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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...

Leading a new  chapter of change and decision-making agility

Leading a new chapter of change and decision-making agility

Posted on 7 December 2016

Sustainability as the problem to solve your university and college issues!   The EAUC Harvard Driving Sustainability Leadership project has taken an exciting new turn. Last week, three university leadership groups were each exposed to a new intense version of the programme which we launc...

CALL FOR PAPERS - 9th WEEC 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS - 9th WEEC 2017

Posted on 6 December 2016

The 9th WEEC (World Environmental Education Congress) will be held in Vancouver, Canada, September 9-15, 2017. The title of the Congress is CulturEnvironment: Weaving new connections. The Organizing Committee for the congress is BC’s Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL) in cooperation...

St Andrews win Scottish Green Energy Award

St Andrews win Scottish Green Energy Award

Posted on 5 December 2016

The University of St Andrews and partners Vital Energi have won a major national award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2016 for the biomass energy centre at the University’s new Eden Campus at Guardbridge. The £25 million energy centre on the east side of the former paper mil...

IUSDRP will soon have reached 100 members!

IUSDRP will soon have reached 100 members!

Posted on 1 December 2016

Founded in 2016, the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) provides a concrete contribution towards the efforts of member universities to consolidate their initiatives in the field of sustainable development in many ways. For instance:   a) by increasing th...

Sustainable Small Fleet Award for the University of Cambridge

Sustainable Small Fleet Award for the University of Cambridge

Posted on 1 December 2016

Estates Facilities have taken a number of steps in recent years to make the University of Cambridge fleet sustainable. These steps include; reducing fleet size, tracking vehicle use, driver training, the development of the Sustainable Fleet Management Policy and the introduction of electric vehicles...

TUCO works with its members to achieve a more sustainable future for the British Dairy Industry

TUCO works with its members to achieve a more sustainable future for the British Dairy Industry

Posted on 30 November 2016

TUCO (The University Caterers’ Organisation) has become the first procurement network to guarantee a fixed minimum payment to UK farmers for their milk.   The fairly-traded pricing structure assures farmers a minimum price of 30p per litre for standard milk across the life of a contract...

Plymouth University earns new national award in recognition of sustainable commitments

Plymouth University earns new national award in recognition of sustainable commitments

Posted on 29 November 2016

The University of Plymouth has won a second award in less than a month in recognition of its commitment to sustainable practices. Just weeks after winning a fifth Green Gown Award since 2011, the University has triumphed in the Sustainability Reporting (Public Sector) category of the Building Pub...

Take Part in our Food Waste Survey

Take Part in our Food Waste Survey

Posted on 29 November 2016

We have created a short survey with Cloud Sustainability to gain a better understanding of how universities and colleges deal with food waste. We are doing this to improve the levels of support that we offer to members. We would be grateful if you could take part in this piece of research. T...

University of Liverpool Invest in Sustainable Energy Centre

University of Liverpool Invest in Sustainable Energy Centre

Posted on 28 November 2016

Installation works have commenced on site, as Vital Energi begin the installation of a new £1.5m Energy Centre, for the new Greenbank halls of residence at the University of Liverpool. Vital Energi have a longstanding relationship with the University of Liverpool and have previously installed ...

Join Share Action in Petition to USS to Stop Investing Money in Cluster Munitions and Landmines

Join Share Action in Petition to USS to Stop Investing Money in Cluster Munitions and Landmines

Posted on 25 November 2016

Despite two years of engagement in good faith, USS are ignoring the views and concerns of members, and are investing members' money in businesses that contradict the world we try to create as scholars, teachers and supporters of learning. Join in asking the scheme to step away from companies...

The University of Edinburgh Committs to Zero Carbon by 2040

The University of Edinburgh Committs to Zero Carbon by 2040

Posted on 24 November 2016

The University of Edinburgh has committed to become zero carbon by 2040 with the release of its new Climate Strategy, which aims for the institution to halve its relative carbon footprint by 2025 and be zero carbon by 2040. In a pilot of the Sustainable Campus Fund, eight projects are already in ...

NUS Sustainability Skills Survey

NUS Sustainability Skills Survey

Posted on 22 November 2016

This year, NUS is repeating its research into student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development. They’re repeating the updated survey questions, and continuing to research students in further education along with those in higher education. NUS is looking for institutions...

The 2016 People and Planet University League released

The 2016 People and Planet University League released

Posted on 22 November 2016

The 2016 People and Planet University League has been released today (22 November 2016). The League was topped by Nottingham Trent University, followed by the University of Brighton and Manchester Metropolitan University. You can access the results and methodology on People and Planet’s web...

Salix Revolving Green Fund 2016/2017 - Energy Efficiency Funding for Higher Education Institutes

Salix Revolving Green Fund 2016/2017 - Energy Efficiency Funding for Higher Education Institutes

Posted on 10 November 2016

Building on the successes of the previous years, Salix is proud to announce the launch of the latest Revolving Green Fund. From its first round in 2008, the funding has acted as a catalyst for investment in energy-efficiency technologies which will reduce carbon emissions and create vital financi...

New resources to help publicise your Dissertations for Good membership

New resources to help publicise your Dissertations for Good membership

Posted on 8 November 2016

If you have signed up for Dissertations for Good using you EAUC member discount, there are a range of new resources designed to help you. These resources can help you  to encourage colleagues to come up with ideas for projects, to let them know that your organisation is a part of this exciti...

Heat Networks Investment Project Consultation Response

Heat Networks Investment Project Consultation Response

Posted on 8 November 2016

Earlier in the year and after consultation with members, the EAUC responded to the Government's consultation on the Heat Networks Investment Project. Heat networks are useful in creating more efficient and self-reliant campuses, so it was essential that the post-16 Education Sect...

Plymouth University sustainability expert contributes to UNESCO global education report

Plymouth University sustainability expert contributes to UNESCO global education report

Posted on 8 November 2016

Work by Stephen Sterling, Professor of Sustainability Education at Plymouth University, has featured in the new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2016, entitled 'Education for people and planet: Creating Sustainable Futures for All'. Stephen’s work summarises the contributi...

Call for USS to Stop Investing Money in Cluster Munitions and Land Mines

Call for USS to Stop Investing Money in Cluster Munitions and Land Mines

Posted on 8 November 2016

Two years ago, Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (USS) trustees and executives accepted a call by over 3,000 scheme members to take members’ views into account when making investment decisions - decisions like whether members' money would be invested in controversial weapons suc...

The University of Dundee has been named Cycle Friendly Campus of the Year

The University of Dundee has been named Cycle Friendly Campus of the Year

Posted on 8 November 2016

The University of Dundee has been named Cycle Friendly Campus of the Year, an award recognising the institution’s efforts to promote sustainable travel. The award was presented by Cycling Scotland and praises the university's 5 year strategy to become a sustainable transport hub. ...

The University of Manchester Launches 10,000 Actions Initiative

The University of Manchester Launches 10,000 Actions Initiative

Posted on 7 November 2016

The University of Manchester has recently launched 10,000 Actions which aims to provide all 10,000+ members of University staff with the opportunity to engage in a programme of learning and positive action on sustainability. The University of Manchester is embarking on the biggest environmen...

Nottingham Trent University awarded for commitment to sustainability

Nottingham Trent University awarded for commitment to sustainability

Posted on 4 November 2016

Independent auditors have awarded Nottingham Trent University a gold award for sustainability – making it the only University in the country to receive the honour. Auditors for The Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) Index carried out a thorough inspection across all aspects of universit...

2016: The State of Sustainability in Tertiary Education

2016: The State of Sustainability in Tertiary Education

Posted on 4 November 2016

The second annual report on sustainability in tertiary education has been released today, 4th November 2016, by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), National Union of Students (NUS), University and College Union (UCU), Association of Colleges (AoC) and the College Deve...

Success so far: The Salix College Energy Fund

Success so far: The Salix College Energy Fund

Posted on 2 November 2016

The first round of the Salix College Energy Fund, in partnership with the EAUC and supported by the AoC, was launched in 2014. Two years on, 4 rounds have taken place which have provided funding for over 105 energy efficiency projects in Further Education Colleges with over £5.2million of thes...

University and College Trial Programme - Access new products and systems for free

University and College Trial Programme - Access new products and systems for free

Posted on 2 November 2016

The EAUC is working with a select number of our Company Members to let universities and colleges evaluate and test their products, as part of a drive to provide ‘free stuff to test’ for our educational members. There is no obligation involved and we hope it will help provide honest feedb...

AASHE Releases the North American 2016 Sustainable Campus Index

AASHE Releases the North American 2016 Sustainable Campus Index

Posted on 26 October 2016

The 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, a publication by the North America based Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), recognises top-performing colleges and universities overall and in 17 distinct aspects of sustainability, as measured by the Sustainability Track...

How NUS is changing lives in India

How NUS is changing lives in India

Posted on 20 October 2016

NUS has a history of commercial activity to lead market change. They founded the first student travel company (NUS Travel) to help students travel, the first student insurer (Endsleigh) when students couldn't get insured, and established their own purchasing consortium (NUS Services) through wh...

University of St Andrews Biomass Project Named as Finalist at Scottish Green Energy Award

University of St Andrews Biomass Project Named as Finalist at Scottish Green Energy Award

Posted on 17 October 2016

The University of St Andrews and partners Vital Energi have been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Scottish Green Awards 2016 for the biomass energy centre at Guardbridge. The £25 million energy centre on the east side of the former paper mill site at Guardbridge will produce ho...

University of Exeter pedals to victory in national cycle challenge

University of Exeter pedals to victory in national cycle challenge

Posted on 13 October 2016

Intrepid staff from the University of Exeter have pedal-powered their way to victory in a national competition designed to encourage people to cycle, whether that be for fun, exercise or to work. The near 300-strong peloton from the University beat off competition from more than 2,000 organisatio...

NUS (UK) awarded a prize by UNESCO for their work on education for sustainability

NUS (UK) awarded a prize by UNESCO for their work on education for sustainability

Posted on 13 October 2016

NUS (UK) have been awarded a prize by UNESCO for their work on education for sustainability, through the Green Impact programme. Green Impact is celebrating ten years of ESD and behaviour change across students’ unions, universities, colleges, and a huge range off-campus organisations. N...

Schneider Electric receives top ranking in BEMS

Schneider Electric receives top ranking in BEMS

Posted on 12 October 2016

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced that it has been named a leader in the Navigant Research Leaderboard Report on Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS). For the second year in a row, Schneider Electric has received the highest overal...

New Midlands network launched to improve sustainability

New Midlands network launched to improve sustainability

Posted on 11 October 2016

Businesses and communities in the Midlands have come together to launch a new network at the University of Worcester which aims to improve sustainability in the area. Launched during a conference at the university's city campus, the Midlands Sustainability Network for Further and H...

University of Northampton and Vital Energi to deliver sustainable energy for new campus

University of Northampton and Vital Energi to deliver sustainable energy for new campus

Posted on 11 October 2016

The University of Northampton’s new Waterside Campus will use sustainable technology for heat while dramatically reducing its CO2 output. The University has employed sustainable energy experts Vital Energi to deliver the energy solutions for its new campus, opening in 2018. The contract ...

Veolia delivers more power to the Bradford: 50@50 programme

Veolia delivers more power to the Bradford: 50@50 programme

Posted on 30 September 2016

Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company, has now increased low carbon generation for the University of Bradford (UoB) by over a third by designing and installing an additional 525kWe combined heat and power, (CHP), unit. This new CHP adds to the existing 1.4MWe capacity, estimated...

EAUC joins the Aldersgate Group

EAUC joins the Aldersgate Group

Posted on 27 September 2016

The EAUC has become the newest member of the Aldersgate Group. This is a fantastic opportunity for EAUC members as it gives us access to contacts and resources from leading industry, public sector and government organisations who are driving for a sustainable economy. We will share all resources and...

Edible Garden opening at Francis Close Hall, University of Gloucestershire

Edible Garden opening at Francis Close Hall, University of Gloucestershire

Posted on 14 September 2016

The Edible Garden at Francis Close Hall will be open on Sunday 18th September as part of the National Gardens Scheme.   The garden is a joint venture between the University of Gloucestershire and St Pauls Residents' Association. The garden contains fruit trees, vegetable beds and wildlif...

Salix Finance Annual Regional Meetings

Salix Finance Annual Regional Meetings

Posted on 12 September 2016

Salix Finance are pleased to invite you to the next round of regional meetings which are being held around the country. The meetings provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to meet and share knowledge with peers on energy efficient technologies and project experiences. A number of topics w...

Double CHP Arrival at Imperial College London

Double CHP Arrival at Imperial College London

Posted on 2 September 2016

The £32 million in energy savings set to be made by Imperial College London moved a step closer recently when the project team, led by Vital Energi, took delivery of the two 4.5MWe combined heat and power engines which will be installed at the heart of the new energy centre. The engines com...

BASIS Sustainable Sport Conference 2016

BASIS Sustainable Sport Conference 2016

Posted on 30 August 2016

2016 is a momentous year for sport, both in the UK and internationally – capped off with the Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place in Brazil this summer. In recognition of how far sustainability and sport has progressed in the previous four years BASIS look forward to welcoming you back...

National environment awards for Nottingham Trent University's green spaces

National environment awards for Nottingham Trent University's green spaces

Posted on 17 August 2016

Three national environment awards have been won by Nottingham Trent University for the quality of its green spaces at the Green Apple Awards 2016. The environment team collected two ‘golden trowels’, and a bronze award for green projects across the university. Celebrating built env...

Take Part in the UniGreenScheme Survey

Take Part in the UniGreenScheme Survey

Posted on 15 August 2016

We have created a short survey with UniGreenScheme to gain a better understanding of how universities and colleges deal with surplus or unwanted laboratory equipment. We are doing this to improve the levels of support that we offer to members. We would be grateful if you could take part in this pie...

HEPA Launches Sustainable Procurement e-learning Module

HEPA Launches Sustainable Procurement e-learning Module

Posted on 15 August 2016

HEPA has launched its 6th e-learning module which focuses on sustainable procurement. This is an introductory module which is aimed at those responsible for the procurement of products and services at all levels, including those who call off from framework agreements, have delegated purchasing auth...

UWE Bristol opts for 100% green electricity consumption

UWE Bristol opts for 100% green electricity consumption

Posted on 15 August 2016

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will be opting for a 100% green electricity tariff with EDF from October 2016 under a new framework from The Energy Consortia (TEC). UWE Bristol spends circa £3m/year on electricity and for an uplift of less than 0.3% has chosen to secure 10...

Cranfield University wins wildlife award in new biodiversity initiative

Cranfield University wins wildlife award in new biodiversity initiative

Posted on 15 August 2016

Cranfield University has won the Best Newcomer Wildlife Garden award for its various plants and flowers and biodiversity across the campus. Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire’s (BCN) Wildlife Trust were impressed by Cranfield’s wildflower plots and the increasing number...

EAUC-Scotland Conference 2017 - Save the date!

EAUC-Scotland Conference 2017 - Save the date!

Posted on 5 August 2016

The EAUC-Scotland Team are delighted to announce that we now have a date and venue confirmed for our 2017 Conference! The event will take place at the University of Stirling on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 - please add the date to your diaries. The Scotland Team and Conference Steering Group ...

ACTS Launches Annual Photo Competition

ACTS Launches Annual Photo Competition

Posted on 4 August 2016

The ACTS Sustainability Photography Competition was first launched in 2012 with the aim to raise awareness of sustainability and sustainability concepts through a fun and artistic medium; and we’re delighted to announce that the popular competition is back in 2016…and going global! Staf...

University of Swansea Launches New Biodiversity Action Plan

University of Swansea Launches New Biodiversity Action Plan

Posted on 2 August 2016

Swansea University is blessed with a wealth of habitats, from the beach and dunes of the Bay to the woodland and gardens of Singleton. These habitats are home to a rich variety of wildlife and provide the University with a wonderful resource, whether for teaching the next generation of ecologists vi...

EAUC Driving Sustainability Leadership Lab

EAUC Driving Sustainability Leadership Lab

Posted on 2 August 2016

The beautiful Selwyn College in Cambridge was the venue for the inaugural EAUC Driving Sustainability Leadership Lab, which took place on 20-22 July 2016. Run as a two day, two night residential, the Lab brought together 21 sustainability leaders from across the UK Tertiary Education sector, along ...