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Pioneering Leadership Lab back for a second round

Pioneering Leadership Lab back for a second round

Posted on 20 June 2017

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) is bringing the second Leadership Lab to Cambridge University this July in partnership with PwC.  The two day event has an impressive line-up, including experts from Harvard University, PwC and the UK HE sector. This unique o...

UWE Leads the Way with Green Initiatives

UWE Leads the Way with Green Initiatives

Posted on 16 June 2017

The University of the West of England (UWE) has recently been involved with a number of green initiatives both within the city of Bristol and across the UK.  On 23 May, UWE Bristol hosted an exciting and stimulating Roadshow event on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)...

The ENACTUS World Cup is Coming to London!

The ENACTUS World Cup is Coming to London!

Posted on 16 June 2017

If you have not heard of it, you need to find out about the student Enactus World Cup.   From September 26th to 28th, 2017 a select group of 3,500 students, business, academic and government leaders from around the globe will gather in London for a very special event that includes three unfor...

Groundwork Youth recruiting young green leaders across the UK - applications open!

Groundwork Youth recruiting young green leaders across the UK - applications open!

Posted on 14 June 2017

Do you know a young person with an interest in environmental issues or looking to develop their leadership skills? Are you part of a local community group looking to increase your membership but need help recruiting local young people?  Groundwork Youth is here to help! Groundwork Youth is a...

Old bike parts turn the cogs of new wave energy harvester at NTU

Old bike parts turn the cogs of new wave energy harvester at NTU

Posted on 13 June 2017

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University used old bike parts and a disused pressure cooker to create a wave energy harvester powerful enough to charge a mobile phone.   BSc Product Design undergraduate Owen Griffiths and Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh, a professor of intelligent engineering sys...

The Culture of Consumerism: Reduce, Reuse, Reculture by Perth College UHI’s WEEE Centre

The Culture of Consumerism: Reduce, Reuse, Reculture by Perth College UHI’s WEEE Centre

Posted on 12 June 2017

The Culture of Consumerism: Reduce, Reuse, Reculture event held by Perth College UHI’s WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Centre on Friday 19th May brought together a range of people interested in sustainability, technology and the arts for a day of thinking about e-waste, reuse ...

University lecturer raising money for environmental charity

University lecturer raising money for environmental charity

Posted on 8 June 2017

Jonathan Horner, part time Lecturer in Environmental Geography at St Mary’s University in Twickenham is taking part in the 140 mile UK Coast to Coast cycle ride in July. He is aiming to raise awareness of the importance of environmental issues throughout the ride. He will also be raising mo...

EAUC and Better World Books Announce Partnership

EAUC and Better World Books Announce Partnership

Posted on 6 June 2017

EAUC is excited to announce a new partnership with Better World Books, the award-winning, socially minded global bookseller, to drive sustainability and book reuse at university and college campuses across the UK and Ireland. The EAUC and Better World Books will work together to locate book banks...

Launch of the EAUC's Living Lab Research

Launch of the EAUC's Living Lab Research

Posted on 5 June 2017

It is time for collective action.  If we are going to reduce the ever-increasing pressure on university and college academics, researchers, students and professional staff, we need a better way to collaborate together.   Today, on World Environment Day (5th June 2017), EAUC launches its...

University greets World Environment Day with fully compostable crockery

University greets World Environment Day with fully compostable crockery

Posted on 5 June 2017

The University of Dundee has launched its ‘greenest’ cutlery and crockery to date, coinciding with World Environment Day on Monday, 3rd June. The move to new, fully compostable plates, glasses and coffee/tea cups and lids is a first for any university in Scotland. Plates, glasses, cup...

Mushroom Speakers Created by Nottingham Trent University

Mushroom Speakers Created by Nottingham Trent University

Posted on 5 June 2017

Speakers made from the roots of mushrooms have been designed by a Nottingham Trent University student to create a new sound.   Bertie Ford, who created FungiSound as part of his BSc Product Design degree, says his project also sends out an environmental message about the imaginative use of na...

New Sulitest Module on the Sustainable Development Goals

New Sulitest Module on the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on 1 June 2017

In September 2015, the 193 UN member states adopted the roadmap for 2030: 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the next 15 years, organizations and citizens have been called upon to "mobilize their efforts to end all forms of poverty, address inequalities and tackle climate change, whil...

HEPA to run a national working group on Responsible Procurement

HEPA to run a national working group on Responsible Procurement

Posted on 1 June 2017

HEPA would like to invite interested persons to join a national (UK) working group addressing the issues surrounding Responsible Procurement and moving the agenda forward. Topics covered will include, but will not be limited to, Modern Slavery, Workers Rights, Sustainable and Ethical Procurement ...

Green message stems from plant clothing range

Green message stems from plant clothing range

Posted on 25 May 2017

Clothes with plants growing or pressed inside them – which can be planted into the ground once the garments have been worn out by the wearer – have been designed to deliver an important message about sustainability.   Ellie Oldacre, 22, designed Live Wear to combat the culture of ...

Startup costs and mentoring for student led social enterprises based on local food

Startup costs and mentoring for student led social enterprises based on local food

Posted on 24 May 2017

Student Eats has been embedding sustainable food into student life for years. We started by helping students set up food growing sites on campuses across the UK and now we’re helping students create 67 social enterprises, starting with small projects right the way to fully fledged businesses b...

EAUC chairs successful construction performance gap event

EAUC chairs successful construction performance gap event

Posted on 23 May 2017

Organised by the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick, the EAUC chaired an event exploring approaches to capital project delivery last week. Proving popular, the event saw almost 100 attendees from across the post-16 education sector and the construction industry.   EAUC CEO Iai...

General Election: who is saying what on sustainability?

General Election: who is saying what on sustainability?

Posted on 23 May 2017

The General Election is looming (Thursday, 8 June) and we want to take the time to encourage all of our members to vote. This is your chance to have a say on our future. Last week the Conservative Party, Labour Party and Liberal Democrats published their General Electi...

Ground-breaking new EAUC Future Business Council starts to bridge graduate skills gap

Ground-breaking new EAUC Future Business Council starts to bridge graduate skills gap

Posted on 23 May 2017

Executives from leading businesses and universities met for the first time last week (Thursday, 18 May) to tackle the worsening issue of the graduate skills gap.   The inaugural meeting of the EAUC Future Business Council saw 34 attendees from universities and global companies come toget...

University of Birmingham signs up to pioneering coffee recycling programme

University of Birmingham signs up to pioneering coffee recycling programme

Posted on 22 May 2017

University of Birmingham has signed up to an innovative new ground coffee recycling programme with bio-bean. In the first expansion of its collection route outside of London, waste coffee recycling company bio-bean has begun recycling spent coffee grounds from catering outlets across the Uni...

Aldersgate Group release new manifesto

Aldersgate Group release new manifesto

Posted on 16 May 2017

Today the Aldersgate Group publishes a manifesto report, ‘A healthy environment, a competitive economy’, setting out policy priorities for the new government. The report highlights the growing importance of the low carbon economy to the UK’s competitiveness and urges the new govern...

Green Gown Awards launched for 2017

Green Gown Awards launched for 2017

Posted on 15 May 2017

Applications are now open for the Green Gown Awards in the UK and Ireland, as well as Australasia and French speaking Europe and Canada.   Since 2004, the Green Gown Awards have been recognising the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across th...

EAUC gets Voice on SDGs Heard Ahead of the General Election

EAUC gets Voice on SDGs Heard Ahead of the General Election

Posted on 11 May 2017

EAUC is a co-signatory to the below letter, drafted by English Learning for Sustainability Alliance (ELSA). It is being sent to press and each political party outlining the sector's concern that the Government's Agenda 2030 fails to recognise the importance of the role of education in impl...

Next Generation Sustainability Strategy and Structure Launch

Next Generation Sustainability Strategy and Structure Launch

Posted on 28 April 2017

New research from the EAUC has this week firmly dispelled the myth that there is a one size fits all approach to embedding sustainability in post-16 education.   As universities and colleges reflect on how they can contribute towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and question h...

Sustainability at the heart of the University of Leeds

Sustainability at the heart of the University of Leeds

Posted on 28 April 2017

From Recycling to Research, Labs to Local Community Sustainability is at the heart of the University of Leeds.   How are Leeds progressing? Find out in their First Annual Sustainability Report    Taking environmental, social, economic and cultural responsibilities seriously is cor...

Piloting a new University and College Fairtrade Standard

Piloting a new University and College Fairtrade Standard

Posted on 26 April 2017

At the 2017 EAUC Conference, the Fairtrade Foundation and NUS ran a workshop on their plans to redevelop and relaunch the Fairtrade University and College Standard. EAUC is participating on the steering group to develop the standard, working closely with our member fair trade community of practice. ...

My World, My Home - organising and empowering FE students

My World, My Home - organising and empowering FE students

Posted on 26 April 2017

In June 2017 NUS and Friends of the Earth will launch an exciting student engagement programme in in 12 colleges in England and Wales.   My World, My Home is funded by the Big Lottery through NUS's Our Bright Future fund. The programme will work with colleges across three distinct geogra...

UniCycle - Using behaviour change to double cycling

UniCycle - Using behaviour change to double cycling

Posted on 26 April 2017

The NUS, EAUC and Love to Ride have been awarded funding from the Department for Transport’s Innovation Challenge Fund to pilot a new initiative in the sector to get more students and staff cycling.   The UniCycle project will adapt Love to Ride’s successful model, which uses smar...

EAUC says Government setting graduates up to fail employers

EAUC says Government setting graduates up to fail employers

Posted on 21 April 2017

The EAUC is disappointed that the current Industrial Strategy draft does not make provisions to ensure today's graduates are ready for tomorrow's work. Despite the draft Strategy recognising sustainability is key for a future fit economy, there is no attempt to address the issue that gr...

Call for Papers: Healthy City Design 2017 International Congress

Call for Papers: Healthy City Design 2017 International Congress

Posted on 11 April 2017

The organizing committee of the Healthy City Design 2017 (HCD 2017) International Congress & Exhibition is excited to announce the launch of the Call for Papers.   Healthy City Design 2017 (HCD 2017) International Congress & Exhibition, which will take place at the Royal College of Ph...

Best practice advice for your ESD project

Best practice advice for your ESD project

Posted on 5 April 2017

The UK National Commission for UNESCO has published a series of case studies showcasing best practice examples of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) from across the UK. The case studies were launched at the Four Nations Education for Sustainability Conference in Manchester on 20 March 2017....

Learning for Sustainability in Uzbekistan - a joint EAUC and NUS programme with the British Council

Learning for Sustainability in Uzbekistan - a joint EAUC and NUS programme with the British Council

Posted on 5 April 2017

A recent and vibrantly colourful book about Uzbekistan-called 10 Reasons to visit Uzbekistan-begins thus: "A Trip to Uzbekistan is a trip to magnificent Samarkand, along the royal road to Bukhara, reliving the Silk Road..." Well, why not visit the largest country in Asia, with a history...

Blocked Pipes: A Drain on Resources

Blocked Pipes: A Drain on Resources

Posted on 4 April 2017

With University maintenance costs at £2bn a year and with the uncertainties of Brexit looming - the last thing our seats of learning need are massive bills due to flooding, blocked sewers and blocked toilets in Halls of Residence.   It costs £66 to £200 for a plumber to...

Manchester Metropolitan University Environmental Sustainability Statement 2015-16

Manchester Metropolitan University Environmental Sustainability Statement 2015-16

Posted on 24 March 2017

Manchester Metropolitan University have recently published their Environmental Sustainability Statement 2015-16.  At Manchester Metropolitan University, their vision is to become one of the most sustainable universities in the world. In 2014, the development of a new Environmental Sustainabilit...

EAUC Launches New Strategy

EAUC Launches New Strategy

Posted on 22 March 2017

EAUC unleashes a new chapter to lead and empower the post-16 education sector to make sustainability 'just good business'. Launched today, 22nd March 2017, the new EAUC Strategic Plan reflects a commitment in the organisation to taking sustainability to the university and college execut...

University of Leeds achieves ISO 14001: 2015 accreditation

University of Leeds achieves ISO 14001: 2015 accreditation

Posted on 21 March 2017

The University of Leeds is celebrating achieving accreditation to the new ISO14001: 2015 standard following a successful external audit by AJA Registrars. The Environmental Management System is at the heart of embedding sustainability at the University of Leeds.  It offers a systematic and t...

Consultation on the Scottish Energy Strategy: The future of energy in Scotland

Consultation on the Scottish Energy Strategy: The future of energy in Scotland

Posted on 10 March 2017

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on their strategy to take the country forward through a full energy transition towards 2050. The Energy Strategy is independent to but alongside the Climate Change Plan, using the targets from the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. The Scottish Ene...

Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme Consultation - Have your say

Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme Consultation - Have your say

Posted on 8 March 2017

The EAUC is a Member-led organisation. We represent you, and ensure that your views on topical issues are conveyed to the rest of the sector and to the Government. One important way we can do this is by responding to consultations from the Government and other organisations.   The Scotla...

TUCO Launches First National Catering Recruitment Framework

TUCO Launches First National Catering Recruitment Framework

Posted on 23 February 2017

The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has launched the first national catering recruitment framework for the Higher Education sector. Responding to demand from its members, the Recruitment Services Framework provides education caterers with a solution to the challenge of finding and retaining ...

2017 International Essay Contest for Young People

2017 International Essay Contest for Young People

Posted on 23 February 2017

This program is an activity of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development. - Organized by The Goi Peace Foundation - Endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan; Japanese National Commission for UNESCO; Japan Priv...

EAUC-Scotland Programme Awarded 3 Years of Funding from SFC

EAUC-Scotland Programme Awarded 3 Years of Funding from SFC

Posted on 21 February 2017

We are delighted to announce that the EAUC-Scotland Programme has been awarded three years of funding from the Scottish Funding Council! This funding goes part of the way to supporting the new Programme, which has been developed in response to needs identified in collaboration with sector represe...

The University of St Andrews named as a finalist at the H&V Awards

The University of St Andrews named as a finalist at the H&V Awards

Posted on 21 February 2017

The University of St Andrews’ £20m Guardbridge Biomass Energy Centre has proven popular with awards judges in the energy sector recently and following on from its victory at the Scottish Green Energy Awards we are delighted to announce it has been named as a finalist at the H&V News ...

University of Leeds students tackle debate on a sustainable future

University of Leeds students tackle debate on a sustainable future

Posted on 16 February 2017

At the inaugural student Sustainable Futures conference in February over 100 University of Leeds students came together to debate and share future solutions to sustainability matters. The conference was the first of its kind to be held in Leeds and aimed to bring sustainability to the forefront o...

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017: Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017: Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March

Posted on 14 February 2017

This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight theme is ‘put Fairtrade back in your break’ to highlight the exploitation farmers and workers across the world face when growing and producing the food and drink we consume. Events will be taking place across the UK and you can find out how to get...

Cloud Sustainability Launch New Food Waste Module

Cloud Sustainability Launch New Food Waste Module

Posted on 9 February 2017

Cloud Sustainability has launched a new eLearning module in beta, developed in partnership with Veris. A beta version is available to buy at a special price of £20 + VAT through the Cloud Store here. Purchasing the beta between 1st and 28th Feb will secure you a free updated ...

University of Reading has cut its carbon emissions by 35%

University of Reading has cut its carbon emissions by 35%

Posted on 8 February 2017

The University of Reading has cut its carbon emissions by 35%, producing a saving of £17 million over a five year period. The University has cut its annual carbon emissions from 44,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2008/09 to just over 28,500 tonnes per year. The total carbon saved over the five year pe...

Trigeneration scheme for Veterinary Campus

Trigeneration scheme for Veterinary Campus

Posted on 7 February 2017

£9 Million Trigeneration scheme for Veterinary Campus   The University of Edinburgh is set to harness the power of trigeneration in a new £9 million energy project which will revolutionise the way they produce heating, cooling and electricity at their Easter Bush Veterinary Campus...

Revolving Green Fund - Friday 10th February

Revolving Green Fund - Friday 10th February

Posted on 6 February 2017

Revolving Green Fund 2016/17 - Deadline Friday 10th February   This is a reminder that applications for the 2016/17 round of funding will close this Friday (10th February.) Salix will assess applications as they are received, so early submissions are encouraged to allow the maximum possi...

UK Living Labs Event

UK Living Labs Event

Posted on 2 February 2017

The EAUC Living Labs event brought together a diverse mix of academic staff and professional staff from 30 institutions to discuss the potential and future of the Living Labs in the tertiary education sector. The event was opened by a welcome and introduction by Iain Patton, EAUC Chief Executive. Th...

Energy in Education

Energy in Education

Posted on 2 February 2017

Shedding light on energy uncertainty   A new initiative launched on 1st February aims to shed light on the impact that political and market uncertainty is having on energy management in the education sector. The Energy in Education Survey is seeking to gather the views of managers in Higher a...

CALL FOR PAPERS: Sustainable Earth 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Sustainable Earth 2017

Posted on 26 January 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Sustainable Earth 2017 – A global forum for connecting research with action (29 and 30 June 2017, Plymouth University)   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 5th March 2017   Keynote speakers include:   Dr Ceri M Powell, Executive Vice President, Shell Professor Chris Ra...