Last year we were delighted to announce our 3-year headline sponsor partnership with UKRI for the UK & Ireland Green Gown Awards. Now in its second year, we are looking forward to further developing the partnership and sharing and promoting the very best of sustainability good practice in tertiary education in 2023.
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 19th 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.
Reflecting on this year's partnership, we hear from Alison Robinson and Charlotte Bonner.
“I am very pleased that UKRI are now entering the second year of our three year partnership to sponsor the Green Gown Awards. This sponsorship plays an important part in UKRI’s commitment to supporting environmental sustainability across the research and innovation sector and, in partnership with universities and colleges, helping research and innovation reach net zero. Last year we celebrated many fantastic projects through the awards, I look forward to see what exciting projects are highlighted by the Awards this year and helping to recognise their valuable work.”
Alison Robinson, Deputy Executive Chair & Director of Corporate Affairs for the Natural Environment Research Council, part of UKRI
"The Green Gown Awards recognise the very best in sustainability action and innovation across the tertiary education sector. Being part of the judging is often a highlight of my year. The Awards don’t just celebrate successes but help provide stories and lessons that we can all use to inform our work in future. We know the scale and urgency of the sustainability challenges we face – the Green Gown Awards give us chance to pause, remember how far we’ve come, and give us inspiration to continue with our work."
Charlotte Bonner, CEO, EAUC and delivery partner of the Awards
The Awards launch on 3 April. 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.