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University in the running for national sustainability awards

University of Gloucestershire is a finalist in two categories of prestigious national awards celebrating sustainability excellence within Further and Higher Education.

Established in 2004, the UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards – delivered in association with UK Research and Innovation – recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges.

The University, a trailblazer in Education for Sustainability and International Green Gown Award winner, is a finalist in two categories this year, Next Generation Learning and Skills, and Reporting with Influence.

The University has reached the final of the Next Generation Learning and Skills category for its innovative project enabling students to ask important questions about the authenticity and depth of sustainability learning at their university.

The University won the same category at the 2020 Awards for its ‘A Rounder Sense of Purpose’ project that went to achieve more success in winning a 2021 International Green Gown Award, beating finalists from Finland, Malaysia, Switzerland and Brazil.

The University has been shortlisted for this year’s Reporting with Influence award in recognition of its online Annual Sustainability Report highlighting its strategy, performance and achievements, including progress towards its net zero carbon emissions target by 2030.

The University’s previous successes include winning the 2019 Green Gown Award for Research with Impact in recognition of the work of Professor Adam Hart and Professor Anne Goodenough to develop low-cost thermal imaging solutions to reduce rhino poaching.

The winners of the UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards 2023, which are administered by the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education, will be announced at an awards ceremony in November, with the winners going forward to the International Green Gown Awards.