We are absolutely delighted to announce our 3-year headline sponsor partnership with UKRI for the UK & Ireland Green Gown Awards.
Established in 2004, delivered by the EAUC, and judged by industry experts, the Awards have become synonymous with rewarding sustainability excellence within the higher and further education sector. Now in their 18th year, they continue to be the leading recognition of sustainability best practice, encouraging others to take responsibility in creating a better world and inspiring a new generation of leaders.
Alison Robinson, Deputy Executive Chair & Director of Corporate Affairs for the Natural Environment Research Council, part of UKRI, said: “I am pleased that UKRI are sponsoring the Green Gown Awards for the next three years. These prestigious awards recognise valuable sustainability initiatives taking place across the higher education sector. UKRI is committed to supporting environmental sustainability across the research and innovation sector and, in partnership with universities and colleges, helping research and innovation reach net zero. I look forward to celebrating all those whose exciting projects are highlighted by the Awards.”
Iain Patton, CEO, EAUC and delivery partner of the Awards said: "We are thrilled to welcome UKRI into the Green Gown Awards family over the next three years. The education sector is facing a critical tipping point and more than ever, universities and colleges need to show their leadership - both to their staff and their students. We look forward to receiving inspiring applications which showcase the sector at it's best. Working with valued partners like UKRI really enable us to share your stories much wider and help to replicate them across the sector both in the UK & Ireland but also globally. Make this year the year you apply!"
The Awards launch on 1 April when further details will be available from this website. Take inspiration from past finalists and winners and get your applications ready!
If you are an organisation looking to support a recognised sustainability scheme for the further and higher education sector, then look no further!
Sponsorship packages are available now.