Since 2004, the Green Gown Awards UK and Ireland have been recognising the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK and Ireland. All categories are open to any post-16 education establishment – including colleges, universities and learning and skills institutions.

One category that may be of interest to TUCO members is Campus Health, Food and Drink. This category has been revised for 2020 and includes all food, drink, kitchen and hospitality aspects of healthy, sustainable institutions. Applications are to show a holistic life-cycle approach and go beyond good practice/current trends and that standard credentials, as examples of good practice, will already be in place.

The judges will be looking for holistic approaches across the whole institution that show creativity, innovation and consideration for how healthy food and drink is procured, cooked and served considering environmental and social issues and making informed selections.

Stage 1 closes at noon on 9 September 2020