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2017 Awards


Why you should enter?

The 2017 Green Gown Awards Australasia are open to all Australasian tertiary education institutions including universities, TAFE, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Registered Training Organisations (RTO).
Being recognised in the Awards can have huge benefits: within your institution; the local community; the wider sector and even globally. Many of us are now involved in sustainability projects but how do we let others know about it? How do we inspire our team and others to do more? How do we learn from other peoples experiences? Applying for the Green Gown Awards Australasia is a good place to start!

The key benefits of applying:

  • Engage your staff and students and acknowledge the team’s efforts
  • Gain recognition from senior management
  • Increase awareness about your sustainability projects in Australasia, UK and internationally
  • Raise your profile and showcase your sustainability excellence via events, case studies and videos
  • Join a network of exceptional institutions with year-long promotion for your institution
  • And lastly re-energise and motivate your sustainability commitment!

How to Enter

We’ve put together a number of comprehensive resources together to help you with your application. Be sure to check out the following pages for all you need to know to make your application shine…

Need some inspiration?

Then look no further! The ethos of the Awards is to ensure the lessons and examples of good practice are shared within the sector and beyond, many of our finalists, highly commended and winning entries from 2016, and all those before going back to 2011, have all worked hard to provide short 2 minute case study videos on their projects. Browse the extensive resources and learn from others best practice case studies.
Need help? Watch the top tips for success webinar, which gives you an insight into what the judges are looking for and how to address the category criteria.

Recognition is global

There has never been a better time to get involved with the Awards as the International Green Gown Awards. The Green Gown Awards are now represented in Australasia, UK & Ireland, French-speaking Europe (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg) and Canada, as well as 6 UNEP regions (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and West Asia) through the GUPES Green Gown Awards. Winners from each of the regions will compete for the international title in 3 categories, making Recognition for all your hard work truly global.

Support the Awards

If you, or an organisation you know, wish to align themselves with the most prestigious sustainability Awards scheme in Australasia then please do contact us now. The official Sponsorship Prospectus will be available soon, offering a number of packages to choose from including headline and category supporters. Increase your brand exposure with almost every institution in Australasia by aligning with this well recognised brand. Promotion is for the whole of the Awards cycle which can be almost 12 months long, so a sponsorship package truly is great value for money. Make those connections:

Contact the Awards team: ggaa@acts.asn.au

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