MSP Harper congratulates college’s Green Gown credentials

South Scotland MSP Emma Harper has raised a motion in parliament to congratulate Dumfries & Galloway College upon their successful nominations in two categories at the global Green Gown Awards 2020.



Dumfries & Galloway College has been nominated in the Green Gown Awards 2020 which recognise positive contributions to the environment.

The College has been nominated in both the Next Generation Learning and Skills, and Sustainability Institution of the Year Award categories for its Finally! Success which involved its implementation of remote teaching and learning and its D&G A green region projects respectively.


The awards are open to any tertiary education establishment, including all post-16 educational institutions such as colleges, universities, learning and skills institutions and offers twelve different categories for nominations. UK & Ireland nominations compete with an ever-increasing list of educational establishments from across the globe, who evidence a commitment to creating a sustainable future.

Ms Harper commented;

“I’d like to congratulate all the students and staff involved at Dumfries & Galloway College on these fantastic nominations in the Green Gown Awards which recognise their hard work and determination.

“I have raised a motion in parliament in support and recognition of this great achievement by Dumfries & Galloway College which has become a leading and exemplary institution in terms of cutting carbon emissions, developing green initiatives, recycling and renewables, and green technologies under the leadership of Principal, Joanna Campbell and her team who have been promoting such a positive ethos at the college.

“I’d like to wish Dumfries & Galloway College the very best of luck for the Awards when they are announced next year.”

Principal of Dumfries & Galloway College, Joanna Campbell, said;


“I am thrilled that our college has been nominated for two Green Gown Awards.

“These awards recognise some of the leading environmental contributions made around the world and so to be included among them is a real honour for us.“Commitment to renewables, conservation, and promoting a green future, both in our beautiful region in the South of Scotland and across the country, is key to everything we do at Dumfries and Galloway College and will continue to inform our policy and practice into the future.”

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony to take place in March/April 2021.