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Green Gown Awards 2017

20 Nov 2017

Five Scottish colleges and universities won awards at the Green Gown Awards held in Manchester.

Organised by the SFC-funded Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the ceremony had 22 Winners and 19 Highly Commended entries from the shortlisted 113 finalists.

The Scottish winners were:

  • Borders College – Best Newcomer for the UK's first heat system that runs on sewage.
  • Perth College – Employability, for its WEEE Centre where students refurbish waste IT equipment for resale.
  • Ayrshire College – Student Engagement, for their Park Life project with students volunteering at a local park.
  • Edinburgh University – Enterprise, for their Swap and Reuse Hub (SHRUB) Co-operative.
  • South Lanarkshire College – Leadership Award, Angus Allan, depute principal.

Ayrshire College was also Highly Commended in the Community category for its “Older Adult” project supporting health and wellbeing for older people.

EAUC CEO Iain Patton co-hosted the ceremony alongside poet and Chancellor of the University of Manchester, Lemn Sissay MBE.

Closing the awards, Lemn said: “The leadership and innovation that we have seen tonight is truly awe inspiring. If all education institutions created individuals and initiatives like these, we would have a much brighter future full of leading lights.”

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