University is finalist in Green Gown Awards 2016

For the third year in a row the University of Edinburgh has successfully been recognised as a finalist in two categories in the Green Gown Awards.

Green Gown Awards

Administered by the Environmental Association of 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 approach to responsible investment 
  • Learning and Skills – for the Our Changing World public lecture series and undergraduate course.

Stage one applications for the Awards closed in June and a judging panel, consisting of over 80 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 10th November at the Athena venue in Leicester, in partnership with De Montfort University (DMU) and University of Leicester. The education sector is a critical player in ensuring the next generation is equipped with the skills and experience required to provide a sustainable future. The Green Gown Awards, now in their 12th year, celebrates pioneers that are taking the bold steps that are necessary to develop resilience and adaptability and to showcase the education sector’s contribution to society.