Green Gown Awards 2014 | Leadership award to Professor Bailey; three awards to Plymouth


Professor Patrick Bailey (Keele University / London South Bank University since September 2014) won the Leadership Award at Green Gown Awards 2014 Ceremony at the University of Manchester on 3 November 2014. Roisin Lyle-Collins (University of Glasgow) won the other individual award, the Sustainability Champion Award.


The tenth award ceremony, hosted by Simon Reeve (author and TV presenter) and attended by over 360, announced the winners out of over 100 finalist projects from 62 UK tertiary education institutions.


Organised by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), this event annually celebrates the exceptional sustainability initiatives in the tertiary education sector in the UK, bringing together the sector’s sustainability leaders, drivers and thinkers.


Green Gown Awards 2014 | Organisation winners:


Best Newcomer | Uxbridge College
Carbon Reduction | Lancaster University
Construction and Refurbishment | University of Exeter
Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change | University of Strathclyde
Courses and Learning | Plymouth University 
Enterprise | Plymouth University 
Facilities and Services | University of Worcester
Food and Drink | Plymouth University
Research and Development | Queen’s University Belfast
Social Responsibility | Hull College
Student Engagement (Large Institution) | Manchester Metropolitan University

Student Engagement (Small Institution) | Redbridge Institute of Adult Education

Technical Innovation for Sustainability | University of the Arts London


2014 International Green Gown Award Winners:


Meanwhile, the International Green Gown Awards 2014 winners were announced on 6 November 2014 at the ACTS (Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability) Conference in Tasmania, Australia. In the fray were tertiary education institutions from Australasia, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg.
The international winners were:
Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change | RMIT University (Australia)

Social Responsibility | Hull College (UK)

Student Engagement | Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)




Image from the EAUC’s Facebook album ‘Green Gown Awards 2014′


For LinkedIn posts on 16 exemplars of UK universities (Bradford, Edinburgh, Essex, Gloucestershire, Keele, LSBU, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford Brookes, Southampton, Staffordshire, Surrey, UCL, UCLan, UWE and Worcester), please visit





Green Gown Awards 2014 | Over 100 finalist projects from 62 UK institutions are in fray


Green Gown Awards


Green Gown Awards 2014


Green Gown Awards 2014 | Winners


Green Gown Awards 2014 | Finalists


Green Gown Awards 2014 | Ceremony


The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC)


University of Manchester (the venue) | Sustainability


Case studies from Green Gown Awards 2013


International Green Gown Awards 2014


Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS)



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