2015 Finalists

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The EAUC is delighted and proud to announce the Green Gown Awards’ Finalists 2015 - all vying for the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education sector.

“Every year the Green Gown Awards rewrite what business as usual looks like for UK universities and colleges.  Sustainability makes business sense and this year’s inspiring initiatives prove that sustainability benefits staff, students, the wider community and of course the bottom line. Congratulations to all the finalists for their hard work and we look forward to celebrating their successes.” Iain Patton, CEO, EAUC

A fitting Awards Ceremony venue

We are pleased to announce that the Awards Ceremony will be taking place in Brunel's Old Station in Bristol on 26 November 2015. It is fitting that we will be celebrating in Bristol in their year as the European Green Capital.

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Best Newcomer Finalists

  • Coleg Sir Gâr - ‘Green FE in Green HE’ – a dual sector Group approach
  • Fife College - The Green Vented Hairdressing Salon
  • Southend Adult Community College - Southend on ‘Seen to be Green’
  • South-West College - Let’s Green SWC
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David - INSPIRE@UWTSD – an institutional approach to delivering sustainability through our culture, curricula, campuses and community

Built Environment Finalists

  • Nottingham Trent University - To be green or not to be green, that is the question
  • University of Bradford - Bright Building - The world’s most sustainable building in the education sector
  • University of Brighton - The Brighton Waste House
  • University of East Anglia - Modelling sustainability through intelligent design at UEA

Carbon Reduction Finalists

  • Coventry University - Carbon Challenge
  • Dundee and Angus College - Reducing Carbon CO² –  it’s in our D&A
  • Edinburgh College - Cracking Carbon at Edinburgh College
  • Heriot-Watt University - Leading Lights! A cost-effective approach to LED street lighting in a campus setting
  • London Metropolitan University - Proud to be EnviroMET – smashing carbon reduction targets at London Metropolitan University
  • Oxford Brookes University - Creating a Low Carbon Oxford
  • The University of Nottingham - NOTT Carbon!
  • University of Warwick - University of Warwick One (Carbon) Step ahead
Carbon Reduction Finalists

Community Innovation Finalists

  • De Montfort University - OASYS South Asia - solar energy providing opportunities to off-grid rural communities
  • Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester - Zero Waste - ‘Give it, Don’t bin it!’
  • Plymouth University - Restoring Drake’s Place as a Community Space
  • University of Leeds - Becoming Positive Partners in Society; Sustainability Service and Leeds University Union Partnership Initiative
  • University of the Arts London -London College of Fashion: Creative Collaborations//Design+Make
Community Innovation Finalists

Continuous Improvement Finalists

  • Durham University - Greenspace – branding the message ‘Every small step leads to big change’
  • North Warwickshire and Hinckley College - An all-round approach to sustainability
  • University of Brighton - Institutional ‘c-change’ for sustainability
  • University of Reading - Reading, Steady, Green
  • University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion’s Learning, Teaching and Research journey

Enterprise and Employability Finalists

  • Coventry University - Innovations in helping staff and students start up and develop social enterprises
  • King’s College London - Kings of Commerce: employability for a sustainable Eco-nomy
  • London South Bank University - How Bad are Bananas? The Great Carbon Footprint Game
  • The University of Nottingham - Enactus Nottingham
  • University of Brighton - Green Growth Platform
Enterprise and Employability Finalists

Facilities and Services Finalists

  • Edinburgh College - eCar Project – Taking the plunge with electric pool cars
  • Emory University (USA) - The WaterHub – Emory University’s Innovative Leadership in Water Reuse
  • The University of Nottingham - Helium – Lost in Space
  • University College London - Campus Logistics - from Strategy to Service
  • University of Dundee - Greening our F(l)eet
  • University of Edinburgh - Sustainable laboratories – sharing best practice through peer learning
  • University of Liverpool - Tackling water scarcity with a tidal wave of efficiencies
  • University of Reading - Greenlands Clean Conscience
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David - Modern Meetings @ UWTSD
Facilities and Services Finalists

Food and Drink Finalists

  • Aberystwyth University - O’r Pridd I’r Plât (from Farm to Fork)
  • Lancaster University and Lancaster University Students Union - Grow it, eat it, live it! - health, sustainability and culture of food at Lancaster University
  • University of Brighton - ‘Love Food Hate Waste’: Brighton
  • University of Reading - Making Beer Green
  • University of the Arts London - Food for Life, University of the Arts London
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David - Food for Thought – Our Sustainable Approach
Food and Drink Finalists

Leadership Award Finalists

  • Professor Frances Corner, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
  • Dr Jane Davidson, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Professor Jeremy Sanders, University of Cambridge

Learning and Skills Finalists

  • Canterbury Christ Church University - The Futures Initiative:  Our deep-rooted education commitment to the Rio 20+ Global Sustainability Goals: from seeds to roots
  • South Devon College - South West Energy Centre, providing training and support for a bright future in the Low Carbon Sector
  • University of Leeds - Joining forces to Create Sustainable Futures
  • University of the West of England - ‘Raising the baseline’
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David - Advocacy in the Anthropocene
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David - An Inspired Education

Research and Development Finalists

  • Lancaster University - Centre for Global Eco-Innovation develops eco-innovative products, processes and services
  • The University of Nottingham - Creative Energy Homes: Low-Energy and Zero-Carbon Housing – a living test-site for energy efficient technologies
  • University of Cambridge - LEDing the way to greener plant growth
  • University of Salford - Clever Classrooms in Sustainable Schools
  • University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion: Grow a Garment

Student Engagement Finalists

  • Bristol SU - Learn Act Engage Create: a four-step approach to embedding sustainability into the student experience
  • Edinburgh College - Edinburgh College Community Gardens and Orchards
  • Liverpool Guild of Students - Students Lead with a Buzz
  • The Students' Union of the University of Central Lancashire - Small Acorns to Large Oaks - Small Scale Student led Sustainability Projects as a Catalyst for Change
  • University of Bradford Union of Students - Cycling 4 All: The Veg Out Patch
  • University of Bristol and University of the West of England - Student Capital: Green Capital: Unleashing the power of Bristol Students
  • University of Edinburgh - Inspiring student-led action in social responsibility and sustainability
  • University of St Andrews - Transition University of St Andrews
  • University of Stirling & University of Stirling Students’ Union - The Green + Blue Space: The University of Stirling’s Environmental Heart
Student Engagement Finalists

Sustainability Champion Award - Staff Finalists

  • Luci Attala, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Gwenllian Beynon, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Vincent Montag, Goldsmiths, University of London
Sustainability Champion Award - Staff Finalists

Sustainability Champion Award - Student Finalists

  • Anja Fischenich, London South Bank University
  • Charlotte Rebekah Instone, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
  • Margaret Jennings, Goldsmiths, University of London
Sustainability Champion Award - Student Finalists

Sustainability Professional Award Finalists

  • Serena Bacuzzi, North Warwickshire and Hinckley College
  • Katy Boom, University of Worcester
  • David Chapman, University of Warwick
  • Martin Farley, King’s College London
  • Nicola Hogan, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Dr Aled Jones, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Alex Metcalfe, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Peter Rands, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Dr Rosemary Willatt, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
Sustainability Professional Award Finalists

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