Conservia would like to congratulate all the energy sustainability award winners and finalists at the Green Gown Awards 2016. The Awards recognise Sustainability actions and initiatives of those in the tertiary education sector. The winners and finalists all demonstrated excellence in their probing and challenging of current energy efforts in the tertiary education sector to make sustainability changes for the better.
On the 4th November, sustainability leaders from across Australia and New Zealand gathered for the prestigious Green Gown Awards 2016 awards night. The highly anticipated Awards ceremony brought together the leaders and drivers of sustainability initiatives within the tertiary education sector. It highlights the sector’s achievements and allows delegates the opportunity to network and be inspired by the sector’s finalists. This year there were 34 finalists from 17 institutions, with 14 winners representing 9 institutions from across Australasia who are leading the way with their commitment to the global sustainability agenda.
Recognising and rewarding institutions for their sustainability actions and initiatives
Every year the Awards bring together some of the most inspirational sustainability projects from across the sector. Showcasing a diverse range of innovative and ethical initiatives, the Awards demonstrate that sustainability and ‘being green’ continues to gain importance across our campuses.
The awards have become the highest form of recognition of sustainability best practice within the tertiary education sector. The Green Gown Awards 2016 acknowledges outstanding team and individual achievements towards energy sustainability projects. These awards focus on those who are driving and making positive change and who further the discussion of energy sustainability within the tertiary education sector.
The Green Gown Awards 2016 recognised institutional activities which have a substantial impact on improving energy sustainability. Institutions, large and small, were all considered, and the awards for best practice sustainability actions and initiatives were announced.
Congratulations to the Green Gown Awards 2016 winners and finalists through Australasia – and a big thank you too. Everyone has made such a substantial positive impact on energy sustainability. We respect and value all the effort, dedication and contribution to planning and delivering energy sustainable initiatives that are transforming the tertiary education sector.
Shining a spotlight on energy sustainability in the tertiary education sector
The winners of the Green Gown Awards 2016 for Australasia were:
- Monash University, Victoria – Built Environment
- Charles Sturt University, NSW – Carbon Reduction
- RMIT University, Victoria – Carbon Reduction (Highly Commended)
- The University of Queensland, QLD – Community Engagement
- University of Technology Sydney, NSW – Community Engagement (Highly Commended)
- The University of Queensland, QLD – Facilities & Services
- University of Technology Sydney, NSW – Continuous Improvement
- University of Tasmania, Tasmania – Learning, Teaching & Research
- University of Tasmania, Tasmania – Student Engagement (Highly Commended)
- University of Waikato, NZ – Student Engagement
- La Trobe University (Professor John Dewar), Victoria – Leadership
- University of Melbourne (Danielle Rostan-Herbert), Victoria – ACTS Award of Excellence – Staff
- University of Technology, Sydney (Daisy Amanaki) – ACTS Award of Excellence Staff (Highly Commended)
- University of Melbourne (Emily Newton), Victoria – ACTS Award of Excellence – Student