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University’s leadership in sustainability recognised with an International Green Gown Award

The University of Tasmania’s excellence in sustainability was recognised on the world stage this week, when it secured a prestigious International Green Gown Award.

The University took out the Community category recognising the collaborative group Education for Sustainability (EfS) Tasmania, at the awards held in Marseille, France.

EfS Tasmania is a United Nations-recognised Regional Centre of Expertise established in 2015, resulting from University of Tasmania leadership within our community to recognise sustainability leaders and establish a statewide network of Tasmanian sustainability partners delivering initiatives across education and research, community, business and government.

Ongoing EfS Tasmania activities deliver on the University commitment as a Talloires Declaration signatory to incorporate sustainability literacy into teaching and learning and research as well as broad-based community engagement and partnership activities in sustainability.

 “Winning the International Green Gown Award in the Community category is wonderfully re-affirming of the formal and informal partnerships focused on educating for sustainability that exist in a distributed leadership model between the University of Tasmania, other Tasmanian educators at all levels, community groups, businesses and individuals across the State,” University of Tasmania Sustainability Lead Corey Peterson said.

“It is through collaborative efforts such as EfS Tasmania that fantastic social, environmental and financial sustainability outcomes can be achieved through shared resources, passion, knowledge and skills across a broad cross-section of the Tasmanian community.

“The University of Tasmania is proud to play a pivotal role in contributing to sustainable futures.”

Established as the most prestigious recognition of sustainability best practice within the education sector globally, the International Green Gown Awards provide benchmarks for excellence and are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and are supported by the United Nations, national governments and education bodies.


Published on: 17 May 2018 4:02pm