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From Recycling to Research, Labs to Local Community Sustainability is at the heart of the University

From Recycling to Research, Labs to Local Community Sustainability is at the heart of the University

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...

Join our Board

Join our Board

Posted on 24 January 2017

We are seeking TWO dedicated members to join our Board of Trustees. Our continued success will draw on the strength and diverse skills of our Board of Trustees: maintaining its balance of knowledge and experience from across the university, college and learning and skills sector is essential to o...

Scottish Government launch draft of new Climate Change Plan

Scottish Government launch draft of new Climate Change Plan

Posted on 23 January 2017

The Scottish Government launched the draft of the new Climate Change Plan on 19th January 2017. This report on proposals and policies  (RPP3) outlines how Scottish greenhouse gas emission reduction targets are to met while also addressing the need for more ambitious targets ...

Call for Contributions: University Alliance for Sustainability Spring Campus 2017 Conference

Call for Contributions: University Alliance for Sustainability Spring Campus 2017 Conference

Posted on 23 January 2017

The second Spring Campus conference is being organised in the framework of the ‘University Alliance for Sustainability’ from March 27-31 2017 at Freie Universität Berlin. Besides four different research workshops a workshop directed towards university staff working in the field o...

Sustainability Leadership in the UK and Uzbekistan

Sustainability Leadership in the UK and Uzbekistan

Posted on 19 January 2017

Next week sees EAUC delivering an important milestone in the development of sustainability across all universities in Uzbekistan in a partnership between EAUC, British Council, NUS and University College London. Representing EAUC, Professor Steve Martin and Quinn Runkle for NUS, with support from Ia...

Universities and Colleges in Scotland are first whole sector to join Electronics Watch

Universities and Colleges in Scotland are first whole sector to join Electronics Watch

Posted on 13 January 2017

For the first time in any country, a whole sector of public bodies has joined Electronics Watch in unity - and it's the FHE sector! Electronics Watch is an independent monitoring organisation working to achieve respect for labour rights in the global electronics industry through sociall...

European Low Carbon Hospital Prize

European Low Carbon Hospital Prize

Posted on 13 January 2017

The European Commission has launched the Horizon prize for a Low Carbon Hospital to stimulate innovative thinking and find solutions to overcome technological problems linked to the use of 100% renewable energy sources in buildings for heat and power generation. A cash reward of €1...

TUCO extends a hand to hospices

TUCO extends a hand to hospices

Posted on 13 January 2017

The University Caterers Organisation and The Hospice Quality Partnership unite to deliver savings to hospices across the UK   TUCO has opened up its leading procurement frameworks for the very first time to the hospice sector, delivering instant savings of up to 15% to members of The Hospice ...

OBE awarded to Salix Chief Executive in the Queen's New Year's Honours List

OBE awarded to Salix Chief Executive in the Queen's New Year's Honours List

Posted on 11 January 2017

It is confirmed that Annie Shepperd will receive an OBE for her significant contribution to energy efficiency and child protection over her career. The Queen's New Year Honours Lists 2017 recognises the contribution of a wide range of people across the UK and was announced on the 30th December....

Transition Network launch Guide to doing Transition in your University or College

Transition Network launch Guide to doing Transition in your University or College

Posted on 9 January 2017

The Transition Network, which supports the movement of local communities coming together and developing local projects and solutions to reimagine and rebuild the world, have launched a guide aimed at universities and colleges.  The Transition movement has been growing since 20...

Huge Success for TEC at The Energy Awards

Huge Success for TEC at The Energy Awards

Posted on 9 January 2017

The Energy Consortium (TEC) has won the ‘Energy Buying Team of the Year Award' at The Energy Awards 2016. The achievement is noteworthy as TEC were entered in the larger team category, beating some notable private sector teams to secure this award. The result was announced at the Londo...

Churchill College, Cambridge furthers sustainability goals using a new Veolia CHP

Churchill College, Cambridge furthers sustainability goals using a new Veolia CHP

Posted on 4 January 2017

A new 15 year combined heat and power (CHP) contract is set to provide low carbon electricity and heat to Churchill College in the University of Cambridge. The contract will continue the energy services started in 1993 and see one of the latest generation of Veolia CHP units installed to provide the...

The Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum

The Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum

Posted on 4 January 2017

A new report by the Environmental Audit Committee suggests that protections for wildlife and habitats could be weaker after the UK leaves the EU if the Government doesn’t take action before, or in the early stages of the Article 50 process. The Committee is calling on the Government to introdu...

Tridonic extends CPD offering with three new modules

Tridonic extends CPD offering with three new modules

Posted on 3 January 2017

Tridonic extends CPD offering with three new modules  * All modules CIBSE certified Tridonic, a leader in the provision of LED lighting control and technology, has announced the availability of three new CPD modules. This brings the total number of modules available to nine, all of which ...

EAUC Christmas Volunteering Day 2016

EAUC Christmas Volunteering Day 2016

Posted on 20 December 2016

On Monday 19th December, the EAUC team spent the day volunteering with Cheltenham based charity County Community Projects (CCP), taking part in their annual Hamper Scamper Appeal. EAUC supported this project by volunteering in 2014 and staff were delighted to have the opportunity to support such a w...

EAUC announces new partnership with Love to Ride

EAUC announces new partnership with Love to Ride

Posted on 16 December 2016

EAUC are inviting all member UK and Ireland Universities and Colleges to take part in this new national behaviour change programme, designed to monitor and grow cycling amongst your staff and student communities.  Uni~Cycle is launching in early 2017 and is part of a big push to grow cycling...

Scottish Climate Change Reporting Update

Scottish Climate Change Reporting Update

Posted on 15 December 2016

The Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) team announced on 14 December 2016 an excellent return rate on the first mandatory year of Public Sector Climate Change Reporting. Colleges and Universities had a 95% response rate, with 145 of the 150 eligible public sector organisations submitting a return. ...

New TUCO Chair Named 'Top 20 Influencer'

New TUCO Chair Named 'Top 20 Influencer'

Posted on 14 December 2016

The Chair of The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO), Matt White, has been named in the annual Top 20 Public Sector Influencers for the first time, just three months after taking up his new position at the Organisation. The list, which is put together by the leading Industry title, Cost Secto...

Revolving Green Fund 2016/17 - Now Accepting Applications for Funding

Revolving Green Fund 2016/17 - Now Accepting Applications for Funding

Posted on 14 December 2016

Salix are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for Revolving Green Fund 16/17. The funding is available for over 120 energy-efficiency technologies and is repaid through the savings made on energy bills. If you would like to apply, please download an application here. Proj...

EAUC Partner of UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD)

EAUC Partner of UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD)

Posted on 13 December 2016

The EAUC is delighted to announce that it is now a partner of UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD).   The UKSSD network supports organisations who are working to advance sustainable development in the UK. Its focus and strategy is informed by the expertise of its partners. UKSS...

Manchester is first carbon literate university and museum in the world

Manchester is first carbon literate university and museum in the world

Posted on 9 December 2016

Manchester is celebrating after being named the first carbon literate university and museum in the world. The University has been awarded a bronze Carbon Literate Organisation award for its 10,000 Actionsproject, which asks every member of staff to take part in collective, measurab...

New Blog Post from Iain Patton

New Blog Post from Iain Patton

Posted on 9 December 2016

"In 2017 as part of a new forward thinking and far-reaching strategic plan, the EAUC will launch an Advocacy Programme to give the EAUC Community a greater voice at the sector and societal policy levels.  In advance of this yesterday, I met with Mary Creagh Chair of the UK Parliame...

Carbon Credentials Hosts Science-Based Targets Event

Carbon Credentials Hosts Science-Based Targets Event

Posted on 7 December 2016

Carbon Credentials have recently run two Science-Based Targets Events Science-based targets are all about translating the commitments made in the Paris Agreement into action in the business world. They have published a series of four blog posts to provide more insight into science-based t...

UK university income grows by 2bn pounds in one year reaching a record 30bn pounds

UK university income grows by 2bn pounds in one year reaching a record 30bn pounds

Posted on 7 December 2016

Universities increase turnover via efficiency effectiveness agenda and business driven developments  Key stats University sector maintenance costs amount to £2bn a year   Capital expenditure reaches a record high of £2.75bn per annum  Student nu...