Charles Sturt progresses to international finals after victory at Australasian Green Gown Award

18 NOVEMBER 2019

Charles Sturt progresses to international finals after victory at Australasian Green Gown Award

Charles Sturt University has been named a finalist in the International Green Gown Awards after winning the ‘Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change’ category at the Australasian round of the Awards.

  • Charles Sturt wins the ‘Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change’ category at the 2019 Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability Green Gown Awards
  • The win makes Charles Sturt a finalist in the International Green Gown Awards
  • Awards recognise excellence in sustainability within the tertiary education sector, with Australasian award winners announced on Thursday 14 November

Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) was a winner at the 2019 Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Green Gown Awards.

The University was announced as the winner of the ‘Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change’ category at a ceremony hosted by the University of Otago at Lanark Castle in Dunedin, New Zealand on Thursday 14 November.

The win makes Charles Sturt a finalist in the ‘Institution of the Year’ category in the 2020 International Green Gown Awards.

The ‘Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change’ category is awarded to a tertiary education institution that demonstrates a sustained and successful commitment to improving sustainability across the entire institution.

CSU Green Manager Mr Ed Maher said the win is an honour as the ‘Continuous Improvement’ category is the Awards’ most holistic and comprehensive award category and he is thrilled the University will automatically progress as finalists in the International Green Gown Awards.

“Thank you to everyone at Charles Sturt University who works tirelessly every day to implement actions to continually improve our progress towards our sustainability goals,” he said.

“This award win demonstrates Charles Sturt University is an industry leader in sustainable practices, and we are committed to continually improving sustainability across the entire institution.

“We are really looking forward to showcasing Charles Sturt University’s sustainability credentials on the global stage next year.”

Charles Sturt was one of only two tertiary education providers to be named a finalist in two of the Australian Green Gown Awards for 2019.

The second category Charles Sturt was a finalist for was the ‘Learning, Teaching and Skills’ category, which recognises the University’s commitment to embedding sustainability-related skills and capabilities across all undergraduate courses and subjects.

“We extend our congratulations to our colleagues at Victoria University of Wellington who won this award,” Mr Maher said.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Mr Ed Maher, contact Rebecca Tomkins at Charles Sturt Media on 02 6365 7111 or news@csu.edu.au

Image note (left to right, second from left): CSU Green staff members Mr Ed Maher, Ms Kym Witney-Soanes, and Ms Michelle Wilkinson.


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