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As a not-for-profit initiative, we seek sponsorship funds to secure the long term future of the Awards. We invite organisations to provide financial support to develop the Green Gown Awards in return for sharing their sustainability knowledge and brand exposure.

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The GUPES Green Gown Awards are now open

GUPES Members are invited to apply for the GUPES Green Gown Awards. Each GUPES region will select one final Award winner under the category that is applicable for the region:

  • Africa: Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change
  • Asia and the Pacific: Community Engagement
  • Europe: Student Engagement
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Community Engagement
  • North America: Student Engagement
  • West Asia: Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change

The GUPES Green Gown Awards is a joint initiative supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC),that expands the Green Gown Awards further across the globe with an emphasis on profiling and learning from the Southern Hemisphere. This exciting partnership with the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) will put universities and colleges as leaders in sustainability as well as being able to continue their learning from global leaders. The GUPES Green Gown Awards are open to GUPES Members across 6 regions (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and West Asia). The GUPES Green Gown Award Winner from each of the 6 regions will automatically be entered into the International Green Gown Awards contest. All applications are to be in English. Further details on the GUPES Green Gown Awards can be found here. Applications close at 12 noon GMT Tuesday 31 May 2016.

The GUPES Green Gown Awards are open to any tertiary education institution that is a GUPES member – including all post-16 educational institutions such as colleges, universities and learning and skills institutions. Institutions can join GUPES for free.


If your region already has an existing Green Gown Awards programme then you can only apply once to your regional Green Gown Award programme and are NOT eligible to apply for the GUPES Green Gown Awards, regardless of whether you are a GUPES member or not. The following Green Gown Award Programmes exist:

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