College Named as Green Gown International Awards Finalist

The college has been shortlisted in the Benefiting Society category for its Making the Most of the Coast – Marine Plastics project.

Recognising the exceptional sustainability work undertaken by the world’s colleges and universities, the International Green Gown Awards are supported by UN Environment and are widely recognised as setting the bar for achievement on green issues.

Delivered in partnership with The Dumfries Devorgilla Rotary Club, Solway Firth Partnership, and Eco Warriors, Making the Most of the Coast has seen photography and visual communications students create animation and photography works to highlight the impact of plastic on marine life.

The college has enjoyed significant success at the Green Gown Awards, winning previously on the national level and also qualifying for the international competition.

Dumfries and Galloway College is proud to have qualified once more for this prestigious competition and looks forward with anticipation to the awards ceremony on 6 July.

Principal Joanna Campbell said;

“Sustainability is fundamentally important to our vision for the future at Dumfries and Galloway College.

“We have undertaken several projects, including our brilliant Making the Most of the Coast initiative, aimed at ensuring that our part of the world remains the clean, green, and forward-thinking place we have helped it to become.

“Being shortlisted at the International Green Gown Awards 2022 is a source of significant pride for us and we look forward to joining with our colleagues across the sector to celebrate our achievements.”