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Award Name Green Gown Awards
Address EAUC
University of Gloucestershire
The Park
GL50 2RH
Telephone 01242 714321
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Other Contact Fiona Goodwin

Details The Green Gown Awards, now in their 5th year, recognise exceptional initiatives being taken by universities and colleges across the UK to become more sustainable. With sustainability moving up the agenda, they have become established as a prestigious recognition of the achievements within the further and higher education sector, as well as the environmental sector.

About the Awards

The Awards have a variety of categories that universities and colleges can illustrate their achievements in both academic and estates management. Press coverage of the Awards has included high profile supplements in the Times Higher as well as a brochure of the winners. The Awards also run workshop events throughout the year sharing the good practice to the sector.

The Green Gown Awards are administrated by the EAUC and are governed by a cross agency steering group made up of Association of Colleges (AoC), Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE), British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG), Guild HE, HEEPI, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), National Union of Students Services Ltd (NUSSL) and Universities UK (UUK).

Green Gown Awards 2009

The Awards are going from strength to strength and are entering a new post funding council funded phase. A provisional timetable for the 2009 Awards is below with the provisional categories. A full brochure outlining 2007-08 winners can also be seen below. A new programme of winners Master-classes giving an invaluable opportunity to visit, see and hear about some of the 2008 winners, will be announced shortly.Awards Timetable

* January 2009 - Awards Launched

* March 2009 - Stage 1 Application Deadline

* April 2009 - Stage 2 Shortlist Announced

* June 2009 - Stage 2 Application Deadline

* 23 June 2009 - Green Gown Awards Banquet at Imperial College London

Entry Requirements Applicants must be a university or college.
Entry Fee Free
Criteria Summary Provisional categories for the 2009 Awards are: * Carbon/Energy * Colleges & Smaller Institutions * Continuous Improvement - Specific Area * Continuous Improvement - Institutional Change * Courses * Green IT * Research * Residences * Social Responsibility * Student Initiatives * Sustainable Construction & Refurbishment * Sustainable Procurement
Judges The Judges are high profile representatives from the Educational and Environmental sectors.
Sponsors The Green Gown Awards provide your organisation with a unique sponsorship opportunity to have a high profile and very positive association with the leading sustainability Awards scheme for UK universities and colleges. By sponsoring the Awards you will help set the environmental improvement and corporate social responsibility standards for university and college excellence and be recognised as an agenda setter and key sector supporter. It provides a means of reaching the tens of thousands of managers, academics and sustainability professionals, and hundreds of thousands of students. All sponsors are given maximum exposure throughout the Awards cycle. The Awards are presented to the winners at the prestigious Green Gown Banquet which will include distinguished guest speakers and the opportunity to meet key ‘Movers and Shakers’ within this important sector. Sponsorship of the Awards will: * Expose your organisation to key audiences * Present invaluable networking and customer contact opportunities * Showcase your organisation to be involved with the sustainability movement within universities and colleges in promoting excellence in both operations and learning There are a number of opportunities to sponsor the Green Gown Awards 2009, including Headline Sponsor and Category Sponsors. Please visit our website ( or contact us for further details.
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Established 01/01/2003
Last Award 01/04/2008
Next Award No date entered
Closing Date 01/03/2009

Previous Winners Here are the Winners and Highly Commended from the 2007/08 Green Gown Awards: Colleges and Smaller Institutions Winner: Lancaster and Morecambe College Highly Commended: John Wheatley College Highly Commended: University of Cumbria Continuous Improvement Winner (projects): Sheffield Hallam University Winner (whole institution): University of Gloucestershire Highly Commended (projects): University of Birmingham Courses Winner: Bedford College Highly Commended: Somerset College of Arts and Technology Highly Commended: University of Manchester Highly Commended: University of Gloucestershire Energy and Water Efficiency Winner: University of Dundee Highly Commended: Swansea Metropolitan University Residences Winner: University of Manchester Social Responsibility Winner: London College of Fashion, University of the Arts Highly Commended: University of Bedfordshire Student Initiatives Winner: Sustainable Living Action Group, Durham University Highly Commended: Ethical Investment Campaign, University of St Andrews Sustainable Construction Winner: Somerset College of Arts and Technology Highly Commended: University of Surrey

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Last updated 27/11/2008 10:29:00