2013 Finalist List

With 81 motivational and inspiring sustainability projects representing 53 educational institutions across the UK, the EAUC are delighted and proud to announce the Finalists of the Green Gown Awards 2013 - all vying for the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education sector.

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Best Newcomer

Basingstoke College of Technology - EcoBCoT - A sustainable future
Falmouth Exeter Plus - Keeping your campus green: Sustainable travel choices
Harrow College - Sustainability on a shoestring!
Manchester Adult Education Service - Growing a greener generation
Royal Veterinary College - Linking policy and profession - A sustainability journey
South Essex College - No longer on standby - Switching on to switching off
Best Newcomer

Carbon Reduction

Blackpool and The Fylde College - Saving the world one target at a time
Durham University - Reducing fume cupboard energy consumption by technical and behavioural changes
Lancaster University - Challenging climate and geography - The unlikely success of a travel plan
University of Essex - Night storage heaters are so old school
University of Gloucestershire - Carbon reduction on a shoestring – Achieving 25% savings during tough times
University of Surrey - Lighting improvement programme
University of Ulster - All scope carbon reduction
University of York - Stop wasting waste
Carbon Reduction

Construction and Refurbishment

Belfast Metropolitan College - Belfast Met e3 Campus at Springvale
Coleg Gwent - Crosskeys X Block and Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
Nottingham Trent University - Saving space in science
The Manchester College - Harpurhey Baths upcycled 
University of Lincoln - Cutting carbon emissions through refurbishment – Student Village
Construction and Refurbishment

Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change

Coleg Gwent - The 5 year plan - One college: one planet
Cranfield University - Cranfield green – Practicing what we teach
University of Brighton - Integrating sustainability across the university
University of Bristol - Greening the product not just the machine


Anglia Ruskin University - Learning and working together for positive change
Blackpool and The Fylde College - Student Entitlement to Education for Sustainable Development
Coventry University - Humanitarian sustainability
Edge Hill University - Accounting for the environment: In the real world
Plymouth University - A design for a sustainable life
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - The green cabaret
University of Bristol - Embedding education for sustainable development across the curriculum
University of Leeds - Creating the environmental consultants who make a difference
University of Southampton - Changing the world, one company, and thirty students at a time
University of Surrey - Sustainability education through co-learning with practitioners

Facilities and Services

Coventry University - Eat the Campus!
Durham University - Catering for cultural change “why bother”?
Durham University - Engagement breeds success
Nottingham Trent University - Get down to earth
Swansea University - Canol, Calon, Craidd: Campus at the centre 
The University of Manchester - Manchester veg people- Delivering local organic produce
University of Bradford - Green library environment and education
University of East Anglia - Udderly Brilliant!
University of Salford - Trees for printers. A reward for supporting sustainable change
University of York - Save costs, save miles and save waste with fresh, fast & local
Facilities and Services

Learning and Skills

Blackpool and The Fylde College - Making sustainable development a part of everyday teaching
Nottingham Trent University - The future factory
University of Gloucestershire - Learning for sustainable futures: Sustainability learning and skills for university teachers
University of Salford - Developing an energy and low carbon professional development centre – Energy Professional Development
Walsall Adult and Community College - Excellent teaching = sustainable teaching - Using accelerated learning to improve English for speakers of other languages

Modernisation - Effectiveness and Efficiency in the Estate

Durham University - Durham Gateway
Newcastle University - Smart working – A change in agriCulture
University of Aberdeen - Sharing services, enhancing sustainability. North East of Scotland Shared Data Centre
Modernisation - Effectiveness and Efficiency in the Estate

Research and Development

Anglia Ruskin University - Climate change adaptation – Partnering to survive 
Lancaster University - New Centre for Global Eco-Innovation develops eco-innovative products, processes and services
University of Salford - Salford solar research, prototyping and production facility
University of the Arts London - Dye-beds and sustainable fashion
University of York - Delivering green excellence: Green chemistry never stops

Social Responsibility

Loughborough University - Eat Your Campus – a project to develop an edible landscape
The University of Manchester - The University of Manchester School Governor Initiative
The University of Sheffield - ReCycle bikes and the University of Sheffield
University of Leicester - Carbon Footprinting in Schools
University of Worcester - Your green future – new opportunities in a changing world

Student and Staff Engagement

Anglia Ruskin University - GoGreen Pilot’12: Employability, leadership and sustainability - Think big, start small!
City College Plymouth - Grow Allot
Durham University - Biophilia: Engaging staff and students in biodiversity sustainability
The University of Nottingham - Sustainable super heroes
University of Brighton - C-change: Cutting our carbon by 50% in five years
University of Gloucestershire Student Union - A red hot social enterprise – The Cheltenham Chilli Company 
University of Worcester - Energize Worcester – Students drive energy efficiency in their homes with Green Deal
Walsall College Student Union - That bit extra
Student and Staff Engagement

Sustainability Champion Award

Norrie Blackeby - Head of Facilities and Central Services, University of Exeter Students' Guild
Ian Brown - Building Services Manager, Bradford College
Maria Gilling - Principal, Walsall Adult and Community College
Samantha Godden - Sustainability Leader, ifs School of Finance
Naomi Hicks - Public Communications Manager, London School of Economics and Political Science
Ivan Hopkins - Executive Chef, Nottingham Trent University
Dr Zoe Robinson - Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Keele University
Professor Stephen Sterling - Head of Sustainability Education, Plymouth University
Clive Wilson - Director of Estates and Facilities, University of Bradford
Sustainability Champion Award

Technical Innovation for Sustainability

Nelson & Colne College - Exemplar resource and technology progamme
The University of Northampton - Biodiversity Index – Interactive online assessment tool
University College London - Closing the building performance gap
Technical Innovation for Sustainability

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