Colleges and universities alike won big at the prestigious Green Gown Awards held on Wednesday 15th November. Organised by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the ceremony was held at Manchester’s magical The Monastery.
Showing institutions are not bound by their size when it comes to exceptional initiatives, winners ranged from Borders College to University of Cambridge, and projects were as diverse as climate change music albums to the UK's first heat system that runs on sewage.
Celebrating the inspirational sustainability initiatives of 113 Finalists, representing over 1.5 million students and 244 thousand staff, the Awards Ceremony had a staggering 22 Winners and 19 Highly Commended entries.
EAUC CEO Iain Patton co-hosted the ceremony alongside poet and Chancellor of the University of Manchester, Lemn Sissay, MBE.
Opening the awards, Iain said: “These initiatives are a shining example of the power education possesses and the importance those that work and study within it place on creating a better world and a new generation of change agents.”
Chancellor of the University of Manchester, Lemn Sissay, MBE, said at the close of the Awards:
“The leadership and innovation that we have seen tonight is truly awe inspiring. If all education institutions created individuals and initiatives like these, we would have a much brighter future full of leading lights.”
TEC were once again proud sponsors of the event as part of our platinum package with the EAUC. We sponsored the Carbon Reduction category, the winners included
And highly commended
HIGHLY COMMENDED - Northumbria University
HIGHLY COMMENDED - University of Chester
Member Katherine Middleton spoke at our London workshop about the project at one West Anglia which led them to win the award. More details about the award winning project can be found here.
We congratulate all those who won the awards and all those who took part.
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