2012 Finalists

Here are the 2012 Finalists

Best Newcomer*

  • Belfast Metropolitan College - EnviroMET - sustainability at the heart of Belfast Metropolitan College
  • Bloomsbury Colleges - Shared Environmental Management System Implementation
  • Derby College - Broomfield Hall Food Hub - Encouraging the public to buy local and grow their own
  • London Metropolitan University - EnviroMet - Starting the Sustainability Journey at London Metropolitan University
  • Redbridge Institute of Adult Education - A Greener Future
  • South Thames College - Education for Sustainable Development - Community engagement and the curriculum

Carbon Reduction

sponsored by SPCE

  • Edinburgh Napier University - Edinburgh Napier: Sustained Carbon Reduction
  • University of Birmingham - Project: Bridging the gap - Continuous reduction in carbon footprint.
  • University of Bradford - Using the Waste Hierarchy - a university toolkit
  • University of Cambridge - Building on the success of the Electricity Incentivisation Scheme
  • University of Cumbria - How to eliminate the need for a large pool car fleet

Colleges and Smaller Institutions

  • Circus Space - Circus Space Energy Awareness Campaign (EAC)
  • Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service (DACES) - Derbyshire Eco Centre
  • Edinburgh College (formerly Jewel & Esk College) - E-Car Project
  • Walsall Adult and Community College - A Sustainable Institution and an Excellent Institution are one and the same. We are trying to prove it!

Construction and Refurbishment

sponsored by CUBO

  • Aston University - Historic Woodcock Sports Centre Refurbishment
  • Barnsley College - Jefferson Sheard Architects - Think Low Carbon Centre
  • University of Leeds - Charles Morris Hall
  • University of Bradford - The Green: Large Scale Student Accommodation
  • University of Exeter - Reduction through Refurbishment - Kay House Duryard
  • University of Worcester - Smarter thinking: how an innovative and sustainable retrofit in Worcester has delivered a new teaching and recreational facility for half the cost of a new build

Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change#

  • Coleg Gwent - The 5 year Plan - Integration of Sustainability, Waste Management and Social Responsibility
  • Harper Adams University College - The four-times carbon-neutral campus
  • Manchester Metropolitan University - Let’s make a sustainable planet - Manchester Metropolitan University’s campus-wide commitment to creating a sustainable future
  • Pembrokeshire College - Taking Big Steps to leave a small footprint
  • University of Gloucestershire - Assuring Quality Futures: Sustainability at the Heart of the Curriculum System


sponsored by HEA

  • Dumfries and Galloway College - Embedding education for sustainable development (ESD) in the curriculum.
  • Keele University - Environment and Sustainability: A transformational sustainability degree for undergraduates
  • Nottingham Trent University - Student ‘Eco Videos’
  • University of Gloucestershire - Everyone’s Business: An Integrated Approach For Future-Focused Business Education
  • University of Leicester - Sustainable Futures Modules
  • University of Manchester - Sustainable Consumption Institute Centre for Doctoral Training (SCI CDT)

Green ICT

sponsored by Future-Tech

  • Aberystwyth University - PAWS (Powerdown And Wake System)
  • Coventry University - Powerdown - Deep sleep for inactive computers
  • De Montfort University - Greenview: seeing energy differently
  • Nottingham Trent University - Sunny spells keeping servers cool
  • University of Exeter Students’ Guild - Students’ Guild Green ICT initiative

Learning and Skills

  • University of Nottingham - The Nottingham Advantage Award: Sustainability Grand Challenge
  • Trade Union Studies Centre at Lewisham College - Eco-Skills to Influence Communities
  • University of East London - Do the Greenthing: Upskilling students and staff
  • University of Exeter - Big Dilemmas Project

Modernisation - Effectiveness and Efficiency in the Estate*

sponsored by AUDE

  • Edinburgh Napier University - Estate Modernisation and Rationalisation
  • Pembrokeshire College - A winning approach to deliver effectiveness and efficiency across the estate
  • South Devon College - 14-16 Vocational Curriculum Study Programme based at Red Rock Skills Centre
  • University of the West of Scotland - University of the West of Scotland & Scottish Agricultural College, Ayr Campus, Ayr, South Ayrshire
  • University of Worcester - Joined-up thinking: how ‘the hive’ delivers a shared vision between a university and county council for the benefit of the wider community


sponsored by SPCE

  • Nottingham Trent University - Buying into sustainable procurement
  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) - “The Hare and the Tortoise Race to Sustainable Procurement at UCLan”

Promoting Positive Behaviour

  • Nottingham Trent University - Ucycle @ NTU
  • Queen’s University Belfast - ‘Embracing a Low Carbon Future’ - Empowering staff at all levels to promote positive environmental behaviours
  • University of Exeter - Savvy Cycling
  • University of Leeds - ‘italladdsup’ energy reduction campaign
  • University of Oxford - Swap Shop
  • University of Salford - New life for old pants!

Research and Development

  • Aston University - The European Bioenergy Research Institute Pyroformer - a new sustainable energy solution
  • Cranfield University - The Risk Centre - a strategic partnership for improving environmental risk management in Defra
  • Nottingham Trent University - Future Factory
  • SRUC (formerly Scottish Agricultural College) - GreenCow
  • The Open University - SusTEACH: Sustainability Tools for the Environmental Appraisal of the Carbon impacts of Higher Education (HE) Teaching Models using ICTs

Social Responsibility#

sponsored by Sodexo

  • De Montfort University - Square Mile (Mile2)
  • Hull College - East Hull Voids Project
  • Nottingham Trent University - NTU Astronomy Placements: A Place in Time
  • University of Gloucestershire - Sport Malawi – Change for Good!
  • University of Manchester - ‘Living Worlds’ at the Manchester Museum

Student Initiatives and Campaigns#

sponsored by SFC

  • London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE Sustainable Projects Fund
  • University of Greenwich - People & Planet - People & Planet Green League
  • University of Manchester - The University of Manchester - Your Halls Green Fund
  • University of Leicester - Environment Team Student Volunteering Programme
  • University of Southampton - Southampton Blackout: A night out with the lights out
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