2021 Winners

Winners Announced

GREEN GOWN AWARDS 2021 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Green Gown Awards inspiring and empowering our young people to visualise a better sustainable future.

The Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland’s virtual Awards Ceremony celebrated the inspirational work and projects of 90 Finalists in 14 different categories. This year’s Finalists represented over 862,000 students and 156,000 staff. Hosted by Serena Bashal, COP Working Group, UK Youth Climate Coalition and Xan Northcott Coordinator of the Generation Global education programme at the Institute for Global Change, and guest presenters, 18 Winners, 18 Highly Commended and all Finalists were celebrated.

Iain Patton, EAUC CEO and delivery partner of the Awards said: “We need to ensure that we inspire and empower our young people to visualise a better future and to do all that we can to ensure that every career becomes a sustainable career. We need to turn feelings of anger and anxiety into hope and action. Education has a pivotal role to play. This is a decisive decade for our very own future and this year's Green Gown Award winners reflect the urgency and innovation identified at COP26. Inspired by our winners, highly commended and all of our finalists means that we have no time to delay to replicate and scale their work in our own institution.”

Huge Congratulations to all of our Winners, Highly Commended Entries and Finalists!

You can watch the Awards Ceremony here.

Applications open on 1st April 2022. Get inspired to apply.

2021 WINNERS' BROCHURE (ALSO AVAILABLE AS A PDF DOWNLOAD FROM THE FOOT OF THE PAGE)

2021 Green Gown Awards Winners' Brochure from fgoodwin

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR WINNERS - CLICK ON THE LINKS FOR CASE STUDIES, SHORT VIDEOS AND INFOGRAPHICS FREELY AVAILABLE ON THE SUSTAINABILITY EXCHANGE

2030 Climate Action#

Category Supporter: TEC

WINNER (Small Institution) and WINNER of the TEC Consultancy Prize Bridgend College - The ‘spider’s web’ - an extraordinary vision for zero emissions

WINNER (Large Institution) The University of Edinburgh - Positive Futures: Addressing the climate crisis through a whole institution approach

HIGHLY COMMENDED Newcastle University - Climate Action at Newcastle University: Our roadmap to change

HIGHLY COMMENDED University of Cambridge - Following the science to go beyond net zero

Benefitting Society#

WINNER (Small Institution) Dumfries and Galloway College - Making the most of the coast - marine plastics

WINNER (Large Institution) Newcastle University and Cap-a-Pie - Climate Change Catastrophe! - a new show about climate change, made by kids, for grown-ups

HIGHLY COMMENDED Aston University - Low carbon SMEs

HIGHLY COMMENDED Cardiff Metropolitan University - Hero’s Haven student society project

 

Building Back Better#

WINNER Cardiff Metropolitan University - Down to zero: Cynon Taff Community Housing Decarbonisation Project

 

Campus Health, Food & Drink

WINNER Nottingham Trent University - A DINEamic sustainable journey

HIGHLY COMMENDED University of Plymouth - From local sourcing to agricultural robotics

 

Campus of the Future

WINNER Dumfries and Galloway College - Reimaging the learning environment

 

Enterprise

Category Supporter: CUBO

WINNER Durham University and Earth Minutes - Project RENU (Research Expedition for Net zero and Universal learning) 

Next Generation Learning & Skills#

WINNER De Montfort University - Future-fit fashion and textiles: A whole school approach towards transforming the industry

HIGHLY COMMENDED The University of Edinburgh - Students as Change Agents

HIGHLY COMMENDED University of the West of England, UWE Bristol - The UWE Zero Carbon Framework: Enhancement short courses for built environment students and professionals

 

Research with Impact - Institution

WINNER (Small Institution) South West College - Renewable Engine

WINNER (Large Institution) University of Derby - A new relationship with nature - for human and nature’s wellbeing

HIGHLY COMMENDED Lancaster University - Thinking globally, working locally: Co-developing net zero solutions at scale

HIGHLY COMMENDED London College of Fashion, UAL - Sustainable Fashion Glossary

        

Student Engagement#

WINNER University of St Andrews - The Third Generation Project

HIGHLY COMMENDED Nottingham Trent University - Gamifying climate action for mass engagement

HIGHLY COMMENDED University of Oxford - Oxford Climate Society

 

Sustainability Institution of the Year#

Category Supporter: EAUC

WINNER University of St Andrews - Net Zero 2035: Towards a climate positive future in partnership with our students

Reporting with Influence

Category Supporter: Hillside Environmental Services

WINNER University of Cambridge

HIGHLY COMMENDED University of Gloucestershire

Tomorrow's Employees

WINNER University of the West of England, UWE Bristol - Graduates responsible for a sustainable future

HIGHLY COMMENDED University of Gloucestershire - Radical Sustainability

 

Individual/Team Awards

Research with Impact - Students

WINNER University of Derby, Lea Barbett

HIGHLY COMMENDED University of Southampton, Francesca Topp

HIGHLY COMMENDED University of the West of England, UWE Bristol, Leah Bromley

 

Sustainability Champion - Students

Category Supporter: Salix

WINNER Keele University, Serena Bashal

HIGHLY COMMENDED Goldsmiths, University of London, Margaret Jennings

HIGHLY COMMENDED University of the West of England, UWE Bristol, Catarina Costa

Sustainability Champion - Staff

Category Supporter: Salix

WINNER University of Exeter, Daniela Farina

HIGHLY COMMENDED Harrogate College, Holly Hansen-Maughan

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