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Gearing up for Green Gowns

Gearing up for Green Gowns

10 Oct 2017

The awards are run by the SFC-funded EAUC (Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges). This year SFC is sponsoring the Continuous Improvement category after sponsoring the Student Engagement category for several years.

Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise sustainability initiatives in universities and colleges across the UK and Ireland.

The Scottish finalists are:

  • Borders College – Best Newcomer, for its Energy Centre, a heating plant using sewage/waste water as a sustainable heat source. 
  • Ayrshire College – Community, for its “Older Adult” project supporting health and wellbeing  for older people; Student Engagement, for their Park Life project  with students volunteering with conservation staff at a local park.
  • University of Edinburgh – Continuous Improvement, for its Zero by 2040 commitment to become zero carbon; Enterprise, for their Swap and Reuse Hub (SHRUB) Co-operative; Learning and Skills, for their Vets Go Green! project educating vets and the public on ways to conserve the local and global ecosystem.
  • Perth College UHI – Employability, for its WEEE Centre where students refurbish waste IT equipment for resale.
  • University of Glasgow – Leadership Award, Dr David Duncan, chief operating officer.
  • South Lanarkshire College – Leadership Award, Angus Allan, depute principal.

You can find out more in the finalists brochure.

The winners will be announced on 15 November at a ceremony in Manchester.