Green Gown Awards Australasia

  • GGAA2014_Group Winners & HCNow in their sixth year, the Awards are quickly being established as the most prestigious recognition of sustainability best practice within the tertiary education sector in Australasia. As sustainability continues to move up the global agenda, the Green Gown Awards Australasia are providing the opportunity to recognise institutions, large and small and reward their sustainability actions and initiatives.


    This is a night not to be missed! Register for your ticket – book now!


    Green Gown Awards Australasia Ceremony

    ACTS will proudly host the sixth annual Green Gown Awards Australasia ceremony on Thursday 22 October 2015 at Geelong’s premier venue – The Pier.

    The iconic waterfront venue boasts stunning panoramic views, giving this year’s Awards ceremony a taste of the coast. Delivered in conjunction with the 15th International ACTS Conference dinner this is a night to embrace all things sustainable, recognising and rewarding those delivering sustainability excellence.

    The highly anticipated Awards ceremony brings 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. Show your support by being a part of the most prestigious recognition of sustainability best practice within tertiary education!


    The event will commence at 6:15pm with dinner at 7pm including a 3 course specially prepared chef’s menu featuring local, ethical produce. The Awards ceremony takes place from 8:30 – 10pm. Live entertainment with local band ‘Good faces for Radio’ will finish at 12 midnight. The dress code is evening wear.

    The local community has also been involved in making this night truly special, with students of ‘St Therese’ Primary school in Torquay making unique ‘recycled’ table decorations. We cannot wait to see these amazing creations!

    Sustainability Ethos

    We take sustainability seriously in everything we do. We work closely with the venue and all our partners to ensure this event is as sustainable as possible. We encourage all our delegates to take public transport wherever possible – the venue is about a 5 minute walk from Geelong train station. Please view a map here.

    All communications are electronic and the finalist brochure produced will be on 100% recycled paper. The trophies are made by our very talented, local artist Kirsten LakenSpirit of Glass – using 100% recycled glass.

    International Green Gown Awards Australasia

    Once the Australasian winners have been announced – those in the Community Innovation, Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change and Student Engagement categories will then compete for the International title against UK and French –Speaking Europe and Canada. Announced live in the UK on Thursday 26 November 2015, be the first to find out who has taken the international title. Not able to attend? – the event will be streamed live via Youtube. Watch this space for more details.


    Want to support the Awards?

    There is still time to align yourselves with the most prestigious sustainability Awards scheme in Australasia. The Green Gown Awards Australasia offers unique brand recognition within the tertiary education sector in Australasia and internationally. Allow yourself to make that connection…

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    For information please check out the Awards website