2018 Finalists

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ACTS is delighted to announce the finalist candidates for the 2018 Green Gown Awards Australasia and the ACTS Awards of Excellence.

This year’s Finalists, representing over 750,00 students and more than 80,000 staff, from 19 different institutions, are leading the way with their commitment to the global sustainability agenda!

Finalist submissions range from initiatives that are transforming the campus food environment to the development of cognitive office buildings that have the ability to learn and self-optimise for energy efficiency. They exemplify powerful partnerships, allowing one finalist to have the energy needs of their entire campus supplied from a newly commissioned solar PV farm to another facilitating a cultural shift for meaningful integration of sustainability across all curriculum programs.

For the second year running, applicants have outlined how their sustainability initiatives delivered against the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 71% of finalists listed ‘sustainable cities and communities’ as an SDG they are delivering. Meanwhile over half put forward projects that improved ‘quality education’, while just under half are working towards ‘responsible consumption and production’.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the achievements of our finalists! We look forward to sharing more about their initiatives in the lead up to the Awards ceremony at the National Wine Centre of Australia on the 1 November 2018. This event is held in conjunction with the 18th International ACTS Conference in Adelaide, SA.

Don’t miss the ‘green tie’ event of the year. Book your tickets now!

2018 Finalists


Benefitting Society

Campus Health, Food & Drink

Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change

Creating Impact

Learning, Teaching & Skills

Student Engagement

Sustainable Campus

Individual and Team

ACTS Award of Excellence Staff

ACTS Award of Excellence Student

Outstanding Leadership Team