University announced as finalist in Green Gown Awards

The University of Edinburgh is a finalist in two categories of the Green Gown Awards 2015.

Administered by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK. The University of Edinburgh is a finalist in two categories:

  • Facilities and Services – for our sustainable laboratories, where best practice is shared through peer learning
  • Student Engagement – for inspiring student-led action in social responsibility and sustainability

Stage one applications for the Awards closed in June and a judging panel, consisting of over 90 representatives from the diversity of the tertiary education sector and experts in the various fields, provided a shortlist of finalist entrants. As a finalist, the University will now submit its stage two application in September.

Winners will be announced at the Green Gown Awards ceremony on the 26th November at Brunel’s Old Station in Bristol, European Green Capital for 2015. Tickets sales are now open.

The Green Gown Awards are a tremendous celebration of significant achievements that improve the quality of life for staff, students and the wider community. These projects really do make things better, improving the student experience and saving money whilst benefitting the environment. The Green Gown Awards is an inspiring enterprise and there is so much to learn from what others have achieved

Yvonne HawkinDirector (Universities and Colleges), Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and support partner for the Awards

The Green Gown Awards provide universities, colleges and the learning and skills sector with benchmarks for excellence. Now in their eleventh year, they are recognised as the most prestigious mark of sustainability excellence within the tertiary education sector.