ECSA's sustainability project, Go Green, has been short-listed in this year's Green Gown Awards for UK and Ireland.

We have been short-listed alongside 10 other institutions across the UK and Ireland for the Student Engagment Award, recognising the impact we have had with our sustainability work on the wider student body at Edinburgh College.

The Go Green project ran from April 2020 to June 2022 and focussed on active travel, climate education, food waste reduction, and clothing re-use. Despite the project running through the global pandemic, almost all original targets were exceeeded, engaging more than 3000 students and diverting a total of c.6 metric tonnes of food & clothing from waste. 

ECSA Director, Al Wilson said:

"We are thrilled to have been short-listed for this prestigeous national award - the only Students' Association across the UK and Ireland to have done so out of the 51 institutions shortlisted for all awards. We are all very proud of the groundbreaking work we have done through the Students' Association around sustainability and how well we work together with the wider College to ensure climate education & action stays at the top of the agenda for everyone.

Personally, I am delighted for the staff and Officers for this well-deserved recognition for all of their hard work. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with colleagues across the College and beyond as we address the climate emergency, helping students make positive choices now, and in their futures. Team work makes the dream work. "  

The awards winners will be announced as part of the EAUC (Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges) Conference in Lougborough on the 8th of November. 

Find out more about the Go Green project here