International Green Gown Awards


The International Green Gown Awards are open to all universities and colleges around the world and celebrate great sustainability initiatives.

The International Green Gown Awards are supported by UN Environment and are open to any university or college across the world. The 2020 Awards cycle is now open and will close on 31 March 2020. Find the application form and criteria here

Is your institution the most sustainable institution of the year?
Is your institution benefitting society?
Is your institution empowering students?

Endorsed by UN Environment, the International Green Gown Awards are looking for inspirational sustainability leaders. Recognising exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by the world's universities and colleges, the International Green Gown Awards set the bar and put every learning institution at the heart of delivering the UN Global Goals.

This initiative is working in partnership with The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), International Association of Universities (IAU) and the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative. The International Green Gown Awards are administered by EAUC.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government