The STACEES team are delighted that our work received recognition in the University’s recent success at the Green Gown Awards. The University of St Andrews won the ‘Sustainability Institution of the Year’ category last week in the UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards 2021. The conferral of this award to the University recognises our work (since we launched in April this year) on strengthening research on climate change, energy, the environment and sustainability alongside other sustainability initiatives at the University such as Eden Campus and Transition.
This year’s awards also saw the Winner of the Student Engagement category go to the Third Generation Project, a think tank focussed on education for climate justice based at the University. You can learn more about some of the initiatives that contributed to the University’s success in multiple award categories this year, such as the Third Generation Project and Eden Campus, in STACEES’ recently released digital booklet ‘The Sustainability Series’, available here: www.stacees.ac.uk/research.
The University of St Andrews was “commended by the judges for the drive shown by its leadership in creating the Environmental Sustainability Board and for weaving sustainability throughout the University, from support for individual action to energy planning and the launch of a student-inspired programme for carbon offsetting.”
The full write-up about the University’s success at the Green Gown Awards and its sustainability work is available here: St Andrews wins Green Gown Awards | University of St Andrews news (st-andrews.ac.uk). Congratulations to our colleagues at the Third Generation Project and to everyone who has contributed to the University’s work on sustainability. The STACEES team look forward to continuing to collaborate with members of the University community and beyond as we drive forward the University’s sustainability vision together.