Low Carbon Oxford Week reaches finals in national sustainability awards

Monday, 11 July 2016

Green Gown Awards 2016

Oxford Brookes University along with the University of Oxford and Oxford City Council have been announced as finalists in the Green Gown Awards 2016.

The organisations have been shortlisted in the Community Category for Low Carbon Week Oxford which took place between 11 and 19 June 2016. 

The Green Gown Awards, organised by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland as the education sector leads a path to efficiency, employability and better quality of life for all. 

Sustainability is at the core of everything we do at Oxford Brookes and we aim to have a positive impact on our staff, students, suppliers, and community. It’s great that Low Carbon Oxford Week has been recognised by EAUC in this way.

David Brugman, Environmental Services Manager, Oxford Brookes University

David Brugman, Environmental Services Manager at Oxford Brookes University said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted in the Green Gown Awards with our partners Oxford City Council and the University of Oxford.

“Sustainability is at the core of everything we do at Oxford Brookes and we aim to have a positive impact on our staff, students, suppliers, and community. It’s great that Low Carbon Oxford Week has been recognised by EAUC in this way.”

Low Carbon Oxford Week is a city-wide summer festival which uses culture, creativity and community to inspire local people to take action against climate change, and lead healthier and greener lifestyles.

A whole range of events, conferences and workshops took place throughout the week, including Oxford Brookes’ Big Green Treasure Hunt, which took participants on a quest across the city to explore all things sustainable and answer questions along the way.

Iain Patton, Chief Executive of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges said: “The Green Gown Awards provide our learning institutions and their staff and students a real opportunity to break down the barriers and achieve engagement and change. The Awards bring together leaders, academics, managers, students and wider communities together to recognise the pioneering achievements being made across education, both in the UK and globally, for a better quality of life and more sustainable future.”

The winners of the Green Gown Awards 2016 will be announced at a prestigious ceremony held at The Athena in Leicester on 10 November, in partnership with De Montfort University and University of Leicester.