The EcoCampus project was initially set up and funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in 2005 (HEFCE) and is now a collaborative project between Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Loreus Ltd (EMS, software development & training consultancy). The Scheme offers the complete package for carbon and EMS support in the HE sector, where participants are walked through the process of designing, implementing and auditing a fully operational EMS. The scheme also includes a number of CPD workshops in key areas of environmental management such as environmental law, auditing and sustainable procurement.
At present, approximately 30% of the UK higher education sector is enrolled on the scheme. The phased approach means that universities gain recognition for improved environmental performance through a series of awards; Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The Platinum award is equivalent to the international standard ISO14001.
EcoCampus Progress To Date
A register of all the institutions participating in the scheme can be found here. The diagram details their current award on the EcoCampus scheme.
The 2011 cohort attracted 6 new institutions, with institutions encouraged to register interest in joining the next EcoCampus cohort, anticipated to start autumn 2012.
For further information about the EcoCampus Scheme and to register interest in joining the 2012 cohort, please contact the EcoCampus team by visiting the EcoCampus website.