Deadline: 8 June 2016
The awards seek to o inspire excellence, enhance collaboration and to encourage replication of sustainability projects.
The judging criteria will be based on the project as a whole, with the ultimate deciding factor being which project has the biggest scale of impact (dissemination, replication, within and outside of the sector, national and international reach).
- Best Newcomer: those institutions that are starting their sustainability journey including institutions that have not been a finalist before.
- Built Environment: Recognizing new or refurbished buildings or student residences in tertiary education which have good energy and environmental performance.
- Carbon Reduction: Recognizing initiatives which have achieved significant reductions in the carbon footprint of an institution through the likes of:Energy consumption and source; Waste reduction, recycling and responsible disposal; Sustainable travel planning and management.
- Community – inclusion in the International Green Gown Award: initiatives by tertiary education institutions which create significant benefits for local communities, disadvantaged groups (including disability and accessibility in the broader sense) and/or society as a whole in either the UK (or host country) or developing countries.
- Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change – inclusion in the International Green Gown Awards: Recognizing sustained and successful activities to improve the performance of tertiary education institutions, faculties and buildings over a number of years and offers a whole institution approach.
- Enterprise and Employability: Recognizing social, social media, sustainable enterprise, and financial sustainability and employability skills as key ingredients of contemporary education to ensure a supply of education leavers who can rise to the 21st century’s economic, environmental and social challenges.
- Facilities and Services: Recognizing facility and service excellence across an institution and how sustainability aspects are embedded throughout.
- Food and Drink: This category includes all food, drink and hospitality aspects of institutions. It will be expected that standard credentials will usually be in place (such as Food for Life Catering Mark; free-range eggs; Fairtrade; seasonal and local food; Marine Stewardship Council; food waste etc.).
- Learning and Skills: Recognizing achievement in the development of academic courses, skills and capabilities relevant to sustainability.
- Research and Development (Institution – REVISED FOR 2016): Recognizing the importance of research and development by tertiary education as a driver of sustainable development.
- Research and Development (Student – NEW FOR 2016): Recognizing excellent student research that progress the field of sustainability.
- Student Engagement – inclusion in International Green Gown Award: Recognizing the importance of research and development by tertiary education as a driver of sustainable development.
- Sustainability Reporting – NEW FOR 2016: This Award aims to assess the quality and relevance of sustainability reporting offered throughout the publicly available information provided by institutions.
- Sustainability Champion Award: Recognizing people whose involvement has made a positive impact be that on their peers, their institution, their students, their local community or their local workforce.
- Sustainability Professional Award: Recognizing people at any level (except Executive level, please submit under the Leadership Award) who have worked hard at pushing boundaries and are doing exemplary work.
- Leadership Award: Recognizing individuals’ at the most senior level in institutions and those operating alongside them in senior leadership team positions including institutional governance.
How to Apply
- Interested applicants can download the application forms via given website.
- The Green Gown Awards is a two stage application process. Stage 1 involves a short application form. A panel of sector experts will assess these to produce a list of finalists for each category. These finalist entries will then be invited to submit a fuller application for stage 2.
For more information, please visit this link.
The 2016 Green Gown Awards Australasia will be launching on 17th May.