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