College Education for Sustainable Development Project

The project addresses ESD activity across the college sector in Scotland and closely aligns to the Scottish Government’s Action Plan for the Second Half of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: Learning for Change.

The project will continue to deliver practical advice and support relating to embedding the principles of Sustainable Development into the curriculum, specifically via:

  • Provision of ESD Workbooks specific to topic areas. To access these workbooks, please see here.
  • The provision of CPD sessions tailored to your own institutional needs;

  • Engaging with students and student groups;

  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of “Green Weeks” on your college campus;

  • Signposting appropriate learning resources in relation to ESD;

  • Working with SQA and curriculum teams to embed ESD into new course provision;

  • Continuing to work with the PLDF to ensure the principles of ESD are prioritised in lecturer standards;

  • Supporting the creation of a UN Regional Centre of Expertise (Scotland) to ensure a lasting legacy for ESD in Scotland’s colleges beyond the conclusion of the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (June 2014).

If you are interested in involving your project with the programme and accessing any of these services, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

Project consultant: John Salter – – mobile 0789 1075374

Project consultant: Elaine Crawford -

EAUC Scotland Office:

Click here to find out more information on the FE College Topic Support Network.