Green Gown Awards – Awarding sustainability excellence

TUCO are proudly sponsoring the Green Gown Awards, food and drink category

The Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK. The awards have become established as the most prestigious recognition of best practice within tertiary education.

The food and drink category includes all food, drink and hospitality aspects of institutions. It will be expected that standard credentials will usually be in place (such as Food for Life Catering Mark; free-range eggs; Fairtrade; seasonal and local food; Marine Stewardship Council; food waste etc.). It includes innovative campaigns across institutions that show creativity and consideration for how food and drink is procured and served and ultimately how behaviour change has been encouraged across staff, students and the broader community.  In particular, judges will be looking for the whole life-cycle approach from concept to waste; promoting awareness (being informed); making informed choices (considering environmental and social issues); improving entire systems (by avoiding decisions that fix one problem but cause another) and informed selections (putting decisions in context with facts from all parts of the life-cycle).

For more information on the Awards visit the EAUC website.

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