkhive
University of the West of Scotland & Students’ Association of the University of the West of Scotland - ‘Engage, Empower, Embed’ – E3
Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change#
Durham University - Green move out
The London Institute of Banking & Finance - Financial futures
Newcastle University - Enough, for all, forever - Collaborative sustainability at Newcastle University
Sheffield Hallam University - Systems in harmony
The University of Nottingham - A decade of Driving Sustainable transport
University of Brighton - ‘c-change’ is in the air!
University of the West of England - Positive Footprint: Phase 2
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - INSPIRE@UWTSD – Leading continual, cross sector, organisational sustainable development
Enterprise and Employability
Aston University - Carbon week – embedding sustainability into all second year students
Royal Agricultural University - Think it, try it, launch it, grow it at the Royal Agricultural University
University of Gloucestershire - Taking a SIP: students learn the real-world taste of sustainability
University of Leicester - Applied Learning in Sustainability (APPLES)
Facilities and Services
Bangor University - #Love your halls
King’s College London - Green labs in King’s College London
Kingston University - KU re-use revolution
Nottingham Trent University - ‘Greening the City’
Swansea University - The incredible journey
University of Birmingham - Brum brum: Driving greener fuels at Birmingham
University of Edinburgh - Responsible investment: Making money matter
University of Reading - Extracting carbon savings from our science labs
University of Salford - Choose to reUSe
Nottingham Trent University - You are what you eat
South Devon College – Samphire – what a pickle
The University Of Sheffield - University of Sheffield brings ‘superfresh’ milk to its campus
University of Cambridge & Vegware - Cambridge, cups, compost: Vegware’s compostable disposables enabling zero waste catering
University of Chester - Encouraging sustainability through hospitality: the Chester way
University of Greenwich - Greenwich’s recipe for success
Learning and Skills
Blackpool & The Flyde College - E- Learning for E-veryone
Canterbury Christ Church University - The Futures Initiative: Building capacity for long term curriculum change
Keele University - The Trojan mouse of sustainability: ‘Dropping’ sustainability into education
Sheffield Hallam University - A sustainable education for future business leaders
The London School of Economics & Political Science - Sustainabilit-e-training
The University of Liverpool - Students share and shape their campus showcasing sustainability
University of Edinburgh - Our changing world – Addressing global challenges through academic research
University of Gloucestershire - Regeneration for the Future: collaborative academic innovation for the next generation of design change-makers
University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion - The beauty’s inside
University of the West of England - Our green City: Global challenges, Bristol solutions
Research and Development
Category Supporter: PwC UK
Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, DBE FREng - Aston University
Dr Einir Young - Bangor University
Professor Tim Burt - Durham University
Professor Jim Longhurst - University of the West of England
Sustainability Champion Award
Karen Elliott - University of Chester
Tianqi Li - Newcastle University
Ulrich Pohanka - Keele University
Brittany Pummell - Coventry University
Andy Stride FRSA - The University of Nottingham
Richard Brett - Goldsmiths, University of London
Kevin Casey - The University of Manchester
David Dougan - Ayrshire College
David Emley - Keele University
Gail Houghton - Walsall College Students’ Union
Nan Taplin, Senior Secretary - University of Cambridge
Sustainability Professional Award