Using LiFE to engage

You can use LiFE to gets people from right across your institution involved. In order to get your team fully engaged you might want to consider the following steps:

  • Arrange a meeting to discuss the system with all staff involved. Use our information guides, powerpoint presentation and videos to guide the discussion.

  • Get your team exploring the Priority Areas and Frameworks - the guidance provided can aid learning on the principles and elements of all aspects of sustainability. Use the definitions and further guidance as teaching tools and discuss how your institution addresses each one currently.

  • You can use tools and reports that you already produce in the relevant areas such as Environmental Management Systems, Green League and EcoCampus.

  • Allocate responsibilities to the relevant people within your organisation who will lead on delivering against each of the Frameworks. Don't worry if there are gaps at this stage, start with what you already have. Work through the Priority Areas systematically and one at a time. For example, one per month over a four-month period, alongside a monthly meeting with your team would give you a good feel for how you are doing in your self-assessment.

  • Use the Sustainability Exchange to find samples of policies, reports and tools to address any actions. Use them to create your own versions and then share them with us so we can help others.

  • Set regular meetings to acertain progress on actions you've set for yourself.

  • Get your team trained - view EAUC events and webinars. Also, ensure all of your team has seen the Introduction to Sustainability elearning module - free to EAUC Members.

  • Get your team networking and asking for ideas and advice from other Members. Get involved in an EAUC Community of Practice, Topic Support Network (Scotland-based) or Regional group. Use the Educational Members' Network to ask a question and get a quick response!

  • Get in touch with the EAUC. We're here to help you and your team so contact us

Find more ideas on engagement on the Resources page.

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