Bournemouth’s Annie East shortlisted for National Green Gown award

Annie East,  lecturer in the Department of Media Production has been shortlisted for a national teaching and learning award for her sustainability work:

Greening the screen; facing the challenge of embedding education for sustainable development into higher education media production courses

An extract from the EAUC Press release shows the significance of this achievement:

This year’s UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards’ finalists are proving post-16 education is at the forefront of the effort to deliver solutions to the most pressing global challenges of our time.
Having been a leading participant in the United Nations negotiations to develop 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development – the UK and Ireland must fulfil its commitment to deliver the Goals. For this to happen, it is clear from the hundreds of applicants to the Green Gown Awards that the Government must invest more in the solutions being developed in our Higher and Further Education institutes. They are leading the way as agents of change within our communities at home and abroad.
After a tough judging session, the applicants have been whittled down to 113 finalists across 15 categories. These projects range from electric pool cars to music albums dedicated to climate change. They include ambitious zero carbon targets, pioneering new ways to create heat sources from waste and the largest Passivhaus building in the UK.
The finalists represent nearly 1.5 million students and just under a quarter of a million members of staff leading the

Full information on the award is here:


Eagle eyes readers of the CEL blog will know Annie also recently won a BU award for her work in this area. There will be a call for entries for the BU Sustainability in Teaching award in the new academic year, watch the CEL blog or contact BU Sustainability Manager, Dr Neil Smith

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