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Global Green Gown Awards launched for 2017

Applications are now open for the Green Gown Awards in the UK and Ireland, as well as Australasia and French speaking Europe and Canada.

Since 2004, the Green Gown Awards have been recognising the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK.

Working on sustainability projects in your institution is common practice these days but how do you inspire and motivate your team, management and students to do more? By applying for an Award, you open up new opportunities.

The key benefits of applying:

  • Acknowledge your team's efforts – engaging your staff and students
  • Increase the awareness about your sustainability projects
  • Raise your profile and showcase your sustainability excellence via events, case studies and videos
  • Gain recognition from senior management
  • Obtain UK and international recognition
  • Join a network of exceptional institutions with year-long promotion for your institution
  • And last but not least, re-energise and motivate your sustainability commitment.

All categories are open to any tertiary education establishment – including all post-16 educational institutions such as colleges, universities and learning and skills institutions. Specific categories are also aimed at student applications and 3rd party applications (companies working with institutions).

Iain Patton, CEO, EAUC, said: “The Green Gown Awards UK and Ireland show society what is possible when you bring together students, academics, managers, businesses and community groups. We all want a better quality of life and the innovation and creativity going on in universities and colleges is leading the way to solving many problems in society.”

Leanne Denby, President of Australasian Campuses towards Sustainability (ACTS), said “I'm continually inspired by the work of the sector and in particular by those who have been recognised through the Green Gown awards. Every year, the quality of the initiatives is outstanding, and indicative of the many ways in which the sector is contributing to a more sustainable society.”

Applications for UK and Ireland close on 7 June.

Applications for French-speaking Europe and Canada close 15 July.

Applications for Australasia close 21 June.

More information about categories, applying and FAQs is available here. Follow us on Twitter @greengowns for the latest updates. Any other queries you can email 

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