UAL is proud to set the standard for sustainability on campus, with pioneering initiatives at UAL’s London College of Fashion (LCF) winning 2 awards and one ‘highly commended’ accolade at the 2018 Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland; in a year which saw a total of five nominations across the university.
The prestigious Green Gowns combine 87 finalist institutions in 12 different categories, representing over 1 million students and 172,000 staff. They celebrate remarkable sustainable initiatives in universities and colleges in the UK and Ireland that are leading the way in creating a better future for us all.
Benefitting Society: Winner: Rethinking Rehabilitation and connecting communities through craft project – a collaboration between the San Patrignano rehabilitation community in Italy and the Making for Change unit.
Next Generation Learning and Skills: Winner: Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World – our free online course in partnership with Kering, which was announced earlier this year.
Student Engagement Award: Highly Commended: for LCF x ASOS visioning the circular economy – our collaboration with online retailer ASOS.
Sustainability Champions: Finalist – for the work of UAL technician Claudine Henry
Campus of the Future: Finalist – for ‘Celebrate Camberwell‘, our redeveloped campus at Camberwell College of Arts
UAL Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Carrington:
“Winning two Green Gown Awards recognises and celebrates the fantastic sustainability work taking place within the UAL community. Our Sustainability Manifesto guides our focus through a holistic set of themes, increasing engagement with sustainability and catalysing progress within and beyond our institution.”
The 2018 achievement demonstrate important year-on-year progress for UAL. LCF graduate Laura Salisbury was highly commended last year; and in 2016 UAL’s Head of Sustainability Ian Lane was recognised.