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Thank you to all who submitted an application.

2024 applications are now closed. All finalists are invited to submit a stage 2 submission. Winners will be announced in October.

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The International Green Gown Awards, in association with Allianz Global Investors, are open to any tertiary education establishment  - including all post-16 year old educational institutions such as colleges, universities and learning and skills institutions globally. 

Why enter the International Green Gown Awards?

Reward your sustainability journey

Applying for an International Green Gown Award will not only motivate your team, management and students but it will inspire others in the sector to do more and opens the doors to new opportunities:

In partnership with and endorsed by the UN Environment Programme, we are looking for inspirational sustainability leaders. Recognising exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by the world's universities and colleges, the International Green Gown Awards set the bar and put every learning institution at the heart of delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The supporting organisations of the International Green Gown Awards represent the cohesive voices and values of education and sustainability around the world: the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative, EAUC,  International Association of Universities (IAU)UNEPThe Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).

The ethos of the International Green Gown Awards is to ensure the lessons and example of good practice are shared and will put universities and colleges as leaders in sustainability as well as being able to continue their learning from global leaders. The International Green Gown Awards are administered by EAUC.

There is no limit on the number of applications or categories each institution can enter. Entry is free of charge but we do ask for a suggested fee of $150 USD if your institution is able to do so. This donation helps us to continue delivering the Awards. Please make your donation here. If you are unable to use the donation site then please contact us for an invoice.

Get Inspiration for your Green Gown Awards Entry

Learn from previous winning and highly commended projects from our last International Green Gown Awards to get inspiration for your application.

You can also get inspiration from our previous Green Gown Award applicants by reading their entries here