Green Gown Awards for sustainability

The University of Tasmania took home two awards at the Green Gown Awards Australasia on 3 November.

The annual awards, now in their seventh year, recognise tertiary institutions that are championing sustainability, and are run by the peak higher education sector group for sustainability, Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS).

The University won the Learning, Teaching and Skills award for its Sustainability Integration Program for Students (SIPS) and was highly commended in the Student Engagement category for partnership with Source Community Wholefoods on the Sandy Bay campus.

The University was also shortlisted in the Built Environment Award for the NRAS Inveresk accommodation development and Individual Excellence (Student) for Thomas Crawford, who is involved in SIPS projects and Source.

Sustainability Manager Corey Peterson congratulated all staff and students involved in the nominated projects.

“Making it to the finals of these awards is an achievement in itself, and we are thrilled our collective efforts to support the University on its sustainability journey have been acknowledged in these four categories - to have been awarded in two is outstanding,” he said.

CAPTION: Amanda Sinclair, Kamal Singh, Corey Peterson and Kim Beasy with the University of Tasmania's Green Gown Awards.

Published on: 11 Nov 2016 9:50am