UAL is proud to set the standard for sustainability on campus, with pioneering initiatives at UAL’s London College of Fashion (LCF) winning two 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.