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Keeping Britain Buzzing

Keeping Britain Buzzing

Posted on 24 July 2014

Bees are under threat like never before, with their numbers declining. There is strong evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides are involved in the deaths. Another major factor is intensive agriculture – monocultures and the widespread use of pesticide and herbicide contribute to a loss of habit...

Dawn of a new green era for university catering

Dawn of a new green era for university catering

Posted on 22 July 2014

As English schools prepare to adopt the School Food Plan from September, created by Sustainable Restaurant Association director Henry Dimbleby, Higher Education is now stepping up to the plate by feeding the minds as well as the stomachs of its students with the launch of a pioneering sustainability...

Representing EAUC Members - can our new Ministers deliver future-fit education and skills?

Representing EAUC Members - can our new Ministers deliver future-fit education and skills?

Posted on 21 July 2014

The dust is now settling on the recent Cabinet reshuffle. Representing 240 UK universities and colleges, the EAUC wanted to congratulate certain Ministers on their new posts so we've written to Nick Boles, Minister of State for Business and Education and Greg Clark, Universities Minister t...

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) comes into force - what does this mean for Members?

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) comes into force - what does this mean for Members?

Posted on 21 July 2014

In June, the Government (Department of Energy and Climate Change, DECC) announced the detail of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). It then came into effect on 17 July 2014. ESOS is the UK government’s response to the requirements of the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive (EED...

Student movement which has influenced the curriculum wins at NUS Awards 2014

Student movement which has influenced the curriculum wins at NUS Awards 2014

Posted on 17 July 2014

This year over 600 nominations from students’ unions across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales were submitted for the NUS Awards 2014. The NUS Awards 2014 are a celebration of the work in student unions; from officers and staff, to inspirational students and unsung heroes –...

Universities and colleges in the UK have signed a unique agreement with UNEP

Universities and colleges in the UK have signed a unique agreement with UNEP

Posted on 16 July 2014

Universities and colleges in the UK have signed a unique agreement with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to bring British sustainability excellence to a global audience. The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), on behalf of its Members in the UK, has com...

Working on waste: How you can get involved to help reduce food waste

Working on waste: How you can get involved to help reduce food waste

Posted on 14 July 2014

According to WRAP we throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year. This is not only a waste of money but is also bad for the environment. IGD has launched a new initiative to bring organisations together to help consumers reduce food waste. ‘Working on Waste&rsquo...

Gavin Scott takes on London to Istanbul race in aid of Research into Brain Tumours in Children

Gavin Scott takes on London to Istanbul race in aid of Research into Brain Tumours in Children

Posted on 11 July 2014

Gavin Scott, Environment Manager for The University of Nottingham, will cycle from London to Istanbul in aid of Research into Brain Tumours in Children.   Commencing on 9 August 2014 as part of the transcontinental race (www.transcontinentalrace.com), the ride is quite unique in th...

National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development, 2014-2020

National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development, 2014-2020

Posted on 9 July 2014

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, T.D., today published the "National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development, 2014-2020", Ireland’s first such strategy. Education for sustainable development fosters and strengthens the capacity of individuals t...

The 2014 Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award

The 2014 Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award

Posted on 7 July 2014

The 2014 Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Award, in partnership with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is seeking young people aged 30 and under with practical, innovative initiatives designed to tackle the challenge of sustainable living. The winner will re...

Interim report launched for National Conversation on ‘The Wales We Want’

Interim report launched for National Conversation on ‘The Wales We Want’

Posted on 7 July 2014

Today the Commissioner for Sustainable Futures, Peter Davies launches the interim report on behalf of future generations. View the report Since the launch of the National Conversation on The Wales We Want in February 2014, the question of 'what is the Wales you Want in 2050 and beyond...

Announcing the finalists in the Awards' 10th anniversary year!

Announcing the finalists in the Awards' 10th anniversary year!

Posted on 3 July 2014

In its 10 year history, to-date, the Green Gown Awards are proud to have recognised 93 winners, 130 highly commended, 553 finalists and 1,412 applicants. Who will be crowned the 100th winner? The EAUC is delighted and proud to announce the Green Gown Awards’ finalists for 2014 - all vying f...

One day conference on ecological public health and the 3rd sector / social enterprise

One day conference on ecological public health and the 3rd sector / social enterprise

Posted on 24 June 2014

One day conference on ecological public health and the 3rd sector / social enterprise at the University of Worcester. Please see the attched flyer for a one day Conference on the 30 June at the University Worcester which will explore 'Ecological Public Health and delivering health improvemen...

Innovation in Waste Prevention Fund (IWP)

Innovation in Waste Prevention Fund (IWP)

Posted on 23 June 2014

This Fund is an £800,000 scheme that will run for two years with grants being awarded in three phrases.  It aims to generate more action to prevent waste at a local level in England and is funded by Defra and run by WRAP. Grants of £5,000 to £50,000 can be applied for - Rou...

The Observer Ethical Award won by EAUC Member

The Observer Ethical Award won by EAUC Member

Posted on 23 June 2014

The Great Energy Race, a new category launched this year saw nine shortlisted houses receiving £250 to "slash their energy bills and future-proof their homes in just a few weeks". Tom Yearley, Energy Officer at the University of Reading shone through and won! The Observer Ethical ...

Continuing funding for green projects

Continuing funding for green projects

Posted on 19 June 2014

Higher Education Institutions are invited to apply to the latest Revolving Green Fund (RGF). The fourth round of the HEFCE and Salix Funding partnership RGF4  was announced on 19th June, with £34 million available from April 2015. The RGF helps universities and colleges to reduce their...

Celebrate the biggest day for positive environmental action!

Celebrate the biggest day for positive environmental action!

Posted on 5 June 2014

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It also serve...

University of Exeter win for Excellence in Student Leadership at ISCN 2014 Awards

University of Exeter win for Excellence in Student Leadership at ISCN 2014 Awards

Posted on 4 June 2014

The pressing need for sustainability is one of the society's greatest challenges. For this reason, top-tier universities from across the world have joined forces through the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN), to incorporate sustainability in their teaching,research, and campus ope...

UMBUG Marks 1,000 Members

UMBUG Marks 1,000 Members

Posted on 27 May 2014

[Manchester, Thursday 3 April 2014] Today, hundreds of cyclists gathered to celebrate 1,000 members of the University of Manchester’s Bicycle Users’ Group (UMBUG), making it the biggest in any University across the UK. Dr. Michael Bane, UMBUG Chair, together with University dignitarie...

Launching Whole Earth - a new exhibition from Hard Rain

Launching Whole Earth - a new exhibition from Hard Rain

Posted on 27 May 2014

If you were at the EAUC Annual Conference, you'd already know about the launch of latest exhibition from the Hard Rain Project - WHOLE EARTH? Dom Anderson, Vice President (Society and Citizenship), NUS announced the launch of a 2015 exhibition to help the planet’s students plot th...

Competition for paper reduction ideas with a chance to win up to £1000

Competition for paper reduction ideas with a chance to win up to £1000

Posted on 21 May 2014

The Doreen MacIntyre Prize - competition now open! Doreen MacIntyre was an internationally-respected expert on forests and other environmental issues whose most recent project involved encouraging the UK’s biggest companies and public sector organisations to use paper more efficiently. To c...

Awarding Sustainability Excellence - Green Gown Awards 2014

Awarding Sustainability Excellence - Green Gown Awards 2014

Posted on 19 May 2014

This month's University Business article focuses on Stage 1 entries of the Green Gown Awards. With 14 categories, including three entirely new categories and an International Award for three categories, this year is set to be better than ever. Working on sustainability projects in rom 2013 w...

Embedding Sustainability in Universities - University World News

Embedding Sustainability in Universities - University World News

Posted on 19 May 2014

Iain Patton, CEO of EAUC, is featured discussing embedding sustainability in universities in University World News. You can also view the article here. There are some excellent examples of successful sustainable campuses around the world. The United Kingdom, in particular, has many examples demo...

NUS takes the Silver Gilt medal at Chelsea Flower Show

NUS takes the Silver Gilt medal at Chelsea Flower Show

Posted on 19 May 2014

**Breaking news - the Student Eats garden at Chelsea has today (25.05.14) scooped a prestigious Silver Gilt medal by the judges** Find out more NUS is really excited to be appearing at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, showcasing the student movement’s dedication to food sustainability...

Awarding sustainability excellence for 10 years - 2014 Green Gown Awards now open!

Awarding sustainability excellence for 10 years - 2014 Green Gown Awards now open!

Posted on 1 May 2014

We are delighted to announce the launch of this year's Green Gown Awards. Stage 1 entries are now open!  Now's the time to get some credit for your sustainability achievements! The deadline for universities and colleges to submit their entries is Thursday 5 June. Celebrating our...

Building a new alliance to enable The Future We Want

Building a new alliance to enable The Future We Want

Posted on 29 April 2014

You may remember, in December, we launched the Manifesto at the Houses of Parliament at a lively event, hosted by Environmental Audit Select Committee chair Joan Walley MP. Guests at the launch included Shadow Schools Minister Kevin Brennan MP and over 80 people from all aspects of education, inc...

Annual Report and Annual General Meeting 2014

Annual Report and Annual General Meeting 2014

Posted on 24 April 2014

We have pleasure in sharing the papers for our forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM). It will be held at 10:20am on Friday 9 May 2014 during the final day of the Annual Conference at Nottingham Trent University. All Members, contacts and partners are welcome to attend the meeting. Here, the Bo...

Beauty Treatments ‘Good Enough to Eat’

Beauty Treatments ‘Good Enough to Eat’

Posted on 23 April 2014

Beauty students at Blackpool and The Fylde College, a valued EAUC Member, have been producing their own homemade beauty products and treatments as part of a project examining sustainability and ethics in their industry. Tutors from the School of Hairdressing, Beauty and Related Therapies hav...

New EAUC Annual Conference keynote confirmed!

New EAUC Annual Conference keynote confirmed!

Posted on 16 April 2014

As we get closer to the Annual Conference, we can't help but look forward to sharing the fantastic ideas, sessions and speakers we've got lined up! We'd also like to remind you that if you'd like to attend, you need to book by 23 April to secure your place! Book today! We'...

How our work in Scotland will continue to benefit Members

How our work in Scotland will continue to benefit Members

Posted on 15 April 2014

Universities and colleges in Scotland have received a firm commitment of support from the Scottish Funding Council to drive carbon reduction, embed sustainability, improve reporting and produce sustainability literate students. We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) ...

The sustainability literacy test: the first worldwide picture of the knowledge of our students on SD

The sustainability literacy test: the first worldwide picture of the knowledge of our students on SD

Posted on 15 April 2014

Nearly 150 people have been working for more than year in order to produce the first international knowledge test on sustainable development. The "sustainability literacy test" is a multiple choice questionnaire of 50 online questions evaluating basic knowledge of sustainable developmen...

4th UNICA Green Academic Footprint Workshop

4th UNICA Green Academic Footprint Workshop

Posted on 15 April 2014

From strategic tools to Environmental Management Systems: How to strengthen the sustainability policy of your University. Université Libre de Bruxelles  EAUC CEO, Iain Patton spoke as a keynote at the 4th UNICA Green Academic Footprint Workshop, international conference on the futu...

Sustainable Campus International Competition

Sustainable Campus International Competition

Posted on 14 April 2014

All students around the World are invited to sign up to represent their university and make their campus sustainable The second edition of the Sustainable Campus International Competition (SCIC) is open for free registration online. This is an opportunity for students worldwide to transform their...

Post Crash economics and campaigning for curriculum change

Post Crash economics and campaigning for curriculum change

Posted on 7 April 2014

Economics and environmental sustainability rarely go hand in hand, in fact, they are quite often diametrically opposed. Wealth creation is used to justify short-term financial gain at the expense of the natural world and society as a whole rather than considering longer term models that bring more m...

Celebrating Inspirational Innovation - Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Celebrating Inspirational Innovation - Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Posted on 7 April 2014

EAUC CEO Iain Patton was delighted to attend an event at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the winner of the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize and the six inspiring finalists of the first Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards. The awards, developed by U...

How Green are your Governors?

How Green are your Governors?

Posted on 3 April 2014

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 Committee of Univ...

Investing in biodiversity - Annual Conference 2013 carbon offset donation

Investing in biodiversity - Annual Conference 2013 carbon offset donation

Posted on 3 April 2014

As part of our sustainable event strategy, we make a carbon offset donation to the institution that hosted the EAUC Annual Conference. We're delighted to share how the University of Nottingham used our donation in 2013. Following the 2013 EAUC Conference, the University has used the donation...

Achieve the Flexible Framework in 12 months!

Achieve the Flexible Framework in 12 months!

Posted on 3 April 2014

New free resource for sustainable procurement professionals NETpositive Futures has worked with the Flexible Framework  for a number of years. They have recently decided to re-visit the framework with a fresh pair of eyes, as we believe progress across the public sector in terms of its imple...

Shaping Agendas in HE Report

Shaping Agendas in HE Report

Posted on 2 April 2014

Shaping Agendas in HE: The impact of potential changing energy, emissions and adaptation drivers through the 2020s ‘Green’ issues are widely discussed these days and the target for the UK to achieve an 80% carbon reduction by 2050 is well known. Less well understood are the details o...

28 UK universities shortlisted for S-Lab Awards

28 UK universities shortlisted for S-Lab Awards

Posted on 1 April 2014

The 58 shortlisted entries for the 2014 S-Lab Awards include ones from 28 UK universities (with Cardiff, King's College, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield and York being new Russell Group entrants), many non UK universities and research centres from three continents (e.g. Catalonia, John Hopkins, Si...

Warming of the climate system is unequivocal says new IPCC report

Warming of the climate system is unequivocal says new IPCC report

Posted on 31 March 2014

Saturday 30 March 2014 saw the launch of the major new Assessment Report by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). The report was agreed after almost a week of intense discussions  in Yokohama, which included concerns among some authors about the tone of the evolving document....

University on its way to carbon neutral status

University on its way to carbon neutral status

Posted on 31 March 2014

The University of St Andrews is well on its way to achieving its strategic goal of becoming carbon neutral for its energy consumption.  Alongside recently approved plans for a six-turbine 12MW wind power development at university land at Kenly 4 miles east of St Andrews, the University has comm...

2014 celebrates the biggest Earth Hour in history

2014 celebrates the biggest Earth Hour in history

Posted on 31 March 2014

The entire world witnessed the Earth Hour phenomenon sweep across the planet in its eighth year as Earth Hour 2014 broke all records of mass participation across the world as hundreds of millions of people became everyday super-heroes for the planet. Earth hour took place on Saturday 29 March fro...

TODAY!!! - Invitation from the Centre for Natural Learning and Environments

TODAY!!! - Invitation from the Centre for Natural Learning and Environments

Posted on 19 March 2014

The 'Maintenance and Sustenance’ Growing Food in Schools Report Launch is taking place today, Wednesday 19th March 2014, at Greenwich Maritime Campus QA180 (First Floor Queen Anne Building) from 16:00 - 18:30. Hear what was found out and listen to speakers before networking over tea an...

Reporting back from the EAUC Scotland Conference: The Next Generation

Reporting back from the EAUC Scotland Conference: The Next Generation

Posted on 17 March 2014

The 20 February 2014 was a big day for the EAUC-Scotland team as their second bi-annual national Scotland conference got underway. The theme of the day was on ‘the next generation’. The Conference was designed to inspire institutions and students to work together on the challenges of tod...

Why are universities important to the green agenda?

Why are universities important to the green agenda?

Posted on 6 March 2014

Katie Harrison, intern at University Alliance, gives us her thoughts on this: "Universities have made impressive strides in contributing to the green agenda since the issue became a national priority following the 2008 Climate Change Act. In many cases they are going above and beyond what is...

Registration opens for Jisc’s Summer of Student Innovation 2014

Registration opens for Jisc’s Summer of Student Innovation 2014

Posted on 28 February 2014

Students offered £5k grants for innovative ideas to improve education, research and student life. Jisc, the UK’s expert on digital technologies for education and research, has today opened registration for this year’s Summer of Student Innovation. The competition will offer digi...

Jamie Agombar and Loughborough University win at the Guardian University Awards

Jamie Agombar and Loughborough University win at the Guardian University Awards

Posted on 27 February 2014

Last night saw the announcement of the 2014 Guardian University Award winners at a ceremony in London. With many Award categories in the running, the focus within the sector was aimed at the Inspiring Leader category with Jamie Agombar from the NUS in the shortlist. Voting has taken place over th...

Applications now open for Anglia Ruskin MSc Sustainability: Working for Positive Change

Applications now open for Anglia Ruskin MSc Sustainability: Working for Positive Change

Posted on 26 February 2014

This course is a unique partnership between Anglia Ruskin University, the Eden Project and Change Agents UK.  The course has been designed to help you to gain the knowledge, skills and capabilities you will need to act as a catalyst to inspire and bring about change towards sustainability.&n...

Share, learn and replicate! A showcase of inspiring sustainability initiatives

Share, learn and replicate! A showcase of inspiring sustainability initiatives

Posted on 25 February 2014

As the ethos of the Green Gown Awards is to ensure the lessons and examples of good practice are shared within the sector and beyond, we are delighted to announce that many of the 2013 finalists, highly commended and winning entries have all worked hard to provide over 70 case studies and short vide...

Join the National Conversation on 'The Wales We Want'

Join the National Conversation on 'The Wales We Want'

Posted on 21 February 2014

Let your voice be heard Be part of the biggest conversation taking place in Wales. The National Conversation will hear directly from the people of Wales about the most important issues for them in improving their lives and those of their families, communities and businesses. It is an opportun...

Fairtrade Fortnight 2014!

Fairtrade Fortnight 2014!

Posted on 20 February 2014

Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 has commenced and this year is the first since the launch of the EAUC Fair Trade Community of Practice in May last year. To recognise the need of fair trade resources within the tertiary sector, each working day of the fortnight, the EAUC Fair Trade CoP will be sent hints an...

Scotland: working towards a low carbon economy

Scotland: working towards a low carbon economy

Posted on 19 February 2014

In this month's edition of University Business, we share our progress in Scotland through the Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland (UCCCfS). All universities and colleges across Scotland have committed to addressing climate change and carbon challenges head on by signing...

Take your place at the EAUC 18th Annual Conference

Take your place at the EAUC 18th Annual Conference

Posted on 19 February 2014

We are delighted to be launching what has come to be recognised as THE sustainability event of the year for the tertiary education sector at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) on 7-9 May 2014. Once again we have a great mix of content, activities, case studies and real life examples of inspiration...

University of Bradford GLEE project

University of Bradford GLEE project

Posted on 12 February 2014

The University of Bradford’s sustainability efforts were recognised with a Green Gown award, sponsored by Sodexo, which recognised facilities and service excellence and sustainability across the institution. The accolade celebrated the success of Bradford’s GLEE (Green Library Environmen...

Draft BREEAM UK New Construction 2014

Draft BREEAM UK New Construction 2014

Posted on 11 February 2014

BREEAM have published a draft 2014 version of the BREEAM UK New Construction scheme follwoing nine months of industry consultation and development. Comments on the draft 2014 New Construction scheme can be submitted by sending an email to BREEAM@bre.co.uk. The deadline for feedback is the 10 Marc...

Sustainability in BIS

Sustainability in BIS

Posted on 11 February 2014

SUSTAINABILITY IN BIS: GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE COMMITTEE’S SEVENTH REPORT OF SESSION 2013-14 The Report, Sustainability in BIS: Government response to the Committee’s Seventh Report of Session 2013-14 has now been published as the Environmental Audit Committee’s Sixth Speci...

The University of Greenwich launch food growing in schools research

The University of Greenwich launch food growing in schools research

Posted on 10 February 2014

Researchers at the University of Greenwich (an EAUC Member) have found that food growing in schools makes an "incredible difference" to children's lives, but schools want more support to integrate food growing into every day school life. Funded by the BIG Lottery, the ‘Taking...

It's Go Green Week 2014!

It's Go Green Week 2014!

Posted on 10 February 2014

Taking place from 10 - 16 February, Go Green Week is People & Planet’s annual national week of action on climate change in schools, colleges and universities. Students run a week of activities to raise awareness and demand stronger action to tackle the climate crisis. Share with us your...

EAUC consultation response to HEFCE Sustainable Development Framework

EAUC consultation response to HEFCE Sustainable Development Framework

Posted on 7 February 2014

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. As you will be aware,...

Prince Charles - ‘Get the students more involved’

Prince Charles - ‘Get the students more involved’

Posted on 4 February 2014

Blog post by EAUC CEO Iain Patton "Get the students more involved" "Those were the words HRH The Prince of Wales said to me when I was talking to him about the EAUC’s challenge to inspire and steer UK universities and colleges on a more sustainable course. He is spot on o...

Wildflower Meadows on Campus

Wildflower Meadows on Campus

Posted on 4 February 2014

In December last year Pearl Costello, the Environmental Graduate Trainee at the Royal Agricultural University asked the Sustainability Exchange Forum the following questions: "Hi all I was just wondering if anybody has had experience with creating Wildflower Meadows on campus or on a larger...

World's First Professor of Green Economics at the University of Roehampton

World's First Professor of Green Economics at the University of Roehampton

Posted on 31 January 2014

Professor Molly Scott Cato will present her inaugural lecture - "There is No Wealth But Life: Rethinking Economics, Enterprise and Regeneration – at the University on Monday 3 February 2014. Molly is a leading world expert in the area of green economics which combines a concern for env...

What do you have planned for Climate Week 2014?

What do you have planned for Climate Week 2014?

Posted on 31 January 2014

Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. Culminating in a week of activities on 3-9 March 2014, it showcases practical solutions from every sector of society that help people live and work more sustainably. Eac...

Calling all students! Positive Projects Competition for EAUC Scotland Conference

Calling all students! Positive Projects Competition for EAUC Scotland Conference

Posted on 29 January 2014

Are you helping deliver an exciting project with a positive impact on sustainability at your institution and on your fellow students? Then EAUC Scotland wants to hear about it. We seek two University students and two College students to present their Positive Projects at our Scotland Conference o...

Two affordable low emission travel schemes

Two affordable low emission travel schemes

Posted on 22 January 2014

New Member only offers! We would like to make you aware of two schemes with added EAUC Member benefits available for all staff at your institution as potential whole institution staff benefit. They are called Salary Sacrifice Cars and Salary Sacrifice Cycles.  When it comes to staff and ...

EAUC 2013 Staff Sustainable Christmas Pledges - the follow up

EAUC 2013 Staff Sustainable Christmas Pledges - the follow up

Posted on 21 January 2014

In December 2013 all EAUC staff took a pledge to be more sustainable this Christmas. Post-celebrations, how well did we do?  Iain Patton "I pledge not to pinch so many of the fair trade chocolates in my children’s Christmas stockings as I usually have to go out and buy more ...

2nd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2014) - 2nd call for papers

2nd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2014) - 2nd call for papers

Posted on 21 January 2014

Registrations are now open for this event and a 2nd call for papers has been issued. Deadlines Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th January 2014 Deadline for submission of papers: 30th March 2014 Deadline for registrations: 30th May 2014 2nd Call for Papers:  This is the secon...

The drive for change - launching the Manifesto at the Houses of Parliament

The drive for change - launching the Manifesto at the Houses of Parliament

Posted on 17 January 2014

In this month's edition of University Business, we share more about the launch of the Manifesto at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 17 December 2013 at a lively event, hosted by Environmental Audit Committee chair Joan Walley MP. Guests at the launch included Shadow Schools Minister ...

Jamie Agombar, NUS, recognised for great work amongst EAUC Members at the Guardian University Awards

Jamie Agombar, NUS, recognised for great work amongst EAUC Members at the Guardian University Awards

Posted on 16 January 2014

We are delighting to announce that Jamie Agombar, NUS, has been nominated for the Inspiring Leader Award at the Guardian’s 2014 University Awards. Jamie has worked closely with EAUC on a number of projects, least of all helping us to recently launch student access to Membership and Jamie is al...

Applications now open for Forum for the Future’s MA in Leadership for Sustainable Development

Applications now open for Forum for the Future’s MA in Leadership for Sustainable Development

Posted on 16 January 2014

2014: Time for Change Forum for the Future's Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development is now accepting applications for its 2014-15 programme, until Tuesday 25 March 2014. This intensive one year postgraduate programme is unique, as it combines work-based learning with expert tu...

Contributions for EAUC response to HEFCE sustainable development consultation

Contributions for EAUC response to HEFCE sustainable development consultation

Posted on 9 January 2014

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. As you will be aware,...

EAUC Staff Volunteering Day 2013

EAUC Staff Volunteering Day 2013

Posted on 7 January 2014

Every year EAUC staff spread the joy of Christmas by getting out of the office, getting our hands dirty and mucking in with a day of volunteering. This Christmas we had the pleasure of spending this time looking after our furry, four-legged friends at the Cheltenham Animal Shelter! It is not un-k...

Facilities Management Procurement Toolkit from WRAP

Facilities Management Procurement Toolkit from WRAP

Posted on 6 January 2014

The Government's Waste and Resource Action Programme (WRAP) are now funding support to clients of Facilities Management (FM) services. WRAP have developed a way of delivering support to help clients of FM services improve the efficiency of the contracts being tendered or that are in developm...

Merry Christmas from your EAUC!

Merry Christmas from your EAUC!

Posted on 17 December 2013

Here at the EAUC we are determined to continue our sustainable way of living and thinking through the festive season!  All of our staff have pledged one sustainable action that they are going to try to persue this Christmas.  EAUC Staff sustainable Christmas pledges: Iain Patton, ...

Green Gown Awards 2013 - University Business

Green Gown Awards 2013 - University Business

Posted on 16 December 2013

"The Green Gown Awards are about celebrating a shift in thinking within the university and college sector to embrace and support those that are really pushing ahead with meaningful ways of making a future that works for all." - Professor Iain Stewart MBE Rebecca Paddick (University...

Breakfast Forum: ‘The Benefits of Carbon Reporting’

Breakfast Forum: ‘The Benefits of Carbon Reporting’

Posted on 3 December 2013

On Friday 29 November, around thirty delegates attended a breakfast forum on the benefits of carbon reporting. Run by CICS, the sustainability assurance provider and EAUC Gold member, the forum included presentations and breakout sessions. After an introduction to the hows and whys of carbon foot...

The EAUC invites tenders for the event management of the Green Gown Awards 2014 and 2015

The EAUC invites tenders for the event management of the Green Gown Awards 2014 and 2015

Posted on 2 December 2013

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (the EAUC) invites tenders for the event management and delivery of the Green Gown Awards in 2014 and 2015. Now in its 10th year, the annual Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional initiatives being undertaken by universities and college...

University of Winchester's initiatives recognised with Sustainability Award

University of Winchester's initiatives recognised with Sustainability Award

Posted on 2 December 2013

The University of Winchester won the Blake Lapthorn Sustainability Award at the Hampshire Business Awards 2013 earlier this week. Designed to highlight the best of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s thriving business community, the awards showcase the strength of some of the UK’s most...

EAUC Members recognised at Times Higher Education Awards 2013

EAUC Members recognised at Times Higher Education Awards 2013

Posted on 29 November 2013

Now in their ninth year, the Times Higher Education Awards are a highlight of the academic calendar and a glittering celebration of the best of the sector. The awards represent a unique and high-profile opportunity to celebrate the excellence and amazing achievements of UK higher education instit...

UK University estates continue to grow with a total income figure in excess of £26 billion

UK University estates continue to grow with a total income figure in excess of £26 billion

Posted on 29 November 2013

AUDE (Association of University Directors of Estate) releases its comprehensive report showcasing key Estate statistics across the sector.  Released on 27 November, ‘Estates: The Foundations of Higher Education’ report, is a challenging and interesting analysis of the estates of ...

Bridgend College supports the Sustainable Development Charter Conference

Bridgend College supports the Sustainable Development Charter Conference

Posted on 26 November 2013

A major conference on sustainability, the Sustainable Development Charter and the Future Generations Bill took place in Cardiff on 6th November and was attended by approximately 150 organisations from both public and private sectors. The event was attended by a number of high profile speakers inc...

University of Winchester wins another gold for reducing carbon footprint

University of Winchester wins another gold for reducing carbon footprint

Posted on 26 November 2013

EAUC Member, the University of Winchester, has received the city’s highest endorsement for environmental performance for a second year running. The Carbon Smart Gold certificate, awarded by the Carbon Smart project on behalf of Winchester City Council, recognises local organisations that ta...

Open call for 2014 Conference sessions

Open call for 2014 Conference sessions

Posted on 26 November 2013

Be part of your Conference We’re currently in the vital planning stages for the 18th EAUC Annual Conference and we are now putting out an open call for Conference sessions. Create a session to inspire others! Our Members and partners are key to providing these sessions/workshops to s...

The Efficiency Exchange on the Guardian

The Efficiency Exchange on the Guardian

Posted on 25 November 2013

The Efficiency Exchange has begun a partnership with the Guardian Higher Education Network to offer a new section for university professionals in managerial, administrative and service provision roles. The new section brings together the latest thinking, success stories and good practice, as well as...

Meet the new Member Advisory Council recruits - voted for by you!

Meet the new Member Advisory Council recruits - voted for by you!

Posted on 25 November 2013

Following a call out for recruits to the Member Advisory Council (MAC) in September and a period of voting from the wider EAUC Membership, we're delighted to announce the new Council members. Thank you to all Members who showed their support by voting for these nominees. • Ann-Marie ...

EAUC invites Members to form our 2014 Conference Programme Panel

EAUC invites Members to form our 2014 Conference Programme Panel

Posted on 22 November 2013

The role of the Conferrence Programme Panel (CPP) is to ensure that the sessions included in the EAUC’s Annual Conference programme, meet the needs and demands of the delegates. Delegates are made up of sustainability practitioners from within both the higher and further education sector. T...

EAUC Member survey results 2013

EAUC Member survey results 2013

Posted on 22 November 2013

This year’s Member survey was a crucial one against a backdrop of immense change for the sector, for the EAUC and its Members. We are confident that EAUC Membership offers something unique and quantifiable. Whether this is providing you as individuals with capacity and networks to lead sust...

Member Spotlight on Oxford Brookes University - University Business

Member Spotlight on Oxford Brookes University - University Business

Posted on 21 November 2013

At the EAUC, we are really proud of the sustainability excellence that exists within our Membership. We see it as one of our main responsibilities to celebrate and share this excellence with the sector to inspire others. That is why we create Member Spotlights: to understand more about an institutio...

Flexible learning: six new ideas

Flexible learning: six new ideas

Posted on 18 November 2013

Flexibility should be seen as a skill in its own right, rather than simply as an inclusive method of teaching in higher education This is just one of the findings from the most recent report on flexible learning by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Flexible pedagogies: new pedagogical ideas, al...

EAUC Members represented on Green League Oversight Group

EAUC Members represented on Green League Oversight Group

Posted on 13 November 2013

People & Planet strives to make the compilation of its Green League as transparent and rigorous as possible each year. Each year, a Green League Oversight Group (GLOG) is recruited from among sector stakeholders, with members selected to represent the widest possible diversity of the sector i...

Sustainability goes full steam ahead at the 2013 Green Gown Awards!

Sustainability goes full steam ahead at the 2013 Green Gown Awards!

Posted on 13 November 2013

Over 325 sustainability leaders were on the edge of their seats at the world's oldest surviving railway turning shed last night as the BBC’s Professor Iain Stewart announced the winners of this year’s Green Gown Awards. It was an inspirational night with 81 finalist institutions, 14...

Plymouth University to participate in pioneering international sustainability programme

Plymouth University to participate in pioneering international sustainability programme

Posted on 12 November 2013

Plymouth University’s green credentials have been further enhanced after it was selected to be part of a pioneering global sustainability initiative. Already recognised as one of the top five green universities in the world, the University is now one of just six institutions internationally...

Get involved in the next NUS HEA student sustainability survey

Get involved in the next NUS HEA student sustainability survey

Posted on 11 November 2013

The dust hasn’t settled on the third NUS HEA report on student attitudes towards, and skills for, sustainability yet, but they are thrilled with how widely it has been reported and cited. The report shows that, consistently over the last 3 years, c60% of Higher Education students want to le...

Collaboration on HEFCE Sustainable Development consultation: Live webinar with Iain Patton, EAUC CEO

Collaboration on HEFCE Sustainable Development consultation: Live webinar with Iain Patton, EAUC CEO

Posted on 11 November 2013

As you will be aware, HEFCE has launched a consultation aiming to encourage dialogue within the higher education sector on what more can be done to promote sustainable development. Find out more here. Capturing your views via live webinar As this is such a crucial issue for the sector, the EAU...

Trustee Week 2013 - thank you to our EAUC Board of Trustees

Trustee Week 2013 - thank you to our EAUC Board of Trustees

Posted on 4 November 2013

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They may be called trustees, directors, board members, governors or committee members, but they are the people with ultimate responsibility for directing the business of the charity.  They are often the unsung heroes, playing a vital role, volunte...

Lucideon Certifies Keele University’s Energy Management System to ISO 50001

Lucideon Certifies Keele University’s Energy Management System to ISO 50001

Posted on 1 November 2013

Lucideon is pleased to announce that it has recently certified Keele University’s Energy Management System (EnMS) to ISO 50001. Keele University is an EAUC Educational Member. One of the first universities in the UK to have its EnMS certified to the internationally-recognised standard,...

How universities and colleges can become even greener

How universities and colleges can become even greener

Posted on 1 November 2013

A consultation launched by HEFCE aims to promote dialogue within the higher education sector on what more can be done to promote sustainable development. Students are also invited to contribute to the discussion. Universities and colleges have for many years been making substantial reductions in ...

Green Impact Awards at HEFCE

Green Impact Awards at HEFCE

Posted on 30 October 2013

HEFCE staff celebrated the culmination of four months of Green Impact activity at its Bristol headquarters with an award ceremony attended by HEFCE’s Chair, Tim Melville-Ross who congratulated teams on their awards. Also attending were the National Union of Students Vice-President Dom Ander...

Green Gown Award Ceremony 2013 claims Gold Food for Life Catering Mark

Green Gown Award Ceremony 2013 claims Gold Food for Life Catering Mark

Posted on 24 October 2013

Working with our partners - the Soil Association and The Roundhouse, Derby College - we are proud to once again announce that we have been awarded the prestigious Gold Food for Life Catering Mark for guaranteeing a menu that includes fresh, local produce from the UK and incorporating 15% of organic ...

Impressive results for university catering - University Business

Impressive results for university catering - University Business

Posted on 23 October 2013

With the focus on recognition of quality within catering in educational institutions on the rise in the last few years, Suzi Gammon, Catering Mark Coordinator at the Soil Association, shared her perspective on how working with the EAUC has furthered this agenda in this ...

Your voice, your vote - EAUC Members to vote for MAC representatives

Your voice, your vote - EAUC Members to vote for MAC representatives

Posted on 22 October 2013

The time has come for EAUC Members to vote for the new recruits to the Member Advisory Council (MAC). The Member Advisory Council (MAC) will exist to represent our members’ views, needs and requirements. We’re confident that uniting an even mix of like-minded, passionate EAUC members ...

Students driving sustainability success

Students driving sustainability success

Posted on 16 October 2013

More than 80% of students surveyed in a new HEA/NUS report, believe sustainable development should be actively promoted and incorporated by UK universities, a belief which increases as they progress through their studies. To help you engage more fully with your students on this issue, the EAUC is re...

University of Gloucestershire Students Win Gold at Malvern Autumn Show

University of Gloucestershire Students Win Gold at Malvern Autumn Show

Posted on 14 October 2013

Landscape Architecture students Jake Poloni and Steve Mann have struck gold at the Malvern Autumn Show with their garden inspired by Rockford, Illinois. Their edible garden won an RHS Gold award and was also named Best in Show. The 15 by 15 foot garden was sponsored by Rockford, Illinois, The Thr...

Sustainable Gardening at the University of Leeds

Sustainable Gardening at the University of Leeds

Posted on 14 October 2013

The Sustainable Garden at the University of Leeds has now officially opened. Founded through a partnership between the Sustainability Team, the Grounds and Garden team and Leeds University Union, the garden offers a public space for staff, students and the local community, with wildflower areas to e...

Hot off the Press - HEFCE Quarterly Digest Autumn 2013

Hot off the Press - HEFCE Quarterly Digest Autumn 2013

Posted on 8 October 2013

HEFCE has just released the Autumn 2013 quarterly digest with topical information for managers and others in audit, estates, finance and administration in higher education institutions. Here are a couple of tasters to whet your appetite: "Sustainable Development Framework HEFCE&rsqu...

EAUC responds to Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme consultation

EAUC responds to Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme consultation

Posted on 1 October 2013

The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 requires Scottish Ministers to develop a Scottish Adaptation Programme which addresses the risks identified for Scotland in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment. The Programme is required to set out Scottish Ministers objectives in relation to adaptation to cl...

Students want more on sustainable development from their higher education careers

Students want more on sustainable development from their higher education careers

Posted on 1 October 2013

More than 80% of students, surveyed in a new report, believe that sustainable development should be actively promoted and incorporated by UK universities, a belief which increases as they progress through their studies. This is one of the major findings of Student attitudes towards and skills for...

Sustainability in University Rankings

Sustainability in University Rankings

Posted on 17 September 2013

EAUC Members, the LiFE Index and the Platform for Sustainability Performance in Education will be represented at a UNEP supported workshop in October at the University of Venice by Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Qs - World University Ranking, to promote the integration of sustainability i...

2014 Annual Conference dates announced - 7-9 May 2014

2014 Annual Conference dates announced - 7-9 May 2014

Posted on 17 September 2013

Date for your diary: 7-9 May 2014 EAUC Annual Conference We are pleased to announce that the EAUC’s 18th Annual Conference will take place at Nottingham Trent University from 7 – 9 May 2014. Situated in the city centre of Nottingham, the Newton Building (which will host the Confer...

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Sustainability Index

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Sustainability Index

Posted on 16 September 2013

In April this year the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply launched the CIPS Sustainability Index (CSI).  Why is CSI a big deal?  Well, supply chains are now longer and more integrated than ever before.  This means buyers need to know their suppliers to help them manage su...

EAUC invites Members to join the Member Advisory Council

EAUC invites Members to join the Member Advisory Council

Posted on 16 September 2013

We are now closed to MAC nominations We’re delighted to announce that the Member Advisory Council (MAC) is now open for nominations. The MAC was created 2 years ago to represent our Members’ views, needs and requirements. We’re confident that uniting an even mix of like-minde...

Defra responds to Site Waste Management Plan consultation

Defra responds to Site Waste Management Plan consultation

Posted on 16 September 2013

The Department of Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced that the Government will be repealing the construction Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) regulations 2008. Along with nearly 170 other organisations, EAUC Members issued a response to the consultation in July 2013. The consultation, l...

The EAUC invites tenders for the event management of the Annual Conference 2014 and 2015

The EAUC invites tenders for the event management of the Annual Conference 2014 and 2015

Posted on 10 September 2013

This tender has now closed The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (the EAUC) invites tenders for the event management and delivery of the Annual Conference in 2014 and 2015. Now in its 18th year, the EAUC Annual Conference is the sustainability event of the year for the UK...

Times Higher Education Awards 2013 - shortlist announced

Times Higher Education Awards 2013 - shortlist announced

Posted on 5 September 2013

Higher education institutions are crucibles of innovation - and not just in those areas of research that grab the headlines. Recognising the creativity and quality to be found throughout universities across the UK is the aim of the Times Higher Education Awards 2013, and the shortlist represents ...

Consultation by DECC on Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

Consultation by DECC on Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

Posted on 4 September 2013

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. What is this consulta...

Soil Association launches Organic September – Small Changes, Big Difference

Soil Association launches Organic September – Small Changes, Big Difference

Posted on 30 August 2013

The Soil Association is launching Organic September – Small Changes, Big Difference to show the huge difference consumers can make by switching one household item to organic. Running throughout September, the campaign will be the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic.  C...

An exchange is more than just words

An exchange is more than just words

Posted on 20 August 2013

Inspiring knowledge exchange… over lunch! A key part of the Sustainability Exchange is encouraging dialogue and sharing of ideas and approaches whether through resources, forums or other online methods. It is this concept that inspired our ‘exchanges’. Since the platfor...

Steering the Students’ Green Fund - an EAUC perspective

Steering the Students’ Green Fund - an EAUC perspective

Posted on 14 August 2013

NUS has now announced the 25 students' unions that have been successful in bidding for a portion of £5 million to deliver ambitious ethical and environmental projects. These projects will drive transformative sustainability across their campuses and communities, create world-leading green...

Join our Team!

Join our Team!

Posted on 6 August 2013

The leading sustainability charity for UK universities and colleges has an exciting opportunity for an exceptional person EAUC Scotland Project Officer (full time - fixed term) Based at our Edinburgh office £18,005 - £21,383 Fixed Term until 31st March 2014 - Full Time The EA...

Net-Works™, Interface implementing Leadership in Sustainability

Net-Works™, Interface implementing Leadership in Sustainability

Posted on 5 August 2013

Leadership on the Sustainability Exchange Sponsors, Interface, have teamed up with conservation charity the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to create the project, Net-Works™. Net-Works is a great example of how leadership can be implemented in sustainability and how many different people...

EAUC announce membership of GUPES

EAUC announce membership of GUPES

Posted on 1 August 2013

We are delighted to announce that the EAUC are now members of the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES). The goal of GUPES is to promote the mainstreaming of environment and sustainability practices and curricula into universities by supporting innovative appro...

Computer recycling schemes for retired or redundant ICT equipment- Short survey

Computer recycling schemes for retired or redundant ICT equipment- Short survey

Posted on 31 July 2013

The EAUC is working with a strategic partner, IT Schools Africa, to understand the main barriers and problems to institutional participation in ICT equipment "end of life" recycling schemes. These schemes have proved to be very popular and fruitful in other sectors, so we’d like to u...

EAUC Consultation response: Proposed repeal by DEFRA of construction SWMPs Regulations

EAUC Consultation response: Proposed repeal by DEFRA of construction SWMPs Regulations

Posted on 15 July 2013

The EAUC has now published its response to the DEFRA consultation on the proposed repeal of the construction Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP) regulations. 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...

Vote for Women in Social and Environmental Enterprise (WiSEE)

Vote for Women in Social and Environmental Enterprise (WiSEE)

Posted on 11 July 2013

Large grants Change Agents UK Charity The WISEE (Women in Social and Environmental Enterprise) project will inspire and help more than 100 young women to develop their idea for an eco and low carbon social enterprise that will benefit individuals and communities across the UK. Good green id...

Keep up to date with Member Advisory Council activity

Keep up to date with Member Advisory Council activity

Posted on 11 July 2013

Our Member Advisory Council (MAC) represents you by advising us on products and services. They are representative of the Membership and reflect core areas of interest and practice. They communicate virtually to share their insight on upcoming developments at the EAUC and usually hold a face to face ...

Announcing the finalists of the Green Gown Awards 2013

Announcing the finalists of the Green Gown Awards 2013

Posted on 10 July 2013

With 81 motivational and inspiring sustainability projects representing 53 educational institutions across the UK, the EAUC are delighted and proud to reveal the Finalists of the Green Gown Awards 2013 - all vying for the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education se...

SPCE pleased to announce funding for NSPPP sustainable procurement training

SPCE pleased to announce funding for NSPPP sustainable procurement training

Posted on 10 July 2013

Sustainable Procurement Training - NSPPP Supported Modules SPCE is pleased to announce that we will be able to further fund the NSPPP training on sustainable procurement.  This will be offered as a variety of options: 1)         A half-day worksh...

Professor Iain Stewart MBE announced as 2013 Green Gown Awards ceremony host

Professor Iain Stewart MBE announced as 2013 Green Gown Awards ceremony host

Posted on 9 July 2013

The Green Gown Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday 12 November 2013 at The Roundhouse, Derby College. The EAUC will announced the 2013 finalists tomorrow at 12 noon! We are delighted to announce that our host for the Awards Ceremony will be Professor Iain Stewart, MBE. A Scottish geologis...

Fair's fair

Fair's fair

Posted on 8 July 2013

With the recent launch of our new Fair Trade Community of Practice, the convenor of the group, Liz Cooper, explores this topic and the key issues affecting tertiary education inhtis month's issue of University Business. Liz is the Fair Trade Coordinator for the Universi...

Latest News from SPCE

Latest News from SPCE

Posted on 4 July 2013

The June 2013 Newsletter has the latest news from SPCE, what they're up to at the moment and guidance and information from the sector.

Interface invites YOU to the launch of their new collection: Planks – a dimension in flooring

Interface invites YOU to the launch of their new collection: Planks – a dimension in flooring

Posted on 3 July 2013

EAUC Platinum Sponsor and sponsor of the Leadership framework on the Sustainability Exchange, Interface,  are launching their new collections: Planks – a dimension in flooring and they would like you to be there to celebrate this achievement.  The FREE lunches, with guest speakers...

Consultation on Proposed repeal by DEFRA of construction SWMPs Regulations

Consultation on Proposed repeal by DEFRA of construction SWMPs Regulations

Posted on 26 June 2013

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. What is this consult...

Live Chat - University sustainability: where should we focus our energies?

Live Chat - University sustainability: where should we focus our energies?

Posted on 12 June 2013

Live Chat - Guardian Higher Education Network With the People & Planet Green League 2013 results being published in The Guardian yesterday (11 June 2013), the whole sector is talking sustainability and asking 'what should be higher education's role in creating a more sustainable env...

EAUC Consultation response:  Measuring higher education – a review of performance indicators

EAUC Consultation response: Measuring higher education – a review of performance indicators

Posted on 12 June 2013

The EAUC has now published its response to the 'Measuring higher education – a review of performance indicators' consultation commissioned by the four higher education (HE) funding councils of the UK. The aim of the consultation is to fundamentally review the Performance In...

Green Gown Award winner Manchester Metropolitan tops the 2013 Green League

Green Gown Award winner Manchester Metropolitan tops the 2013 Green League

Posted on 11 June 2013

With the results of this year’s Green League going live today, the EAUC are delighted to see so many of its Members and Green Gown Award winners, highly commended and finalists leading the way in the top rankings. EAUC Members dominate the 2013 Green League which shows that these institutio...

Think.Eat.Save for World Environment Day, 5 June 2013

Think.Eat.Save for World Environment Day, 5 June 2013

Posted on 4 June 2013

The theme for this year’s World Environment Day celebrations is Think.Eat.Save. Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your foodprint. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wa...

The 2013 Green Gown Awards Australasia are now open!

The 2013 Green Gown Awards Australasia are now open!

Posted on 3 June 2013

Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) is delighted to announce that entries for the 2013 Green Gown Awards Australasia - presented by Ecosave - are now open!  Following the huge success of the UK Awards, the Australasian Green Gown Awards are now entering their 4th year. ...

Teaching Gaia Science in Primary and Secondary Schools

Teaching Gaia Science in Primary and Secondary Schools

Posted on 29 May 2013

Gaia's Company, with the support of James Lovelock's Gaia Charity, is launching an initiative to devise and develop a range of teaching materials for use in Primary and Secondary schools which explore the science of Gaia Theory and its wider implications for the whole area of education for...

Our greenest Conference ever!

Our greenest Conference ever!

Posted on 23 May 2013

For the first time ever and with all due thanks to our partners - Greenstone Carbon Management and SITA UK - we are proud to be able to report on the carbon footprint of the 2013 EAUC Annual Conference! We are very encouraged by the results and believe it reads extremely positively. Whilst there is ...

It’s not rocket science – it’s surprisingly simple

It’s not rocket science – it’s surprisingly simple

Posted on 21 May 2013

EAUC Annual Conference delegates warming to fully vegetarian menus National Vegetarian Week 2013 runs from the 20 - 26 May and is setting out to prove that going veggie is surprisingly simple. Visit www.nationalvegetarianweek.org and discover the delicious answer to the question ‘but what d...

EAUC launches 2013 Educational Members' survey

EAUC launches 2013 Educational Members' survey

Posted on 20 May 2013

Thank you to everyonewho took part. The 2013 survey has now closed. As a Member-led organisation, the EAUC is committed to listening to your feedback. For the EAUC, the Members' survey is one of the most important ways we capture insight as it allows us to gain insight to help you develop th...

Low Carbon Vehicle Public Procurement Programme - 15 remaining on the scheme

Low Carbon Vehicle Public Procurement Programme - 15 remaining on the scheme

Posted on 14 May 2013

In September 2012, we advised you about the Government’s Low Carbon Vehicle Public Procurement Programme (LCVPPP) which was set up in 2007 to help stimulate the market for lower carbon vehicles. It has provided financial assistance to public sector organisations wishing to procure innovative, ...

Global Consultation - Environmental Sustainability in Post-2015 Development Agenda

Global Consultation - Environmental Sustainability in Post-2015 Development Agenda

Posted on 2 May 2013

Add your voice and spread the word... Just as businesses are potentially powerful drivers of change, so are consumers. For the latter to fuel change, they need to be better aware of the impact of their choices on the environment and on the global community as a whole. Education for Sustainabl...

Green Gown Awards 2013 open for entries!

Green Gown Awards 2013 open for entries!

Posted on 1 May 2013

Awarding sustainability excellence The EAUC is delighted to announce the launch of this year’s Green Gown Awards. Stage 1 applications are now open! This is your chance to shine and to shout about your sustainability achievements! The deadline for universities and colleges to submit their ...

NUS's New Green Offices

NUS's New Green Offices

Posted on 30 April 2013

NUS have now moved in to their very green retrofit, with a few UK firsts  – cradle to cradle all LED lights which include the energy used by them, and a native green wall. For more info see http://www.nus.org.uk/en/greener-projects/greener-nus/nus-sustainable-office/, and open u...

One week to go until entries open for Green Gown Awards 2013

One week to go until entries open for Green Gown Awards 2013

Posted on 25 April 2013

Awarding sustainability excellence The EAUC is delighted to announce the launch date for this year’s Green Gown Awards. The countdown is on... we open for Stage 1 applications on Wednesday 1 May 2013! This is your chance to shine and to shout about your sustainability achievements! Allo...

New Trustee Appointed

New Trustee Appointed

Posted on 22 April 2013

We are pleased to announce that the EAUC has a new Trustee and Director joining our Board. Professor Wendy Purcell, Vice Chancellor at Plymouth University was appointed at the AGM at University of Nottingham on 19th April 2013. Wendy says "Despite the myriad of pressures on universities a...

2013 Annual Conference raffle

2013 Annual Conference raffle

Posted on 22 April 2013

During this year’s EAUC Annual Conference, we once again held our popular Conference raffle. With some fantastic prizes up for grabs, delegates were very excited about the prize draw held during the Conference’s exhibition time on Thursday 18th April. All delegates received three raff...

Sustainable Education Brands: How Learning Institutions Are Attracting Values-Driven Students

Sustainable Education Brands: How Learning Institutions Are Attracting Values-Driven Students

Posted on 22 April 2013

More prospective undergrads are showing interest in sustainability and letting it guide their choice - find out why the Green Gown Awards are part of this here. The 2013 Green Gown Awards will be launched on 1st May 2013. Click here for details.

Keeping sustainability in the National Curriculum

Keeping sustainability in the National Curriculum

Posted on 17 April 2013

The EAUC, along with 31 other signatories, have written to Michael Gove MP urging him to keep sustainability in the National Curriculum objectives. You can view the letter below. Please sign the online petition at: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/the-rt-hon-michael-gove-mp-keep-sustainab...

Free trees are good for bees

Free trees are good for bees

Posted on 15 April 2013

Everyone knows that some bees make honey, but did you know that they are also important pollinators? Without bees, around a third of the food we eat would not be available. Can you imagine a world without cups of tea, crunchy apples and blackberry jam? No more carrots, parsnips, mustard or onion ...

Petitioning The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

Petitioning The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

Posted on 5 April 2013

 The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP: Keep Sustainability in the National Curriculum Objectives Petition by SEEd "Pupils should develop awareness and understanding of, and respect for, the environments in which they live, and secure their commitment to sustainable development at a personal, n...

HEFCE announces plans to invest £5 million in higher education sustainability

HEFCE announces plans to invest £5 million in higher education sustainability

Posted on 4 April 2013

NUS will run a £5 million Students’ Green Fund    The EAUC is delighted to announce its close involvement with new HEFCE £5 million Students’ Green Fund which will be launched at our Annual Conference on Thursday 18 April. Iain Patton, EAUC CEO comments...

CCIF Funding Support for Members

CCIF Funding Support for Members

Posted on 3 April 2013

The Skills Funding Agency’s new College Capital Investment Scheme (CCIF) now replaces the Estate Renewals Grant. Colleges that have submitted an Expression of Interest under CCIF will find out on the 24 April if they have been invited to submit a ‘Detailed Submission’. Detailed Su...

Sharing our Members’ activity from Climate Week

Sharing our Members’ activity from Climate Week

Posted on 2 April 2013

The GreenCow event was featured in last weeks SRUC news, stressing the progress researchers are making in seeking ways to reduce methane production by ruminant livestock. However one of the VIP guests was Iain Patton, CEO of The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) which ha...

Call for Papers, Presentations & Posters - 13th International ACTS Conference

Call for Papers, Presentations & Posters - 13th International ACTS Conference

Posted on 27 March 2013

"Sharing Learning: lessons from the sustainability community" Sustainability, and how to achieve it, is undoubtedly a growing discussion topic amongst organisations and the broader community. Examples of good practice can be found in almost every sector and industry. Yet we still question...

Stronger together - Annual Report and Annual General Meeting 2013

Stronger together - Annual Report and Annual General Meeting 2013

Posted on 26 March 2013

As Members of the EAUC, we send important Annual General Meeting (AGM) information to all contacts at each institution and our partners about the running of the Association. We are delighted to share our new-style Annual Report and accompanying summary version which shares our achievements in an...

Sustainability Skills for Growth - Draft Report

Sustainability Skills for Growth - Draft Report

Posted on 26 March 2013

This LSIS project led by ESD Consulting Ltd and Bedford College aims to explore sustainability skills, their relevance to employment, employers and business, and the opportunities challenges and barriers to the FE and skills sector in leading the development of those skills. This is one of two re...

RICS and AUDE meeting to discuss the development of the RICS Ska methodology for the HE sector

RICS and AUDE meeting to discuss the development of the RICS Ska methodology for the HE sector

Posted on 26 March 2013

This would be a positive development for the sector as it would provide a methodology for embedding sustainability measures into small and medium sized refurbishment projects which are undertaken. Summary "The Ska Rating scheme has been developed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Survey...

Essentials of Leading for Sustainability event

Essentials of Leading for Sustainability event

Posted on 26 March 2013

Central London on Tuesday 23 April 2013 This event is aimed at people leading at departmental and institutional levels who do not have a sustainability or carbon-reduction background but who want sustainability to play its part in their wider leadership role. This may include building sustainabil...

The Woodland Trust is offering free trees for communities, groups and schools!

The Woodland Trust is offering free trees for communities, groups and schools!

Posted on 22 March 2013

The Woodland Trust is offering community groups, youth groups, schools and educational establishments the chance to apply for packs of free trees for delivery in November 2013. Whether groups are interested in helping wildlife; creating a faith, or inter-faith, green space; a community garden or ...

UK National Commission for UNESCO Policy Brief on Education for Sustainable Development

UK National Commission for UNESCO Policy Brief on Education for Sustainable Development

Posted on 21 March 2013

This is an Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Policy Brief from the UK National Commission for UNESCO compiled by some of the UK's leading experts in the field. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) can be thought of as a process of learning how to make decisions that consider th...

Budget 2013: green measures at a glance

Budget 2013: green measures at a glance

Posted on 21 March 2013

This article was taken from guardian.co.uk and was written by Adam Vaughan. A direct link to the original article can be found at the bottom of the page. Infrastructure spending The chancellor dashed hopes in the renewable energy industry that it might figure in his talk of more public expendi...

Applications are now open for One Year in Transition 2013-14

Applications are now open for One Year in Transition 2013-14

Posted on 19 March 2013

This is a new programme for people in their Twenties who want to lead their own practical projects for community wellbeing and find the right livelihood. The course is offered by Transition Network, the organization that supports communities around the world that are committed to post-carbon...

University awards £10,000 funding for Socially Responsible Businesses

University awards £10,000 funding for Socially Responsible Businesses

Posted on 15 March 2013

The University of Winchester has awarded more than £10,000 in seed funding to a number of staff, students and graduates to start socially responsible businesses. The funding forms part of a £2m pioneering social enterprise initiative funded by the Higher Education Council (HEFCE) and del...

EAUC responds to Wales Sustainable Development Bill

EAUC responds to Wales Sustainable Development Bill

Posted on 5 March 2013

Earlier in the year, the Welsh Government launched a White Paper on proposals for the Sustainable Development (SD) Bill, a key part of their legislative programme.   Sustainability lies at the heart of the Welsh Government’s agenda for Wales; it also lies at the heart of this legislativ...

Platform for Sustainability Performance Update

Platform for Sustainability Performance Update

Posted on 4 March 2013

We are delighted to tell you how successful the Platform for Sustainability Performance in Education (www.sustainabilityperformance.org) launch went last week at UNEP Nairobi. We had an impressive 16 of them including Ms .Khatuna Gogaladze, Minister of Environment Protection from Georgia and Dr....

Welcome to Climate Week 2013!

Welcome to Climate Week 2013!

Posted on 4 March 2013

Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. Culminating in a week of activities, it showcases practical solutions from every sector of society. Each year, half a million people attend 3,000 events in Britain&...

EAUC Member University of Wales, Trinity Saint David Wins Sustainability Guardian Award

EAUC Member University of Wales, Trinity Saint David Wins Sustainability Guardian Award

Posted on 28 February 2013

EAUC Member, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, has won the Sustainability Project category at the Guardian University Awards. The Institute for Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE) was launched in 2012 to embed sustainability through the curriculum, campus...

Nottingham Trent University and Plymouth University are the first institutions to gain Accreditation

Nottingham Trent University and Plymouth University are the first institutions to gain Accreditation

Posted on 26 February 2013

Nottingham Trent University and Plymouth University are the first institutions to gain Accreditation for sustainability performance in the LiFE Index Nottingham Trent University and Plymouth University are the first institutions to have gained Accreditation in the Learning in Future Environments (L...

Let’s talk about efficiency

Let’s talk about efficiency

Posted on 26 February 2013

The Efficiency Exchange website is now available: efficiencyexchange.ac.uk. The service has been brought online quickly to start up the conversation with you - keep in mind that it’s a work in progress.    It aims to be a space for discovering and sharing innovative ways to deliver...

Famous faces come out in force for Fairtrade Fortnight

Famous faces come out in force for Fairtrade Fortnight

Posted on 25 February 2013

Today marks the official start of Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 and there are a whole host of celebrities supporting the petition to make trade fairer for small farmers. Jonathan Ross, Bruce Forsyth, Harry Hill, Bruno Tonioli and Tulisa are just a few of the stars who are sending their mini-marchers...

2020 Climate Group Launch the Waste Pledge

2020 Climate Group Launch the Waste Pledge

Posted on 25 February 2013

Scotland's 2020 Climate Group has launched the Waste Pledge. The Pledge is to encourage organisations in Scotland to adopt the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 six months early. Already over 40 organisations have signed the pledge, including Edinburgh Napier University, University of Strathcly...

Launch of the International Platform for Sustainability Performance in Education

Launch of the International Platform for Sustainability Performance in Education

Posted on 20 February 2013

The Platform for Sustainability Performance in Education will be launched at the 27th Session of United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Governing Council in Nairobi, Kenya on the 20th February 2013 at a special Green Room Event led by UNEP including Environment Ministers, Education Sect...

Ofsted inspection rates Walsall College as 'Outstanding'

Ofsted inspection rates Walsall College as 'Outstanding'

Posted on 18 February 2013

Staff and students at Walsall Adult & Community College (WACC), an EAUC Member, have plenty to celebrate this New Year after learning the college has been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted, for its teaching and learning.   The College is one of the first learning and skills providers in the...

Sustainability Skills for Growth

Sustainability Skills for Growth

Posted on 14 February 2013

Sustainable Development is about strengthening economic well-being by equipping individuals with the right skills and values to help build strong communities, while protecting and enhancing the environment. This is the primary role of the FE and skills sector. This LSIS project led by ESD Consult...

Launch of Strategic Framework

Launch of Strategic Framework

Posted on 13 February 2013

Following months of consultation, we are delighted to share our 2013-2017 Strategic Framework with you. This Framework guides the EAUC as an organisation through the 5 year period from 2013 to 2017 and outlines the aims and objectives to support the Board and Staff. Do you want to influence the deli...

Call for Trustee nominations

Call for Trustee nominations

Posted on 13 February 2013

This is now closed 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 our future success. We now have a vacancy for one ...

New support centre launched for participants in Learning in Future Environments (LiFE)

New support centre launched for participants in Learning in Future Environments (LiFE)

Posted on 11 February 2013

Following a survey of LiFE participants in 2012, the EAUC are delighted to launch the new LiFE support centre. Participants raised the need for technical guidance documents on how to use the tool such as how to set up users, how to use the system aimed at the LiFE Lead. We also established a need fo...

11 February: Go Green Week is launched!

11 February: Go Green Week is launched!

Posted on 11 February 2013

100s of Schools, Colleges and Unis take part in Go Green Week 2013 This week hundreds of Schools, Colleges and Universities all over the UK are taking part in Go Green Week 2013, showcasing practical solutions for tackling the climate crisis. People & Planet, the national organisers of Go Green...

Education Innovation Conference & Exhibition

Education Innovation Conference & Exhibition

Posted on 8 February 2013

Running a school in a sustainable way is not just about renewable energy or low-carbon technologies, it’s about how these work together and – crucially – how the staff and students interact with them. David Frise, head of sustainability at the Building & Engineering Services As...

Would you like 3 days help at your library from the Better World Books team?

Would you like 3 days help at your library from the Better World Books team?

Posted on 7 February 2013

Better World Books will be running a competition throughout January and February 2013 by offering your library three days worth of help from one of their staff members. All you need to do is send us 30 cartons or more before 28 February 2013 to automatically be entered into the draw.    ...

Lucideon announces ISO 50001 awareness course

Lucideon announces ISO 50001 awareness course

Posted on 4 February 2013

Gold EAUC Company Member, Lucideon, the international provider of sustainability assurance and management systems certification and training, has added two new courses around energy management to its portfolio. As a key provider of ISO50001 certification and the UK and Ireland's leading EU E...

Sector welcomes 2013-2014 HEFCE funding allocations

Sector welcomes 2013-2014 HEFCE funding allocations

Posted on 1 February 2013

On 11 January 2013, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Minister for Universities and Science confirmed funding allocations to HEFCE for 2013-14 and the Government’s priorities for the Council for the coming year.    The grant letter (see below)...

Go Green Week 2013 - 11-17 February

Go Green Week 2013 - 11-17 February

Posted on 1 February 2013

Go Green Week is People & Planet’s annual national week of action on climate change in schools, colleges and universities. Students hold a week of activities to raise awareness every February and launch practical projects to showcase practical solutions for a low-carbon future. In 2012,...

New keynote speaker added to Annual Conference programme - Dr Joan Walley MP

New keynote speaker added to Annual Conference programme - Dr Joan Walley MP

Posted on 29 January 2013

The EAUC is delighted to confirm that Dr Joan Walley, MP for Stoke-on-Trent North and Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee of the House of Commons as our new day 2 (Thursday 18 April) keynote speaker! Joan is the 2004 winner of the Epolitix Environment Champion Award and has long combi...

The new home on the web for the Department of Energy & Climate Change

The new home on the web for the Department of Energy & Climate Change

Posted on 24 January 2013

As reported to Members in the final edition of Earth in October the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has now moved its content to the new GOV.UK website joining their colleagues from FCO, BIS, MoD, DCLG and DfT. All remaining ministerial departments are due to move over in the f...

The University of Malaysia Sabah collaborates with the EAUC

The University of Malaysia Sabah collaborates with the EAUC

Posted on 24 January 2013

Over the past few days senior managers from The University of Malaysia Sabah have been frequenting a number of institutions across England in the pursuit of sustainability insight. Their journey led them to the UK Head office for the sustainability champion for UK universities and colleges the E...

A first for the University of Edinburgh's student catering

A first for the University of Edinburgh's student catering

Posted on 23 January 2013

EAUC Member, the University of Edinburgh has become the first Scottish University to achieve the prestigious bronze Food for Life Catering Mark, in recognition of the institution’s commitment to serving fresh, healthy meals that students can trust.   The University has achieved the awar...

Bridgend College signs up to the River of Flowers Project

Bridgend College signs up to the River of Flowers Project

Posted on 15 January 2013

Bridgend College was the first further education college to sign the Welsh Government Sustainable Development Charter, which includes their commitment to the conservation of ecosystems and habitat for wildlife. This is supported by a far-reaching Land Management Policy and Biodiversity Strategy whic...

New eco lighting system cuts energy and bills at Cambridge Regional College

New eco lighting system cuts energy and bills at Cambridge Regional College

Posted on 14 January 2013

A new "green" lighting system at Cambridge Regional College, an EAUC Member, is set to save nearly 200 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year and cut costs by around £1.3 million over the next 10 years.   The new automated lighting system, with innovative lamps for both internal and ...

EAUC launches 17th Annual Conference with great value delegate rates for EAUC Members

EAUC launches 17th Annual Conference with great value delegate rates for EAUC Members

Posted on 10 January 2013

The EAUC is delighted to launch its 17th Annual Conference. Over the three Conference days, we will hear from three notable keynote speakers; Giles Hutchins, sustainable business practices speaker, Wyn Morgan, Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of Nottingham and Danny Chivers, Carb...

Celebrating the pinnacle of pioneering environmental and sustainable initiatives

Celebrating the pinnacle of pioneering environmental and sustainable initiatives

Posted on 9 January 2013

The EAUC's article in the January issue of University Business focuses on the 2012 Green Gown Awards. One of the underlying founding principles of the EAUC is the notion of sharing best practice. Working with University Business, the EAUC interviewed some of the winners to find out just what ma...

University of St Andrews data centre receives top CEEDA award from BCS

University of St Andrews data centre receives top CEEDA award from BCS

Posted on 3 January 2013

University of St Andrews has achieved a gold award for its data centre under the Certified Energy Efficient Datacentre Award (CEEDA) programme from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The data centre was designed, built and maintained by EAUC Company Member Future-Tech. They are very pleased a...

Green Academy 2013/14: announcing the successful applicants

Green Academy 2013/14: announcing the successful applicants

Posted on 12 December 2012

The Higher Education Academy is delighted to announce the following ten Higher Education Institutions who will be participating in the second Green Academy change programme:   • Anglia Ruskin University  • De Montfort University Leicester • London College ...

How to buy a 'green' Christmas tree

How to buy a 'green' Christmas tree

Posted on 11 December 2012

Brighten up your living room with a Christmas tree without creating a huge environmental footprint. If you're going to buy a real tree Leo Hickman writes: There are some basic things to look out for … when sourcing a real tree. The Soil Association has details of retailers selli...

Dreaming of a Leaner, Greener Christmas

Dreaming of a Leaner, Greener Christmas

Posted on 11 December 2012

The EAUC's article in the Winter edition of The Blue Marble focuses on the dreaming of a leaner, greener Christmas.  With the festive period fast approaching the season of celebration and excess will soon be upon us. This provides a perfect opportunity to educate students and staff abou...

EAUCs Staff Volunteering Day

EAUCs Staff Volunteering Day

Posted on 11 December 2012

The Butterfly Garden  For our annual staff Christmas day we decided to give our time to someone else and give back to the local community by volunteering for a nearby Cheltenham charity called the Butterfly Garden. The Butterfly Garden is an educational, therapeutic and recreational scheme, ...

Leading Curriculum Change for Sustainability: Quality Enhancement

Leading Curriculum Change for Sustainability: Quality Enhancement

Posted on 7 December 2012

The HEFCE LGM funded project which sought to introduce Education for Sustainable Development concerns into education quality agendas has now concluded. The Team would like to share the key outcomes with EAUC Members and beyond.  Online Guide to Quality and Education for Sustainability in HE T...

HEFCE Annual Meeting 2012

HEFCE Annual Meeting 2012

Posted on 5 December 2012

HEFCE’s Annual Meeting was attended by members of governing bodies of universities and colleges, and representatives of other organisations with an interest in higher education.   Tim Melville-Ross, Chair of HEFCE, welcomed delegates to the meeting. Chief Executive Alan Langlands review...

Cycling Challenges

Cycling Challenges

Posted on 4 December 2012

Hands Off My Bike! Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, is currently running the ‘Hands Off My Bike!’ challenge prize - which calls on people from all over the UK to come up with breakthrough innovations to make it more difficult to steal bikes and have the potential to incr...

Reduce Costs, Save Carbon – Improve your Fleet

Reduce Costs, Save Carbon – Improve your Fleet

Posted on 3 December 2012

In 2009/10 Energy Saving Trust contacted all Scottish institutions to collect data about fleet vehicles. This information was used to inform Transport Scotland about vehicles in the public sector. Transport Scotland has since asked the Energy Saving Trust to continue working with two of the sect...

 The University of Nottingham wins Times Higher Education Award for Sustainable Development

The University of Nottingham wins Times Higher Education Award for Sustainable Development

Posted on 30 November 2012

EAUC Member, The University of Nottingham has won the coveted Times Higher Education award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development.  The University won this award not based on one impressive project, but rather for the sustainable ethos evident in everything it does. The EAUC a...

'New' universities set to be created in England

'New' universities set to be created in England

Posted on 30 November 2012

About a dozen "new" universities are set to be created in England in both the private and state sectors.   It is the first time in 20 years that a new wave of universities has been created.   Ten are long-established specialist institutions which are set to be awarded full un...

EAUC partnering Shrink Paper to reduce paper in Universities

EAUC partnering Shrink Paper to reduce paper in Universities

Posted on 28 November 2012

The EAUC is pleased to announce a partnership with The European Environmental Paper Network (EEPN). The EEPN runs the Shrink Paper project (shrinkpaper.org) in the UK to encourage some of society's biggest paper consumers to cut their paper use by half. Saving paper reduces carbon emissions, fo...

Students call for ethical procurement of university garments

Students call for ethical procurement of university garments

Posted on 27 November 2012

Students are to hold protests at 30 universities on 26 November against what they say are labour rights abuses in university garment supply chains.  The protesters, from the campaigning network People & Planet, are calling on their universities to join the Worker Rights Consortium, a glo...

Post Rio+20- What is the future of education for sustainability in the UK?

Post Rio+20- What is the future of education for sustainability in the UK?

Posted on 23 November 2012

November 2012 saw the launch of a UK dialogue process to explore the future of education for sustainability in the UK. At the invitation of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) in collaboration with the Education Dialogue Group (EDG), 25 organisations and agencies met a...

EAUC 5 year Strategic Framework - Member consultation

EAUC 5 year Strategic Framework - Member consultation

Posted on 16 November 2012

We are seeking the views of our Educational Members, Company Members and Strategic Partners on the next EAUC 5 Year Strategic Framework which will be in place from 2013 to 2017. The Strategic Framework gives us a strong outline and scope to focus our efforts in continually offering exceptional Membe...

A Great Way to Recycle Computers & Monitors

A Great Way to Recycle Computers & Monitors

Posted on 14 November 2012

IT Schools Africa - Doing Good with Old Computers In the UK, learning to use a computer is an essential part of every child’s education and we take it for granted that schools are well equipped with PCs. But across Africa it is a very different story. Only a tiny proportion of African schools...

 Green Academy – Two weeks to the proposal deadline

Green Academy – Two weeks to the proposal deadline

Posted on 13 November 2012

The HEA is inviting institutional teams to submit proposals to join the Green Academy change programme for 2012-13.   Building on the highly successful first Green Academy change programme and drawing on a range of evidence and sector-leading expertise, this new Green Academy programme will ...

New Book from Hard Rain Project

New Book from Hard Rain Project

Posted on 12 November 2012

It was William Wordsworth who wrote some 200 years ago that ‘’we are out of tune’’ with nature, and roughly 50 years ago that Bob Dylan, a further romantic brother in arms continued along a similar discourse with his song ‘’A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’&...

Adult Learners Week and Awards - nominate now!

Adult Learners Week and Awards - nominate now!

Posted on 9 November 2012

Adult Learners' Week is a national celebration of the benefits of lifelong learning. Taking place from 18 - 24 May 2013, it is the perfect opportunity to highlight not only the many types of learning options available but also the rich variety of adults who access them. For the champions of equ...

Calling all Student Scorsese Wannabes

Calling all Student Scorsese Wannabes

Posted on 9 November 2012

Danny Dyer heads judging team for competition in which students can win £1,500 for best video to bust can recycling myths     "Myth Busting – what happens to your drinks can when it’s recycled", the nationwide search for the best video dispelling the myths aro...

Green Gown Awards 2012 Winners Announced

Green Gown Awards 2012 Winners Announced

Posted on 6 November 2012

The Green Gown Awards Ceremony held on 5 November 2012, hosted by broadcaster and writer Simon Fanshawe, was a resounding success and a fitting celebration for the pioneering environmental and sustainability initiatives that have been championed in the tertiary education sector this year. The Awards...

Trustee Week 2012 - thank you to our EAUC Board of Trustees

Trustee Week 2012 - thank you to our EAUC Board of Trustees

Posted on 5 November 2012

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They may be called trustees, directors, board members, governors or committee members, but they are the people with ultimate responsibility for directing the business of the charity.  They are often the unsung heroes, playing a vital role, volunte...

Discounted consultancy rates with EAUC Sustainable Solutions (Consultancy)

Discounted consultancy rates with EAUC Sustainable Solutions (Consultancy)

Posted on 2 November 2012

To help and support our Members in these challenging times where budgets, resources and time are tight, we are launching a new Member support service: Sustainable Solutions (Consultancy). Instead of sourcing external advice and consultancy support on your own and at high cost, we're launchi...

Fantastic opportunity for volunteers at CAT's Woodland and Biodiversity week

Fantastic opportunity for volunteers at CAT's Woodland and Biodiversity week

Posted on 24 October 2012

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is offering the chance for five volunteers to spend a week assisting our Woodland and Biodiversity team. Taking place from the 5th - 9th  November, participants have the option to stay on site within beautiful surroundings near Machynlleth at the h...

Aston University receives a prestigious award in recognition of its environmental initiatives

Aston University receives a prestigious award in recognition of its environmental initiatives

Posted on 24 October 2012

Aston University, an EAUC Member, has been awarded the Platinum phase award, as part of the national EcoCampus scheme – this is equivalent to the ISO14001 Environmental Management Standard and Aston is one of only seven universities in the UK to receive the Platinum accreditation.   ...

Be the Change now with NUS and EAUC

Be the Change now with NUS and EAUC

Posted on 24 October 2012

The National Union of Students (NUS) has launched a new project called I am the Change to encourage and support you to campaign for positive change at your college or university.   This change could be on anything you want, whether it is educational, community based, environmental, personal d...

Lucideon wins ISO 50001 certification contract for National University Ireland Galway

Lucideon wins ISO 50001 certification contract for National University Ireland Galway

Posted on 23 October 2012

Lucideon, a Gold EAUC Company Member, is pleased to announce that it has won the contract to certify National University Ireland Galway’s Energy Management System (EnMS) to ISO 50001.   The certification, which should be completed in September 2012, will cover more than 110,000m2 ...

Call for Conference sessions

Call for Conference sessions

Posted on 23 October 2012

We’re currently in the vital planning stages for the 17th EAUC Annual Conference on 17 – 19 April 2013 at the University of Nottingham and we are now putting out an open call for Conference sessions. We need to ensure that we deliver an all-round programme which is suitable for delega...

£400,000 cash boost for Welsh public places

£400,000 cash boost for Welsh public places

Posted on 17 October 2012

Concert venues, sports centres, colleges and shopping centres are among the organisations set to benefit from £432,000 of Welsh Government funding unveiled by WRAP Cymru. They – along with event organisers, tourist attractions and a wide range of other public sites and buildings – ...

China–Europe 2020: Climate Change Challenge - Partnership forum, 19 November

China–Europe 2020: Climate Change Challenge - Partnership forum, 19 November

Posted on 12 October 2012

Since the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio, the EU has taken the lead in implementing the Kyoto Protocol, imperative for the low carbon, clean energy & technology transition, through leader summits and the recent EU-China Mayor’s Forum. There is a growing partnership developing at all levels to...

Free trees for your local area

Free trees for your local area

Posted on 12 October 2012

The Woodland Trust is offering community groups, youth groups and educational establishments the chance to apply for packs of free trees for delivery in March 2013. Whether groups are interested in helping wildlife; creating a faith, or inter-faith, green space; a community garden or allotment; ...

Highland Cows Moo-ve to campus

Highland Cows Moo-ve to campus

Posted on 11 October 2012

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has had an udderly brilliant idea - to introduce cattle onto its Norwich campus to improve the biodiversity of the land.   Four Highland cows have taken up residence in a field at the western end of the university’s land. They will help to manage the ...

Working together for a Common Cause

Working together for a Common Cause

Posted on 9 October 2012

We are all shaped by our culture. Culture is a key influence in shaping our view of the world and our sense of responsibilities within it The way in which we respond, both as individuals and collectively, to the most pressing problems that we face – climate change, poverty, inequality, biodiv...

EAUC and Marshall ACM launch a free sustainability elearning resource for Members

EAUC and Marshall ACM launch a free sustainability elearning resource for Members

Posted on 9 October 2012

Marshall ACM has joined forces with Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) to create a free preview of their full sustainability training course.    This taster module, gives institutions valuable insights into the work of the EAUC and provides users with the oppo...

 The Future of Education for Sustainable Development in the UK

The Future of Education for Sustainable Development in the UK

Posted on 8 October 2012

The EAUC are bringing together organisations and the Government following the strong educational commitments resulting from Rio+20. The EAUC has been very active in the lead up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit, working with numerous sustainability focused Tertiary Education organisations across the globe...

Welsh Ministers Commend Green Impact!

Welsh Ministers Commend Green Impact!

Posted on 8 October 2012

The National Union of Students (NUS) are honoured to announce that the Welsh Government have publicly commended the work that they do surrounding sustainability - including Green Impact. Leighton Andrews (Minister for Education and Skills) and John Griffiths (Minister for Environment and Sust...

Earth hour launches new video for 2013

Earth hour launches new video for 2013

Posted on 5 October 2012

Earth Hour 2013 takes place at 8:30 PM on Saturday 23 March 2013. Earth Hour has grown from a one-city initiative in 2007 to the world's largest campaign for the planet, uniting hundreds of millions of people across 7001 cities and towns in 152 countries and territories.   The official 2...

Salix Energy Efficiency Loans Scheme - applications open

Salix Energy Efficiency Loans Scheme - applications open

Posted on 3 October 2012

The Scheme allows public sector bodies, including Further and Higher Education Institutions, to apply for an interest free loan to finance up to 100% of the costs of energy efficiency projects. Any project put forward is required to meet the Salix Eligibility criteria which are set out in our online...

Green Academy – Education for Sustainable Development call for proposals

Green Academy – Education for Sustainable Development call for proposals

Posted on 3 October 2012

The HEA is currently inviting institutional teams to submit proposals to join the Green Academy change programme for 2012-13.   Higher education institutions are under increasing pressure to address the challenge of embedding sustainable development in the curriculum: employers are demanding ...

2012 Green Gown Awards Australasia winners announced!

2012 Green Gown Awards Australasia winners announced!

Posted on 1 October 2012

ACTS is delighted to announce the winners and highly commended of the 2012 Green Gown Awards Australasia, and the 2012 ACTS Award of Excellence. You can download a copy of the winner’s brochure here   The winners were announced at a fabulous dinner and award ceremony at the prestigio...

Recycling and reuse: share your experiences

Recycling and reuse: share your experiences

Posted on 1 October 2012

Higher Education institutions in the UK currently produce 1.5 million tonnes of waste per year. A significant proportion of this has the potential to be reused or recycled to save organisations money, reduce waste to landfill and avoid the use of raw resources to manufacture new products. Many of th...

Universities and the green economy: graduates for the future

Universities and the green economy: graduates for the future

Posted on 27 September 2012

The EAUC has been a contributor to an Higher Education Adademy (HEA) Think-Tank report published this week on universities and the green economy. While a number of universities are beginning to take curriculum reform seriously to ensure graduates are fit for 21st century citizenship and employme...

Significant Changes to Estates Environmental Recording at HESA

Significant Changes to Estates Environmental Recording at HESA

Posted on 27 September 2012

An important revision of the Estates Management Statistics now called Estates Management Records was carried out recently with significant EAUC member input. The Association is particularly grateful to Karen Gallagher, Jo Hasbury, Paul Morris and HEFCE's Joanna Simpson who along with EAUC CEO I...

Annual Conference 2012 carbon offset donation to University of York

Annual Conference 2012 carbon offset donation to University of York

Posted on 25 September 2012

SkyGas: Development of a new technique for determining watershed/airshed gas fluxes It is now internationally accepted that climate change is a very real and important threat to the future of our ways of life for human populations across the entire planet. This has lead to major societal and policy...

Holistic approach – the key to surmounting a university’s energy efficiency challenge

Holistic approach – the key to surmounting a university’s energy efficiency challenge

Posted on 24 September 2012

Schneider Electric, a Gold EAUC Company Member, is keen to share its vast experience in the education sector. In the October issue of University Business James Thackrah, their green building segment manager, explains why higher education authorities need to act now to address issues and lo...

Go Green - Iain Patton on the role of universities in sustainability (University Business)

Go Green - Iain Patton on the role of universities in sustainability (University Business)

Posted on 24 September 2012

From travel, to energy to, yes, even seafood and icemakers, sustainability is a word that is rarely off everyone’s lips these days, but what part do universities have to play in this ever-growing concern? Luke Dormehl from University Business investigates this complex issue in the October...

Book your table for the Green Gown Awards 2012 5 November, University of Birmingham

Book your table for the Green Gown Awards 2012 5 November, University of Birmingham

Posted on 19 September 2012

The Green Gown Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday 5 November at The Great Hall, University of Birmingham. The Green Gown Awards black-tie ceremony brings together the leaders, drivers and thinkers of sustainability initiatives within the tertiary education sector. Show your support and get ...

Third round of the Revolving Green Fund - invitation out soon

Third round of the Revolving Green Fund - invitation out soon

Posted on 19 September 2012

The HEFCE Board has approved a third round of the Revolving Green Fund which will provide at least £20 million capital funding for 2013-14 and 2014-15. The Revolving Green Fund provides recoverable grants to help higher education institutions (HEIs) in England reduce emissions. Institution...

Leeds Metropolitan Sustainability Institute aims for near-zero energy

Leeds Metropolitan Sustainability Institute aims for near-zero energy

Posted on 18 September 2012

Leading researchers in energy reduction in the built environment will gather at the University this month as part of a major international programme working towards achieving near-zero energy and carbon emissions in the industry. The Leeds Sustainability Institute has joined forces with universit...

Low Carbon Vehicle Public Procurement Programme Support for low carbon vans

Low Carbon Vehicle Public Procurement Programme Support for low carbon vans

Posted on 17 September 2012

The Government’s Low Carbon Vehicle Public Procurement Programme (LCVPPP) was set up in 2007 to help stimulate the market for lower carbon vehicles. It has provided financial assistance to public sector organisations wishing to procure innovative, lower carbon vehicles for their fleets. In ...

EAUC CEO chosen to judge the Guardian University Awards

EAUC CEO chosen to judge the Guardian University Awards

Posted on 12 September 2012

The Guardian University Awards recognise best practice, achievement and innovation across a range of categories. In areas ranging from teaching best practice and innovation to campus facilities the awards will act as a benchmark for excellence and offer universities a seal of approval to endorse the...

EAUC announces dates for the 2013 Annual Conference

EAUC announces dates for the 2013 Annual Conference

Posted on 11 September 2012

17th EAUC Annual Conference   Situated in the heart of The University of Nottingham’s campus, the East Midlands Conference Centre ticks all the boxes by offering both delegates and exhibitors alike, ample meeting rooms/exhibition space and will be a great venue to help facilitate the n...

Launch of the Sustainability Exchange - Education gets new ground-breaking knowledge bank

Launch of the Sustainability Exchange - Education gets new ground-breaking knowledge bank

Posted on 10 September 2012

The EAUC is delighted to announce the launch of the Sustainability Exchange, a pioneering centralised knowledge bank and community on sustainability. Leading organisations from across the further and higher education sector have joined forces to create the ‘Sustainability Exchange’ th...

EAUC Members recognised in THE Awards 2012 shortlist for sustainable development

EAUC Members recognised in THE Awards 2012 shortlist for sustainable development

Posted on 6 September 2012

We'd like to offer congratulations to the EAUC Members who have been recognised for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development by being shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards 2012. Universities and their staff continue to be tested by the financial and political climate. ...

Wiltshire College achieves prestigious environmental standard award!

Wiltshire College achieves prestigious environmental standard award!

Posted on 5 September 2012

EAUC Member, Wiltshire College, is about to be accredited to the international standard for environmental management, ISO 14001; one of the most widely recognised environmental standards for organisations in the world. Very few colleges in England have achieved this demanding standard for the wh...

Cycling Challenge prizes

Cycling Challenge prizes

Posted on 3 September 2012

Whether as a means of getting around locally for individuals and families, or for the daily commute, cycling presents a healthy, environmentally friendly, low cost form of transport. Nesta aim to increase the use of cycling as mode of transport by finding the innovations that best tackle securi...

Breathing LiFE into universities and colleges

Breathing LiFE into universities and colleges

Posted on 3 September 2012

The EAUC's article in the September issue of University Business focuses on the Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) programme. Since its launch last year, this comprehensive performance improvement system has been going from strength to strength. Developed and delivered by the EAUC, LiF...

City University London bags EcoCampus Platinum Award and ISO 14001 certification

City University London bags EcoCampus Platinum Award and ISO 14001 certification

Posted on 22 August 2012

Significant goals attained by City in terms of managing environmental impact City's Environmental Management System (EMS) has been awarded an EcoCampus Platinum Award and ISO 14001 certification in recognition of the University's commitment to reducing its impact on the environment and ...

Higher Education Academy change services 2012-13

Higher Education Academy change services 2012-13

Posted on 10 August 2012

Higher education institutions (HEIs) and further eduaction (FE colleges) are facing unprecedented changes, which are challenging approaches to learning, teaching and assessment. Higher Education Academy (HEA) change services have been developed to help institutions, faculties and departments to adap...

Facebook share their carbon footprint

Facebook share their carbon footprint

Posted on 10 August 2012

By Adam Vaughan On 1 August 2012, Facebook has, for the first time, revealed the carbon footprint of its operations and its more than 900m users' likes, photo albums and status updates. The data, published on Wednesday, shows that despite the social networking's rising star, its c...

An Olympian Sustainability Effort

An Olympian Sustainability Effort

Posted on 10 August 2012

Trina Innes, Director (Office of Sustainability) at University of Alberta reflects on sustainability as the heart of the London 2012 Olympic games, and examines the parallels in integrating sustainability in the games and athletes with that of institutitions. An Olympian Sustainability Effor...

Universities chosen in pioneering social entrepreneurship initiative

Universities chosen in pioneering social entrepreneurship initiative

Posted on 10 August 2012

Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly growing movement within the higher education (HE) sector. A £2 million HE support initiative, funded by HEFCE, and delivered by UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, has now selected 56 higher education institutions (HEIs) from across England to l...

Important next steps for the Green Deal

Important next steps for the Green Deal

Posted on 9 August 2012

£7m loan to The Green Deal Finance Company to help ensure it is ready to offer finance to Green Deal Providers in early 2013 HM Treasury announces that Green Deal will be an early candidate for the use of infrastructure guarantees Green Deal registration opens today allowing or...

Green Gown Awards 2012 shortlist announced

Green Gown Awards 2012 shortlist announced

Posted on 6 August 2012

The EAUC are delighted to announce the shortlist of applicants for this year’s Green Gown Awards. 2012 has proved to be another excellent year for applications to the Awards, the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education sector.  View the 2012 short...

Making ICT Green

Making ICT Green

Posted on 27 July 2012

The EAUC has recently launched its new Green ICT Community of Practice (COP). So, to celebrate the launch and explain the increasing need for more efficient information services, we asked COP Convenor Gaurav Malik and his colleague Mike Kretsis from the University of East London to di...

Renewable energy to bring £25 billion of investment into UK economy

Renewable energy to bring £25 billion of investment into UK economy

Posted on 26 July 2012

Changes to subsidies for renewable electricity could incentivise between £20 billion and £25 billion of new investment in the economy between 2013 and 2017. The Banding Review for the Renewables Obligation will support jobs and deliver more clean power with a reduction in costs to co...

DECC HQ slashes energy use

DECC HQ slashes energy use

Posted on 26 July 2012

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been awarded a new, improved Display Energy Certificate (DEC) rating of ’C’ for its headquarters building. A DEC is measure of the energy efficiency of a building, which is rated on a scale of A to G, with A being the most efficie...

Who is a Student Recycling Champion?

Who is a Student Recycling Champion?

Posted on 25 July 2012

Competition finalists chosen for a chance to work at Reading Festival A nationwide search for a team of Student Recycling Champions to help spread the green message at Reading Festival, has announced its ten lucky finalists. The ten finalists are Rebecca Smith, Southampton University; Zac Hill,...

Project Green Challenge

Project Green Challenge

Posted on 23 July 2012

Project Green Challenge is a student engagement tool using a fun, simple and high-impact series of daily challenges over 30 days. Inspire your students to learn, take action, and sustain our world. With the guidance of eco experts, industry leaders, and the PGC Green Guide, participants discover how...

Flytipping Small Grant Scheme

Flytipping Small Grant Scheme

Posted on 23 July 2012

During the financial year 2010/11 local authorities reported that they dealt with an estimated 62,400 incidents of flytipping. This not only has resource implications but indicates the scale of illegal waste disposal. Flytipping is a problem because: it costs millions of pounds every yea...

Providing certainty for Feed-in Tariffs

Providing certainty for Feed-in Tariffs

Posted on 23 July 2012

The Government has published its response to its Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) consultation. The Government aims to provide greater certainty for investors in small scale electricity technologies and a fair deal for consumers. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker, has now clarified future arr...

Switch off and save energy

Switch off and save energy

Posted on 16 July 2012

UK homes are consuming much more electricity than previously estimated, a report has suggested. The report, commissioned by DECC and the Energy Saving Trust, found that up to 16% of households' energy bills are spent on devices left on standby. It is estimated that domestic energy use accoun...

Green graduates optimistic about the future

Green graduates optimistic about the future

Posted on 16 July 2012

The future is looking bright for Green Jobs, according to a new survey charting the views of environmental graduates. More than 500 people responded to the survey, which reviewed how green graduates feel about their current role, the jobs market in general and the support available to them. Aroun...

EAUC responds - UK Quality Code for Higher education - chapter B3

EAUC responds - UK Quality Code for Higher education - chapter B3

Posted on 16 July 2012

The EAUC has now submitted its response to the consultation currently being carried out by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) on Chapter B3: Learning and teaching of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education. Effective learning and teaching requires a partnership between lear...

David Attenborough calls for help as butterflies face worst year ever (Guardian)

David Attenborough calls for help as butterflies face worst year ever (Guardian)

Posted on 12 July 2012

The Big Butterfly Count, taking place in the worst year on record for the insects, will alert conservationists to species most at risk If this summer's 50 shades of grey are getting you down, imagine how miserable it is to be a winged insect. In what is shaping up to be the worst year on rec...

DECC - Public attitudes survey results

DECC - Public attitudes survey results

Posted on 11 July 2012

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has set up a tracking survey to understand and monitor public attitudes to the Department’s main business priorities. The summary note presents headline findings from the first wave of the survey. The survey will run four times a year, with...

DECC - Energy trends and quarterly energy prices

DECC - Energy trends and quarterly energy prices

Posted on 2 July 2012

On Thursday 28 June, Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices publications were published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Energy Trends covers statistics on energy production and consumption, in total and by fuel, and provides an analysis of the year on year changes, and n...

Read our June LiFE newsletter

Read our June LiFE newsletter

Posted on 28 June 2012

We've just published our June 2012 LiFE newsletter which brings you a bumper update on all the latest news and developments from the LiFE team. This issue puts the spotlight on the University of Northampton who have signed up to LiFE to bring colleagues together from across the institution to l...

The Future Fit Framework

The Future Fit Framework

Posted on 28 June 2012

An introductory guide to teaching and learning for sustainability in HE This comprehensive ‘what, why and how’ guide was commissioned and is published by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Written and compiled by Professor Stephen Sterling, Centre for Sustainable Futures, Plymouth Univ...

WRAP - Leading hospitality and food service companies sign up to waste agreement

WRAP - Leading hospitality and food service companies sign up to waste agreement

Posted on 27 June 2012

Compass, Domino’s Pizza, Greene King, Greggs, McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd, Unilever Food Solutions, amongst major players signed up from across the UK UK businesses could save up to £76 million by end of 2015 Sector can cut carbon impact of food and associated packag...

Computer Aid launches summer holiday appeal to education sector

Computer Aid launches summer holiday appeal to education sector

Posted on 26 June 2012

UK based charity launches summer holiday appeal to education sector for unwanted computers and monitors Computer Aid International calls on the UK education sector to donate their used IT equipment for reuse in schools, colleges and universities across Africa and Latin America when they upgrade o...

Awarding Sustainability Excellence - Green Gown Awards 2012

Awarding Sustainability Excellence - Green Gown Awards 2012

Posted on 26 June 2012

This month's University Business article focuses on Stage 1 entries of the Green Gown Awards. With 14 categories, including two entirely new categories and an International Award for three categories, this year is set to be better than ever.  Categories are open to all post-16 educ...

Top US universities put their reputations online

Top US universities put their reputations online

Posted on 25 June 2012

'This autumn more than a million students are going to take part in an experiment that could re-invent the landscape of higher education.' This article, taken from the BBC News website, discusses an experiment in the US to deliver higher education courses online - cutting out the need t...

News from Rio

News from Rio

Posted on 22 June 2012

Earlier this week saw the official opening of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The watering down of the language to achieve greater levels of agreement has resulted in a many NGOs rejecting the Future we Want document and declaring the conference a failure. ...

The Future We Want - Rio+20 text confirmed

The Future We Want - Rio+20 text confirmed

Posted on 20 June 2012

The Rio+20 negotiations have now concluded and a final text has been agreed.  'The Future We Want' intends to put society on a more sustainable path. The text has yet to be signed off by heads of government and ministers but it is unlikely that any changes will be made to the conte...

New set of LiFE videos launched

New set of LiFE videos launched

Posted on 20 June 2012

Seven months after its launch, LiFE is continually evolving and participants are actively feeding in and shaping how it develops. We're committed to arming you with the tools you need to understand how it can benefit you and, if you're already convinced, to help you obtain internal buy-in....

End of hosepipe ban to benefit 15 million people

End of hosepipe ban to benefit 15 million people

Posted on 19 June 2012

More than 15 million people in the south and east of England are able to fill paddling pools and water lawns again when hosepipe bans were lifted on Thursday 14 June. Three of the UK's biggest water companies – Anglian Water, Southern Water and Thames Water – announced the end of th...

12th International ACTS Conference - Call for Papers deadline approaching!

12th International ACTS Conference - Call for Papers deadline approaching!

Posted on 18 June 2012

12th International ACTS Conference 26th-28th September 2012, Brisbane The call for papers and presentations submission deadline will close soon! Make sure you send in your submission in by 27th June 2012. Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) invites abstracts from the  gl...

Easier being green when there's a bottom-line gain

Easier being green when there's a bottom-line gain

Posted on 14 June 2012

Academy is making strides on sustainability, but water use is on the rise The sector is getting greener on a number of measures - except for water consumption, where there is limited financial imperative to cut down on use. That is the finding of a Times Higher Education analysis of environmen...

New round of LSIS funding launched, new RSAs appointed

New round of LSIS funding launched, new RSAs appointed

Posted on 12 June 2012

Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) have launched a new round of the Stepping Up in Sustainability Fund on Friday 1 June. The Stepping Up in Sustainability Fund exists to support projects to develop, expand and embed effective approaches to sustainable development, and to share these a...

The greenest way of drying hands

The greenest way of drying hands

Posted on 12 June 2012

According to the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study of Hand Drying Systems done by Materials Systems Laboratory at MIT, Dyson Airblade hand dryers has the lowest environmental impact comapred to all other possible hand drying systems. LCA study with full sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, conducte...

Campaign your way to sustainability!

Campaign your way to sustainability!

Posted on 12 June 2012

Next week, 18th - 24th June 2012, is a bumper week for sustainability campaigns. With the EU's Sustainable Energy Week, Recycle Week, and even Bike Week taking place, there are lots of events and promotions to get involved with. EU Sustainable Energy Week, an initiative of the European ...

DECC sets out the next steps for the Green Deal

DECC sets out the next steps for the Green Deal

Posted on 12 June 2012

On Monday 11 June the DECC set out the secondary legislation that will give industry the green light to bring the Green Deal energy efficiency market into operation, alongside measures to strengthen consumer protection and reduce industry burdens and introducing a new, improved energy company obliga...

Higher Education Treaty for Rio+20

Higher Education Treaty for Rio+20

Posted on 11 June 2012

Rio+20 will bring together the largest gathering of Heads of State that the world has ever seen. This UN meeting is to assess progress to date and to define new sustainable development governance frameworks and goals. It will provide an opportunity to re-affirm visions for a sustainable future; to r...

Southampton Blackout

Southampton Blackout

Posted on 7 June 2012

"For the past six years we have completed a waste audit at the University of Southampton, and we’ve always been impressed with the number of our students who are prepared to give up their Wednesday afternoon to sort through rubbish! So, what could be simpler than applying this to our en...

Competition to win a chance to work at Reading Festival

Competition to win a chance to work at Reading Festival

Posted on 31 May 2012

Are you a Student Recycling Champion? A nationwide search for a team of Student Recycling Champions to help spread the green message at Reading Festival, is now open for entry. The brand new competition promises its winners the chance to see behind the scenes at Reading Festival and make a valua...

Learning in Future Environments: a lesson in sustainability

Learning in Future Environments: a lesson in sustainability

Posted on 31 May 2012

We're proud to announce that Learning in Future Environments reached the longlist for the Innovation category for the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2012. The Guardian Sustainable Business Best Practice Exchange contains articles on all the initiatives that met the criteria for the GS...

EAUC Members lead the way in the Green League

EAUC Members lead the way in the Green League

Posted on 29 May 2012

With the results of this year’s Green League going live today, the EAUC are delighted to see so many of its Members leading the way in the top rankings. EAUC Members represent 92% of the institutions placed in the 2012 Green League which shows that these institutions are proactively using t...

Join the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Dialogues

Join the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Dialogues

Posted on 28 May 2012

With just three weeks to go until the Earth Summit, the EAUC would like to encourage all its Members to join the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Dialogues and have their say. Tying in with the 'Aiming higher, unlocking tertiary education's potential to accelerate sustainable development ...

DECC Press Release - Next steps on collective purchasing for a better energy deal

DECC Press Release - Next steps on collective purchasing for a better energy deal

Posted on 28 May 2012

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have issued the following press release on collective energy purchasing schemes. Davey: Next steps on collective purchasing for a better energy deal Energy Secretary Edward Davey has published practical advice for energy consumers look...

DECC Press Release - Certainty for Solar

DECC Press Release - Certainty for Solar

Posted on 28 May 2012

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have issued this press release on regulations for the Feed-in Tariffs scheme. Certainty for Solar DECC is introducing regulations today to put the Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) scheme on a more predictable, certain and sustainable footing for hou...

IT through the looking glass

IT through the looking glass

Posted on 23 May 2012

This month's issue of University Business discusses IT with Platinum Sponsors of the 2012 EAUC Annual Conference, Iceotope. 'Wouldn’t it be strange if we considered that a computer is actually one of the most efficient ways of turning electricity into heat and the computer portion i...

12th International ACTS Conference - Call for Reviewers

12th International ACTS Conference - Call for Reviewers

Posted on 21 May 2012

The organising committee for the 12th International Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Conference is calling for reviewers to referee paper submissions for the conference. Refereed Papers are those that are written with the intention of being published in the conference proc...

£100 million fund to boost university and private collaboration - open for bids

£100 million fund to boost university and private collaboration - open for bids

Posted on 21 May 2012

A new £100 million investment fund to support research partnerships between universities, businesses, charities and philanthropic donors has opened for bids, Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has announced. The Research Partnership Investment Fund is open ...

Every Can Count helps Durham University go green

Every Can Count helps Durham University go green

Posted on 21 May 2012

New video shows how a drinks can recycling programme is helping Durham University achieve its sustainability goals. As universities across the country look to reduce waste and operate more sustainably, improving recycling rates is playing an increasingly significant role in achieving environmental ...

Rio+20 - One month to go!

Rio+20 - One month to go!

Posted on 15 May 2012

Two weeks ago we brought you the exciting news that the EAUC, in collaboration with a number of international partners, will be holding a side event at the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June. The full title of the side event is ‘Aiming higher, unlocking tertiary education�...

Hamilton College’s energy dashboard

Hamilton College’s energy dashboard

Posted on 15 May 2012

Our relationship with AASHE grants us an insight into work being carried out on campuses on an international scale. Hamilton College, New York, are committed to protecting and sustaining the environment through institutional processes, management of facilities, and curriculum. This leadership ext...

Newsletter CBS Goes Green

Newsletter CBS Goes Green

Posted on 15 May 2012

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) have been busy cooking up their plan for 2012. If you’d like to take a look into their plans, why not view their latest newsletter below.

Food redistribution is a win-win solution for food waste

Food redistribution is a win-win solution for food waste

Posted on 11 May 2012

Companies, charities and individuals can all benefit from the redistribution of surplus food to those who need it. Tonnes of fresh produce is consigned to the garbage heap on a consistent basis and it doesn't take an environmental activist to work out that wasting produce on this scale is a ...

UK environment agency backs fracking, nuclear power

UK environment agency backs fracking, nuclear power

Posted on 9 May 2012

**press release** The chairman of the environment agency for England and Wales voiced support for shale gas extraction - which critics say can pollute ground water and cause earth tremors - and he backed government plans to expand nuclear power generation. Shale gas is extracted using a techno...

Vacancies for Regional Sustainability Advisers

Vacancies for Regional Sustainability Advisers

Posted on 9 May 2012

Last week LSIS launched an opportunity for three individuals to join their team of Regional Sustainability Advisers, working in the following regions: London South East Yorkshire and the Humber With an LSIS grant of £10,000 and support from an LSIS associate acting as ...

Call for refurbishment projects to pilot BREEAM Refurbishment criteria

Call for refurbishment projects to pilot BREEAM Refurbishment criteria

Posted on 8 May 2012

BREEAM are currently drafting the BREEAM Refurbishment criteria for non-domestic buildings and are looking for refurbishment projects that can be used to pilot the scheme. It is important that they have buildings from the higher education sector represented in the pilot so that they can ensure the c...

The Effective Laboratory

The Effective Laboratory

Posted on 8 May 2012

S-Lab is an initiative with a purpose to create more effective laboratories arising from the financial, customer, user, regulatory and other pressures they are susceptible to. It originated with support from the four UK HE funding bodies and has its centre of gravity in universities but increasingly...

Rio+20 EAUC side event confirmed!

Rio+20 EAUC side event confirmed!

Posted on 1 May 2012

We WILL have a voice at Rio! Over the past few weeks, we’ve been keeping you up to date with our progress with Rio+20 – more specifically, ensuring that sustainable development is on the agenda and that EAUC Members have voice. We’ve been working hard with a number of internationa...

Continued heavy rain south of Britain increases flood fears

Continued heavy rain south of Britain increases flood fears

Posted on 1 May 2012

There were fears that many parts of England and Wales faced further flooding on Tuesday 1 May as heavy rain continued to drench southern Britain after the wettest April since records began (1910). The Environment Agency are particularly concerned about conditions in Somerset, Dorset and Devon &nd...

People needed for research on education for sustainable development (ESD)

People needed for research on education for sustainable development (ESD)

Posted on 30 April 2012

Jane Ward from NIACE (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) has been on sabbatical from 6 April 2012 to carry out research into learning for sustainability (ESD) and is looking for adult learners (19+) and their tutors to contribute to this research. Jane is researching policy an...

The Effective Laboratory Conference

The Effective Laboratory Conference

Posted on 30 April 2012

Good Practice and Great Networking to Inform and Inspire National Science Learning Centre, York, June 12-13 THIS CONFERENCE has been organised by S-Lab in association with the National HE-STEM Programme (and the University of Bradford Greening STEM Legacy project which it is funding) plus a nu...

Sharing resources across the globe

Sharing resources across the globe

Posted on 30 April 2012

This month's issue of University Business shares the excellent news that EAUC Members now have access to resources across the globe. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in America and Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) have come to...

QMU receives Outstanding Leadership recognition in national awards

QMU receives Outstanding Leadership recognition in national awards

Posted on 24 April 2012

The management team at Queen Margaret University (QMU) has been shortlisted for a prestigious higher education sector leadership award. Within three years QMU has been transformed from a university facing many challenges in terms of its finances, strategy and organisational culture, to one with a cl...

New JISC-funded SusteIT tool for ICT-related carbon, electricity and costs

New JISC-funded SusteIT tool for ICT-related carbon, electricity and costs

Posted on 24 April 2012

Updated Footprint Tool and Cost Figures A new version of the JISC-funded SusteIT Footprinting Tool is now available with revised default figures for equipment energy and a power usage effectiveness (PUE) calculator. An accompanying report analyses the results of 27 UK colleges and universities wh...

HEI sustainability initative for Rio+20 declaration

HEI sustainability initative for Rio+20 declaration

Posted on 23 April 2012

On the occasion of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012, the leaders of the international academic community are called upon to commit to the development of sustainable practices for Higher Education Institutions. They are invited to sign on to the Declaration below. With the 1992...

WRAP's Facilities Management Client Interactive Toolkit: User Review

WRAP's Facilities Management Client Interactive Toolkit: User Review

Posted on 17 April 2012

WRAP is working with Government and leading private sector clients and contractors in the Facilities Management (FM) sector to identify resource and cost savings. To help practitioners to specify and measure these savings, WRAP is developing an interactive toolkit to provide clients procuring or...

Logica launches ‘Sustainability Stories’ competition - your chance to win €20,000

Logica launches ‘Sustainability Stories’ competition - your chance to win €20,000

Posted on 17 April 2012

One European project in line for €20,000 prize A competition to search for innovative projects that are delivering a more sustainable future for local communities has been launched by Logica, a leading business and technology service company. www.Sustainability-Stories.com has been creat...

Earth Week 2012

Earth Week 2012

Posted on 16 April 2012

With Earth Day 2012 approaching, the government’s failure to make any positive movements toward preserving the environment is continually frustrating us. Sunday 22nd April sees Earth Day 2012 which has been created as a platform for individuals to raise their voices and unite for a sustainable...

Britain needs more rain

Britain needs more rain

Posted on 16 April 2012

Two very dry winters has led to a drought for almost all of England. There have certainly been rainy winters in previous years however with a consistent change in climate; we are now seeing consecutive dry winters which have a direct impact on our farmers, wildlife and landscape which will inevitabl...

2012 Annual Conference raffle

2012 Annual Conference raffle

Posted on 10 April 2012

2012 Annual Conference raffle At the 2012 Annual Conference, we held our usual Annual Conference raffle. With some fantastic prizes up for grabs, delegates were very excited prior to the prize draw which was held at the Iceotope Conference Gala Dinner on Wednesday 28th March! A visit to the spons...

Sustainability is at the heart of South Staffordshire College

Sustainability is at the heart of South Staffordshire College

Posted on 3 April 2012

South Staffordshire College, this year's earth magazine 'learning journey' case study, has hosted a sustainability event to support its strategic "Sustainability Energy’’ plan and to outline the Government’s "Rural Economy Grant’&r...

EAUC Annual General Meeting results 2012

EAUC Annual General Meeting results 2012

Posted on 2 April 2012

This year's Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday 27 March 2012 at the University of York. Voting has been taking place by representatives from our Educational Membership institutions and the results were announced during the AGM. We received 3 nominations for the 2 available trustee ...

Green awards at the double for University

Green awards at the double for University

Posted on 2 April 2012

EAUC Member, Sheffield Hallam University, has had a fresh endorsement of its green credentials by reaching a new certificate for its energy management. The university has received the ISO 50001 (Energy Management System) standard following audits by the British Standards Institution (BSI). ISO...

Nature deficit disorder 'damaging Britain's children' - BBC news

Nature deficit disorder 'damaging Britain's children' - BBC news

Posted on 30 March 2012

With the closing plenary speech from Satish Kumar at the EAUC Conference causing such discussion, it's great to see his messages being reiterated so clearly in a recent BBC news item over the weekend. We're also pleased to see Dr David Pencheon commenting on these findings as our day 2 key...

UK Government loses Feed-in Tariff appeal

UK Government loses Feed-in Tariff appeal

Posted on 26 March 2012

The UK Government has failed in its attempt to appeal to the Supreme Court over its plan to cut subsidies for solar panels on homes. In it's judgement, the Supreme Court said it could not challenge a High Court ruling that blocked the halving of payments to households generati...

2012 Budget Report

2012 Budget Report

Posted on 26 March 2012

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, set the tone for the budget when he said: "Environmentally sustainable must always be fiscally sustainable." As well as all the controversy surrounding George Osborne’s so-called ‘Granny Tax’, this budget has also been ...

EAUC endorses the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative for Rio+20

EAUC endorses the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative for Rio+20

Posted on 19 March 2012

The EAUC is delighted to announce that it has joined a number of other international organisations to officially endorse the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative for Rio+20. As part of the EAUC's involvement with similar bodies worldwide, including AASHE in North America...

Why not take part in Earth Hour 2012?

Why not take part in Earth Hour 2012?

Posted on 19 March 2012

This year, the EAUC is encouraging all its Members to support the WWF's Earth Hour 2012. Earth Hour is a simple message with a big punch. It started in one city but is now a global phenomenon - last year millions of people from 138 countries got involved by switching off their lights for one...

Permitted development rights for small scale renewable & low carbon energy technologies

Permitted development rights for small scale renewable & low carbon energy technologies

Posted on 19 March 2012

This report sets out the Government's response to the consultation, 'Permitted development rights for small scale renewable and low carbon energy technologies, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.' The consultation was undertaken by the previous administration, between No...

£20million prize for innovations in Carbon Capture and Storage technology

£20million prize for innovations in Carbon Capture and Storage technology

Posted on 14 March 2012

Below is a press release from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on the launch of its new Carbon Capture and Storage innovation competition. "Energy secretary Edward Davey is launching a competition worth up to £20 million to fund the development of innovations in Carbo...

Climate Week 2012 - what difference have EAUC Members made?

Climate Week 2012 - what difference have EAUC Members made?

Posted on 13 March 2012

Climate Week is a national celebration of all the positive steps workplaces and communities are taking to protect our environment and hopefully inspire people.  We thought, during Climate Week, that we might pass on some figures showing the impact of our relationship with Better World ...

Universities record healthy financial results

Universities record healthy financial results

Posted on 12 March 2012

HEFCE www.hefce.ac.uk/news/hefce/2012/financial.htm The higher education sector is facing a period of significant change over the next few years, as new arrangements for teaching funding are introduced. However, it does so from a position of financial strength, according to the HEFCE, which has t...

Four universities join elite Russell Group

Four universities join elite Russell Group

Posted on 12 March 2012

BBC News www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-17341478 There will now be 24 universities in the Russell Group Four more universities are joining the Russell Group of leading universities - Durham, Exeter, Queen Mary, University of London, and York who are the host venue of our 16th Annual Conference fro...

Climate Week - Britain's Biggest Climate Change Campaign

Climate Week - Britain's Biggest Climate Change Campaign

Posted on 12 March 2012

Climate week: 12 - 18 March 2012 Climate Week is a supercharged national campaign to inspire a new wave of action on climate change. It culminates with thousands of events and activities taking place throughout the week of 12 to 18 March 2012, planned by organisations from every part of society. Sh...

Ecocide Trial - The Sentence

Ecocide Trial - The Sentence

Posted on 12 March 2012

CEOs Robert Bannerman and John Tench has been adjourned for a Restorative Justice Hearing following their convictions for Ecocide in the UK Supreme Court that took place 30 September 2011. The Hearing for the Sentence will take place at the Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (IDCR) at t...

Live chat today! Social responsibility in HE: could we be doing it better?

Live chat today! Social responsibility in HE: could we be doing it better?

Posted on 9 March 2012

Live chat - Guardian Higher Education Network   CSR policies are expected in business but what about in higher education? How should universities be satisfying they diverse stakeholders? And how do you measure the success of a university's CSR initiatives? On Friday 9 March, the Gu...

New structure proposed for ISO 14001

New structure proposed for ISO 14001

Posted on 5 March 2012

The revised 14001 will be one of the first international management systems standards to adopt a new format, confirms International Standards Organisation (ISO). At the first meeting of the working group established to revise 14001, the environment management systems standard, it was agreed to st...

Guardian Blog - The role of higher education in creating sustainable leaders

Guardian Blog - The role of higher education in creating sustainable leaders

Posted on 2 March 2012

This Guardian blog discusses the role of higher education in incorporating the elements of corporate social responsibility into undergraduate core modules to create executive education programmes dedicated to responsible leadership. It argues that the role of future leaders should be to lead, g...

Sustainable Amidst Austerity, Resource Scarcity and a Limited Growth World

Sustainable Amidst Austerity, Resource Scarcity and a Limited Growth World

Posted on 2 March 2012

The event "Sustainable Amidst Austerity, Resource Scarcity and a Limited Growth World" organised by These Young Minds took place at the London School of Economics on Tuesday 28th of February. It had an impressive array of speakers at hand who addressed topical issues affecting the society ...

Important tax and financial changes impacting CHP operators

Important tax and financial changes impacting CHP operators

Posted on 1 March 2012

In relation with the EMR (Electric Market Reform) it is proposed to introduce the CPS (Carbon Price Support). The current status is that although the government recognise the role of CHP, the Treasury (HMT) does not recognise that CHP generate heat in addition of electricity. As a result HMT is aimi...

Tips to save water

Tips to save water

Posted on 28 February 2012

On Monday 20 February, the Environment Secretary announced that the South East of England has officially moved into drought status. This is due to the combination of persistent dry weather and the continuing decline in groundwater levels and river flows and increasing the risk to public water suppli...

Scotland on course to be a Fairtrade nation

Scotland on course to be a Fairtrade nation

Posted on 28 February 2012

Across the country, 62 towns have either achieved Fairtrade status or have active steering groups. Almost two-thirds of higher education institutions and 171 schools have achieved the standard. Fairtrade products are said to offer a better deal to workers in developing countries. Over 4...

Feed-in-Tariff appeal: Application to the supreme court

Feed-in-Tariff appeal: Application to the supreme court

Posted on 28 February 2012

Explosive growth in solar panel installations on homes, schools and fields in the UK over the past 22 months saw the green energy source pass the symbolic milestone of 1,000MW on Wednesday. Since the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme was launched by the Labour administration in April 2010 to pay homeow...

Love food, hate waste: Sustainable food procurement in practice

Love food, hate waste: Sustainable food procurement in practice

Posted on 27 February 2012

This month’s issue of University Business looks into the great work consistently delivered by the University of Durham. With their Green Gown Award winning Procurement Service and Catering Department, the University  offers us an insight into their remarkable achievements in this case stu...

LiFE Launched in Australasia

LiFE Launched in Australasia

Posted on 22 February 2012

The EAUC is delighted to announce that LiFE, Learning in Future Environments, has now been launched in Australasia. Established in partnership with the EAUC’s sister organisation, Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability or ACTS, Australasia has become the first set of countri...

Universities must lead the way on the sustainability agenda

Universities must lead the way on the sustainability agenda

Posted on 21 February 2012

In these tough and challenging times for the higher education sector, there is no question that there are gems of opportunity present for the sustainability and environmental agenda.  Jonathon Porritt, founder director of Forum for the Future and now chancellor at Keele University, presents ...

Take a Fairtrade Step with the EAUC

Take a Fairtrade Step with the EAUC

Posted on 20 February 2012

Fairtrade Fortnight is coming up next week and we know that this event is a key sustainability campaign in our Members’ calendars. So this year, the EAUC will be supporting the campaign and taking part in its own Fairtrade activities. Fairtrade Fortnight will take place between 27th Februar...

Sustainability Network events taking place near you

Sustainability Network events taking place near you

Posted on 14 February 2012

As you know, Regional Sustainability Advisers (RSAs) have been appointed by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) to help promote and embed sustainability within their regions and network, support and work with other providers in their region. Each of the RSAs will be holding a ...

International partnership for Rio+20

International partnership for Rio+20

Posted on 14 February 2012

Following your response in the recent Rio+20 consultation, we are delighted to announce that the EAUC has recently entered an exciting new international partnership. Alongside the EAUC, this partnership includes: the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AAS...

Catering waste in the further and higher education sectors

Catering waste in the further and higher education sectors

Posted on 14 February 2012

WRAP (Waste Resources & Action Programme) estimates that 3.4 million tonnes of waste is produced by hotels, pubs, restaurants and quick service restaurants in the UK each year. 1.5 million tonnes of that goes to landfill, of which 600,000 tonnes is food waste. Eliminating the avoidable fraction ...

Reforming the Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) scheme - Ministerial statement by Edward Davey

Reforming the Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) scheme - Ministerial statement by Edward Davey

Posted on 13 February 2012

The Department of Energy and Climate Change have released a Written Ministerial Statement by Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, on the Feed-in Tariffs scheme. Ministerial Statement This Government is committed to promoting decentralised energy and the take-up of s...

Carbon Trust support for Universities and colleges in 2012/13

Carbon Trust support for Universities and colleges in 2012/13

Posted on 10 February 2012

The Carbon trust is a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy. They provide specialist support to business and the public sector to help cut carbon emissions, save energy and commercialise low carbon technologies. Through collaborating with The ...

DECC - Improvements to Feed-in Tariffs scheme

DECC - Improvements to Feed-in Tariffs scheme

Posted on 10 February 2012

The Department of Energy and Climate Change have released the following information from Greg Barker, Minister of State, on its plans for the Feed-in Tariffs scheme. DECC Press Release The Government has today announced plans to ensure the future of the Feed-in Tariffs scheme to make...

Digital textbooks open a new chapter

Digital textbooks open a new chapter

Posted on 7 February 2012

South Korea, one of the world's highest-rated education systems, aims to consolidate its position by digitising its entire curriculum. By 2015, it wants to be able to deliver all its curriculum materials in a digital form through computers. The information that would once have been in pape...

Invitation to SHED Members - Policy Think Tank 2012

Invitation to SHED Members - Policy Think Tank 2012

Posted on 7 February 2012

POLICY THINK TANK 2012: Graduate Attributes for the 21st Century and the Green Economy The Higher Education Academy is hosting a high profile policy think tank in late February on the Green Economy and Graduate Attributes for the 21st Century. The principal objective of the policy think tank will...

Go Green Week 2012

Go Green Week 2012

Posted on 7 February 2012

This week is Go Green Week 2012, People & Planet’s annual national week of action. Up and down the country, EAUC Members are hosting a wide range of activities to promote the campaign. Go Green Week was highlighted in our annual survey as an event that you regularly support, and so in 2012...

SHED aims high

SHED aims high

Posted on 1 February 2012

The Sustainability in Higher Education Developers (SHED) group has been growing steadily since it was launched in April 2009. Now with more than 300 members, the majority of whom are also EAUC Members, SHED is the leading cross-sector Community of Practice in the area of Education for Sustainability...

UN Global Report on Higher Education for Sustainability

UN Global Report on Higher Education for Sustainability

Posted on 31 January 2012

A new UN commissioned Sustainability report has been released this month. The 'Higher Education's Commitment to Sustainability: From Understanding to Action' is the fourth volume in a series published by the Global Universities Network for Innovation (GUNI) in collaboration with the ...

University funding confirmed for 2012-13

University funding confirmed for 2012-13

Posted on 25 January 2012

The Government today published its annual grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable said: "It is important that we deliver a stable and sustainable funding environment for universities as our reforms bed in. This ...

Salix Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme (SEELS) now open for colleges

Salix Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme (SEELS) now open for colleges

Posted on 23 January 2012

£20 million of interest free loans available for energy efficiency projects across the public sector covering schools, hospitals, local authorities, further and higher education organisations. The Scheme allows public sector bodies to apply for an interest free loan to finance up to 100% o...

Draft British Standard on Disposal of Nano-objects

Draft British Standard on Disposal of Nano-objects

Posted on 23 January 2012

BSI has published a draft standard (PAS 138:2012) entitled 'Guide to the disposal of manufacturing process waste containing manufactured nano-objects' that is now available for public consultation. The information in this may be relevant to institutions that carry out nano-fabrication and ...

Higher Education Academy launches Strategic Plan 2012-16

Higher Education Academy launches Strategic Plan 2012-16

Posted on 16 January 2012

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has launched its new Strategic Plan, which will take the organisation through to 2016. HEA will regularly review the strategy, so that they will remain flexible and proactive in meeting the needs of the higher education community, and in deve...

New HEFCE projects to reduce university carbon emissions

New HEFCE projects to reduce university carbon emissions

Posted on 13 January 2012

Funding for projects at 27 universities under Higher Education Funding Council for England's (HEFCE) Revolving Green Fund (RGF) was announced on Thursday 12 January 2012. The awards have been made to four major projects and 24 smaller-scale programmes at higher education institutions, and co...

HEFCE - Measuring scope 3 carbon emissions

HEFCE - Measuring scope 3 carbon emissions

Posted on 9 January 2012

HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) have commissioned work to help the higher education (HE) sector measure scope 3 carbon emissions. This forms part of their overall approach to reducing carbon emissions. Scope 3 emissions are indirect emissions that organisations produce throug...

Where Scotland commits, the world will follow

Where Scotland commits, the world will follow

Posted on 6 January 2012

In 2009, the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) launched the Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland (UCCCfS), supported by the Scottish Government and funded by the Scottish Funding Council, to provide a platform to address climate challenges at an inst...

Do you want to be an EAUC Consultant?

Do you want to be an EAUC Consultant?

Posted on 4 January 2012

We are looking for Consultants to become part of our new network of EAUC Approved Consultants to deliver our sector focussed activities such as our CPD Training Programme as well as bespoke training for our Members. We are also looking for members for the Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) Ac...

Call for a WEEE bit of recycling this Christmas

Call for a WEEE bit of recycling this Christmas

Posted on 3 January 2012

Below is the launch of a campaign supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to reduce the amount of waste electrical goods making their way to landfill following the Christmas period. Call for a WEEE bit of recycling this Christmas Whether it’s the latest must-have ...

Do you want to influence the future of the EAUC? Call for Trustees

Do you want to influence the future of the EAUC? Call for Trustees

Posted on 1 January 2012

Applications are now closed. Thank you to all Members that applied. 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 our...

What are the prospects for sustaining high-quality groundwater?

What are the prospects for sustaining high-quality groundwater?

Posted on 20 December 2011

Intensive agriculture practices developed during the past century have helped improve food security for many people but have also added to nitrate pollution in surface and groundwaters. New research has looked at water quality measurement over the last 140 years to track this problem in the Thames R...

Salix Finance Ltd receives additional £20 million  for public sector loan scheme

Salix Finance Ltd receives additional £20 million for public sector loan scheme

Posted on 13 December 2011

Applications from public sector organisations for energy efficient projects sought before end of March 2012 Salix Finance has announced that it has been awarded an additional £20 million by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for its successful public sector energy effic...

DECC announce £30 Million for community green schemes and public sector energy efficiency

DECC announce £30 Million for community green schemes and public sector energy efficiency

Posted on 13 December 2011

New £10 million Local Energy Assessment Fund launched to help local communities develop energy projects Additional £20 million in loans for energy efficiency in schools, universities, hospitals, local authorities and other public sector buildings Energy Secretar...

Computer Aid Christmas appeal

Computer Aid Christmas appeal

Posted on 6 December 2011

ICT is an important tool for sustainable poverty reduction and plays a vital role in education, healthcare, governance, economic growth and rural development. Computer Aid are looking to raise funds to bring ICT, electricity and online access to rural communities in Africa and Latin America, includi...

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

Posted on 6 December 2011

Sustainability is infiltrating through academic and non-academic departments, across sectors and industries. Through the education sector more and more staff are finding themselves incorporating sustainability into their policies and agenda, using a combination of techniques and approaches to entice...

Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s (CSF) Student & Tutor Resources are now online

Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s (CSF) Student & Tutor Resources are now online

Posted on 28 November 2011

CSF are proud to announce that their long awaited Resources are now live online. Winners of the Social Responsbility category at the 2011 Green Gown Awards, they came top in recognition for their work with Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS).  Their Resources is another stepping stone ...

Sustainable Materials: with both eyes open

Sustainable Materials: with both eyes open

Posted on 28 November 2011

Cambridge University has released a diagram that illustrates the consumption of raw materials by people in the UK. This chart doesn't use bars or pies however – it uses people. Dr Julian Allwood, leader of the Low Carbon Materials Processing Group at Cambridge University, and his team hav...

Keele University tops CRC league table

Keele University tops CRC league table

Posted on 25 November 2011

Keele University in Staffordshire is one of just 22 businesses to top the first ever government Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) league tables announced this month. CRC is a mandatory government scheme launched in April 2010 to improve energy efficiency and cut emissions in large public and priv...

NUS launches I Am The Change

NUS launches I Am The Change

Posted on 24 November 2011

Today, the National Union of Students (NUS) have launched a new project called I Am The Change to encourage and support students to campaign for positive change at your college or university.    This change could be on anything you want, whether it be educational, community based, enviro...

Climate Week - Britain's biggest climate change campaign

Climate Week - Britain's biggest climate change campaign

Posted on 22 November 2011

Climate Week is a supercharged national campaign to inspire a new wave of action on climate change. It culminates with thousands of events and activities taking place throughout the week of 12 - 18 March 2012, planned by organisations from every part of society. Showcasing real, practical ways to co...

New Initiative Launches to Help Colleges and Universities Meet UK's Sustainability Targets

New Initiative Launches to Help Colleges and Universities Meet UK's Sustainability Targets

Posted on 15 November 2011

A radical new system designed to help universities and colleges across the UK improve their social responsibility and sustainability credentials, while making significant savings to their budgets, is set to be unveiled across the UK. The Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) Index was unveiled on ...

HEA UK Travel Fund - call for applications 2011-12

HEA UK Travel Fund - call for applications 2011-12

Posted on 15 November 2011

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has launched a travel fund to help UK staff and students attend conferences, network meetings and special interest groups that are being run in the UK. The travel fund will help enable staff and students in UK higher education to exchange and disseminate good pract...

LSIS funding opportunities awarded and partners announced

LSIS funding opportunities awarded and partners announced

Posted on 8 November 2011

Seeing sustainable development as part of the improvement agenda   In 2010, Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) launched "Leading and Learning for a Sustainable Future", a wide-ranging strategy to support the sector in responding to the challenge, recognising a growing ap...

Input for the UNCSD 2012 Compilation Document from Tertiary Education Sustainability Organisations

Input for the UNCSD 2012 Compilation Document from Tertiary Education Sustainability Organisations

Posted on 8 November 2011

During the past several months, the following tertiary education focused organisations have been collecting input regarding UNCSD and the position of their members towards Rio+20 outcomes: The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) (USA/Canada) Au...

Krishnan Guru-Murthy celebrates sustainability in education sector achievements at the GGAs 2011

Krishnan Guru-Murthy celebrates sustainability in education sector achievements at the GGAs 2011

Posted on 4 November 2011

Last night’s Green Gown awards, hosted by journalist and presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy, was a resounding success and a fitting celebration for the pioneering environmental and sustainability initiatives that have been championed in the education sector this year. Winners and Highly Commen...

Sign up to LiFE and get your Member-only discount

Sign up to LiFE and get your Member-only discount

Posted on 1 November 2011

We’re delighted to announce a major milestone for the EAUC: Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) has officially launched to universities and colleges across the United Kingdom! We are delighted that institutions have begun signing up already and would like to formally invite you to join t...

Trustee Week

Trustee Week

Posted on 31 October 2011

We are very proud of our Trustees and as such we are celebrating Trustee Week. Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. Our Trustees are also Directors as we are a registered company as well as being a charity. They are the people with ultimate responsibility for directing the business of...

EAUC case study - environmental champions create fresh green ideas

EAUC case study - environmental champions create fresh green ideas

Posted on 26 October 2011

In the November issue of University Business, Tom Yearly (right) from University of Reading, discusses his experience of implementing their network of champions. Reading currently has a network of 270 environmental champions, consisting of staff and students, who are all committed to improving t...

New SHED blog - What unites those who joined SHED?

New SHED blog - What unites those who joined SHED?

Posted on 25 October 2011

Following the launch of SHED’s new blog site, we thought we’d feature some of their posts over the coming months. Here’s an interesting one with a global angle.   What unites those who joined SHED? Posted 21 October 2011 I sent a question to Shed-Share in the form of a conu...

An update on the Sustainability Exchange

An update on the Sustainability Exchange

Posted on 24 October 2011

Curiosity for the Sustainability Exchange has been building so we wanted to take this opportunity to give you an update on its progress. For those of you who are yet to hear about it, a bit more information about how it’ll help you. By definition, to Exchange is to share, give and take. The E...

$1 Billion ‘Green Challenge’ Launches

$1 Billion ‘Green Challenge’ Launches

Posted on 14 October 2011

Harvard, Stanford, Arizona State, and other leading universities commit $65 million to innovative energy efficiency financing initiative PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 11, 2011)-- To "Save Energy, Grow Money," the Billion Dollar Green Challenge invites colleges, universities and other nonprofit...

Mayor switches on new electric vehicle scheme ‘Source London’

Mayor switches on new electric vehicle scheme ‘Source London’

Posted on 3 October 2011

• Source London to deliver 1300 publicly accessible charge points by 2013 • City charge points increase by 150 for 'go-live' of Source London The Mayor, Boris Johnson, has launched the capital's first city-wide electric charge point network and membership scheme...

An interview with Iain Patton on our new way of LiFE - EAUC feature in University Business

An interview with Iain Patton on our new way of LiFE - EAUC feature in University Business

Posted on 29 September 2011

A new way of LiFE is helping guide universities and colleges to a green economy October's issue of University Business is a special one as it's their Green issue with a focus on sustainability. It's fantastic to see such a strong publication acknowledge the importance of sustainabili...

Korean radio interviews the London Universities Environment Group (LUEG)

Korean radio interviews the London Universities Environment Group (LUEG)

Posted on 16 September 2011

The work of universities across London on reducing carbon will be feature in a documentary in South Korea this year.  Miss Park, a journalist from KBS Radio (the South Korean equivalent of the BBC), was visiting the UK to find out how universities are working to ensure the effective del...

How LiFE works

How LiFE works

Posted on 16 September 2011

Since we announced Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) we’ve been really happy to see the amount of interest that has been generated throughout the sector. A lot of people have signed up to our online webinars and we’ve been getting a lot of great feedback. One thing people are kee...

Red Tape Challenge

Red Tape Challenge

Posted on 13 September 2011

As you may be aware, the 'Red Tape Challenge' was launched in April to open up Government regulation to the scrutiny and challenge of the public, businesses and experts. The website is being used to gather innovative ideas on how the aims of our regulations can be fulfilled in t...

Donating ICT Kit to Africa vs Recycling in the UK

Donating ICT Kit to Africa vs Recycling in the UK

Posted on 13 September 2011

Nicola Hogan, project manager of SUSTE-TECH recently spoke with Computer Aid International on the subject of sending computers overseas to Africa. They expressed their frustration at the amount of PCs still remaining in the UK and not being donated to reputable charities such as Computer Aid in...

New opportunities for partnerships with LSIS

New opportunities for partnerships with LSIS

Posted on 5 September 2011

The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) is dedicated to working in partnership with all parts of the sector to build and sustain self-improvement and to work closely with sector practitioners in the delivery of what LSIS provides. LSIS operate a number of funds designed to give sector ...

Introducing Change Agents UK

Introducing Change Agents UK

Posted on 1 September 2011

Over the last 15 years StudentForce for Sustainability have worked with people across the UK who stand up and strive to make a positive change in their work, lives and communities. From 1 September 2011, StudentForce for Sustainability will be known as Change Agents UK. As an EAUC Strategic Part...

Cycling worth £3bn a year to the UK economy

Cycling worth £3bn a year to the UK economy

Posted on 30 August 2011

Cycling contributes almost £3 billion to the UK economy shows a new report from LSE which also reveals that almost a quarter of the population are now cyclists. The study quantifies for the first time the full economic success story of the UK’s cycling sector which generates £2....

Energy management website for schools, universities and researchers

Energy management website for schools, universities and researchers

Posted on 26 August 2011

The online energy management website was initially developed by researchers at the Environmental Change Institute with an aim to attract business’ anonymised data for their research into energy consumption by building type. It is aimed at any small or medium business however, due to its link f...

Enabling the Transition to a Green Economy - new Government report

Enabling the Transition to a Green Economy - new Government report

Posted on 23 August 2011

Social responsibility and sustainability has been high on the agenda for the Government in recent years. In early August 2011, the Government really set out its stall in the terms of its vision for enabling the transition to the Green Economy through their new publication 'Enablin...

Be the change you want to see in the world - EAUC feature in University Business

Be the change you want to see in the world - EAUC feature in University Business

Posted on 15 August 2011

In September's issue of University Business which is themed 'student experience', we're making the important link between behaviour change and students as they are a massive part of their institution's carbon footprint. Written by Dr Sandra Lee, Sustainable Travel Of...

Behaviour Change and Energy use - Government Report

Behaviour Change and Energy use - Government Report

Posted on 15 August 2011

The Government's Behavioural Insights Team has published a report setting out how they can use behavioural insights to help people save energy and money. The report, Behaviour Change and Energy Use, launches a series of trials and changes to government policy which will make it easier for i...

The Sustainability Exchange invitation to tender

The Sustainability Exchange invitation to tender

Posted on 11 August 2011

The EAUC invites tenders for the creation of the Sustainability Exchange website. The Sustainability Exchange Project is an online network for all English Higher Education Institutions’ (HEI) personnel interested in sustainability issues. Its audience is anyone working in the education sector ...

New look and new resources for SORTED

New look and new resources for SORTED

Posted on 10 August 2011

With the support from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) we have improved the online sustainability tool aimed specifically at those in the learning and skills sector - SORTED.   New search facility SORTED now has a fully filtered search to enable you to quickly find the reso...

Global University Network for Innovation interviews Daniella Tilbury on ESD

Global University Network for Innovation interviews Daniella Tilbury on ESD

Posted on 8 August 2011

In this interview by the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), Daniella Tilbury, Professor and Director of Sustainability at the University of Gloucestershire, discusses education for sustainability. In the interview, she explains that when referring to education for sustainability ...

Green Gown Awards 2011 shortlist announced

Green Gown Awards 2011 shortlist announced

Posted on 3 August 2011

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s annual Green Gown Awards 2011, recognising the exceptional initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK to become more sustainable. More than 240 entries were received across the 13 categories and a judgin...

Centre for Sustainable Design launches new website

Centre for Sustainable Design launches new website

Posted on 3 August 2011

The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) has launched its new website, cfsd.org.uk.   CfSD was established in 1995 in Farnham, Surrey, UK at what is now known as the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). The Centre has led and participated in a range of high quality research projects an...

Greening ICT - EAUC feature in University Business

Greening ICT - EAUC feature in University Business

Posted on 1 August 2011

The EAUC has now agreed to appear as a monthly feature in University Business magazine. These features will cover project updates, comment on new sector developments, details of new EAUC resources and much, much more. The first feature, which appeared in the August 2011 issue of Un...

Join Us in the new SHED! The Evolving Sustainability in Higher (and Further) Education

Join Us in the new SHED! The Evolving Sustainability in Higher (and Further) Education

Posted on 30 July 2011

3 October 2011 Update: Please see our updated SHED EAUC Community of Practice page for current information on this group. The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and the HE Academy ESD Project joined forces in launching a new concept last year &ndash...

Your voice, your vote - EAUC Members to vote for MAC representatives

Your voice, your vote - EAUC Members to vote for MAC representatives

Posted on 26 July 2011

The time has come for EAUC Members to vote for the first ever Member Advisory Council (MAC) members. The Member Advisory Council (MAC) will exist to represent our members’ views, needs and requirements. We’re confident that uniting an even mix of like-minded, passionate EAUC members ...

Simplifying the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme: Next steps

Simplifying the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme: Next steps

Posted on 11 July 2011

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) have recently published their proposals for the simplification of the Climate Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency scheme. The scheme has been criticised by many for its complexity, and as a result, the Government committed itself ...

Revised Articles of Association

Revised Articles of Association

Posted on 6 July 2011

We are pleased to publish our revised Articles of Association as amended by Special Resolution at our AGM on 12th April 2011. The Articles are a legal requirement and set out the rules by which the organisation follows. The highlights are: Incorporating the Learning and Skills sector to o...

Free Fleet Health Check from the Energy Saving Trust

Free Fleet Health Check from the Energy Saving Trust

Posted on 4 July 2011

Cut costs and improve your environmental credentials with a free Fleet Health Check from the Energy Saving Trust. The Trust provides free, impartial advice, tailored specifically to your small or medium sized fleet. Their consultant will assess your vehicles and their usage, and measure your flee...

Learning in Future Environments launches 1 November 2011 www.thelifeindex.org.uk

Learning in Future Environments launches 1 November 2011 www.thelifeindex.org.uk

Posted on 29 June 2011

After extensive consultation with the sector the EAUC is proud to launch Learning in Future Environments (LiFE), the fully redeveloped, rebranded and relaunched Universities that Count programme. Unlike its predecessor, we have designed LiFE from the ground up. It is a unique comprehensive perfor...

HEFCE funding of £10 million to cut carbon emissions

HEFCE funding of £10 million to cut carbon emissions

Posted on 27 June 2011

HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England) have now launched their invitation for applications for funding from the second phase of the Revolving Green Fund (RGF) for projects to reduce carbon emissions. This second phase of funding builds on the demonstrable success of phase one, ...

Guardian Live Chat: Improving Higher Education's Green Credentials

Guardian Live Chat: Improving Higher Education's Green Credentials

Posted on 27 June 2011

On Friday, 24th June, the Guardian hosted a live online chat to discuss what Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) should be doing to improve their 'green credentials' given that more and more students are admitting that sustainability concerns are important to them when choosing which univ...

Degrees of value: How universities benefit society

Degrees of value: How universities benefit society

Posted on 27 June 2011

'Degrees of value: How universities benefit society' is an interesting report by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and commissioned by Universities UK. The report attempts to put a monetary value on some of the ways that universities contribute to society at both a local and a nation...

Green Gown Awards Winners Announced!

Green Gown Awards Winners Announced!

Posted on 22 June 2011

The UK’s most sustainable universities & colleges recognised The winners of the annual Green Gown Awards, established to find the UK’s most sustainable universities and colleges, were announced at a prestigious gala banquet held at the Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Lond...

Re-Development of Universities that Count

Re-Development of Universities that Count

Posted on 20 June 2011

Following the publication of the 2011 Green League, the EAUC are delighted to announce that work is well underway on the redevelopment of Universities that Count. Building on the momentum generated by the Green League and other campaign activities, the EAUC is leading the development o...

Design for Future Climate: Adapting Buildings Competition

Design for Future Climate: Adapting Buildings Competition

Posted on 15 June 2011

The Technology Strategy Board have now launched a competition to fund the development of strategies to adapt UK buildings to the changing climate. They will invest up to £2.4m this year in a repeat of the 2010 competition, in which they invested £2.5m. The programme wi...

EAUC Members top People & Planet's Green League

EAUC Members top People & Planet's Green League

Posted on 7 June 2011

Huge congratulations go to all those listed in People & Planet’s Green League 2011. With the top 20 ranked institutions all active Members of the EAUC, it’s clear to see our community thriving. The top 20 ranked universities are: 1 (5) 1st Nottingham Trent University 2 (2) 1st Un...

Universities that Count Software Tender

Universities that Count Software Tender

Posted on 31 May 2011

The EAUC is undertaking the redevelopment of Universities that Count, the sector's sustainability and social responsibility performance management system and invites tenders for the development and ongoing delivery of the software platform that will underpin the UTC system. All tenders shou...

Jonathon Porritt Blog: "The Greenest Government Ever: One Year On"

Jonathon Porritt Blog: "The Greenest Government Ever: One Year On"

Posted on 11 May 2011

Jonathon Porritt's latest blog on the Coalition Government and it's pledge to be the "Greenest Government Ever".  "When the Coalition Government decided to get rid of the Sustainable Development Commission, I found it difficult to contain my anger. It was, quite...

EAUC Responds to Department of Energy & Climate Change Consultation

EAUC Responds to Department of Energy & Climate Change Consultation

Posted on 9 May 2011

The EAUC has now published its response to the Department of Energy & Climate Change consultation on the Fast-track Review of Feed-in Tariffs for Small Scale Low Carbon Electricity. Please see the response below. This consultation response is on behalf of the Members of the EAUC. We...

Public Sector Sustainability Awards 2011 Launched

Public Sector Sustainability Awards 2011 Launched

Posted on 9 May 2011

Public Sector Sustainability have now launched their 2011 Awards. The aims of the awards are simple – to promote environmental leadership and innovate and inspire all those in the public sector committed to reducing the carbon footprint of their organisation. Apart from the Awards ...

Guide to Renewable Energy in Higher Education Institutions now available.

Guide to Renewable Energy in Higher Education Institutions now available.

Posted on 21 April 2011

Renewable Energy is becoming increasingly important for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in tackling the sector’s high carbon footprint. This is demonstrated by the numerous drivers encouraging the sector to reduce carbon dioxide and other green house gas emissions. These represent both ri...

StudentForce Stars of Sustainability Awards 2011

StudentForce Stars of Sustainability Awards 2011

Posted on 19 April 2011

On Monday (28th March) the winners of the inaugural Stars of Sustainability Awards were announced. The awards celebrate the achievements of young people learning and working for a sustainable future. The applications were judged by an eminent panel from Society for the Environment, The Environmental...

We have a winner...

We have a winner...

Posted on 18 April 2011

Office Depot is pleased to announce the winner of their Fairtrade chocolate hamper. Drawn at the EAUC Annual Conference on 12th April, EAUC CEO Iain Patton selected the winner at random and presented the prize to Andrew Bryers – pictured right, along with Kathryn Howarth from Office Depot. ...

East Midlands Universities measure up to take the lead on carbon footprinting

East Midlands Universities measure up to take the lead on carbon footprinting

Posted on 8 April 2011

All of the nine regional universities have joined forces to use a carbon calculator to encourage their staff and students to measure their own carbon footprints. This sector-leading approach has been coordinated through a network of environmental and sustainability officers from each institution who...

Under the Same Roof - The SHED: Sustainability in Higher Education Developers Network

Under the Same Roof - The SHED: Sustainability in Higher Education Developers Network

Posted on 30 March 2011

3 October 2011 update: Please see our updated SHED EAUC Community of Practice page for current information on this group. 30 March 2011 We are pleased to announce that the EAUC and the HE Academy ESD Project are joining forces in launching a new concept – the SHED network. As we all know...

HEFCE Survey Measuring Scope 3 Emissions from Higher Education Institutions

HEFCE Survey Measuring Scope 3 Emissions from Higher Education Institutions

Posted on 28 March 2011

HEFCE has commissioned work to assist in measuring scope 3 emissions from higher education institutions (HEIs). The objectives of this work are to: • establish a sector baseline of emissions from procurement • produce definitions for measuring scope 3 emissions at institutional level ...

CSE Publish Full England and Wales Display Energy Certificate Register

CSE Publish Full England and Wales Display Energy Certificate Register

Posted on 28 March 2011

The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has published the full Display Energy Certificate (DEC) Register for all public buildings in England and Wales, making it publicly available in one place for the first time. It can be downloaded from a new ‘open data’ page on their web...

New Green Impact Universities & Colleges Newsletter

New Green Impact Universities & Colleges Newsletter

Posted on 28 March 2011

Please find below the March 2011 issue of the Green Impact Universities & Colleges newsletter, produced by the National Union of Students. In it you will find information on: -Auditing and auditor training update -Upcoming Green Impact event - save the date! -Awards ceremonies...

What's The Big Idea? Universities Week 2011

What's The Big Idea? Universities Week 2011

Posted on 28 March 2011

The 2011 Universities Week campaign resource pack has now been published, which has been designed to give you all the information you need about the campaign. The pack (or toolkit) includes: - Practical ideas and advice for your own activities planned during the week - Templates for case stu...

Further Education Carbon Management Programme - Few Places Remaining

Further Education Carbon Management Programme - Few Places Remaining

Posted on 23 March 2011

The Carbon Trust has a few places remaining on the first phase of the Further Education Carbon Management programme, which provides free support to colleges to help them develop a business case and a target for cutting carbon. Any interested colleges should email publicsector@carbontrust.co.uk as so...

EAUC AGM Notification

EAUC AGM Notification

Posted on 21 March 2011

The EAUC have pleasure in publishing papers for our forthcoming AGM, which will be held at 9:45am on Tuesday 12th April 2011 at the University of York. The agenda can be downloaded below. With this are the following supporting papers: Minutes of the last AGM (page...

Climate Week - EAUC Response to RBS Sponsorship

Climate Week - EAUC Response to RBS Sponsorship

Posted on 21 March 2011

With Climate Week (www.climateweek.com) only around the corner if you are planning an event or activity we wish you well with it. Do please get in touch with us afterwards with reports of your success. You may be aware that there is a growing campaign focussing on Royal Bank of Scotland's sp...

Student Demand for Skills in Sustainability - HEA Report

Student Demand for Skills in Sustainability - HEA Report

Posted on 16 March 2011

A major new research report, published on 10 March 2011 by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), shows first-year students believe their university should be responsible for actively incorporating and promoting sustainable development to prepare their students for graduate employment. The HEA commi...

Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme Consultation - EAUC Responds

Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme Consultation - EAUC Responds

Posted on 14 March 2011

The EAUC has now published its response to the Department of Energy and Climate Change 'Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme' (CRCEE) consultation. This consultation response is on behalf of the Members of the EAUC and we would like to thank everyone who provi...

Stars of Sustainability 2011: StudentForce Awards Celebrate Sustainable Achievements

Stars of Sustainability 2011: StudentForce Awards Celebrate Sustainable Achievements

Posted on 14 March 2011

On the evening of Monday 28th March 2011, Oakham-based charity StudentForce for Sustainability will host the Stars of Sustainability Awards at the University of Leicester Students' Union, Percy Gee Building, University Road, LE1 7RH. The event begins at 5pm and finishes at 9pm. The event wi...

Universities Face Funding Cuts of 12%

Universities Face Funding Cuts of 12%

Posted on 13 March 2011

Universities in England are facing cuts of up to 12% - before funding changes linked to student fees come in, according to figures from their funding body reported by the BBC. Teaching and research funding is falling on average by 4%, while capital spending is more than halved. Universities that...

Green Gown Awards 2011 - Invitation to Tender

Green Gown Awards 2011 - Invitation to Tender

Posted on 7 March 2011

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) invites tenders for the delivery of the Green Gown Awards 2011. Now in their 7th year, the annual Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK to become more susta...

Public Sector Sustainability Launches April 2011

Public Sector Sustainability Launches April 2011

Posted on 6 March 2011

A new magazine is being launched to assist those reducing their institution’s carbon footprint and progressing sustainable development policies. Public Sector Sustainability magazine will be launched with the first issue in April 2011. This new editorial is designed to give advice, to help ...

Damning Blog from Jonathon Porritt on Coalition's approach to SD

Damning Blog from Jonathon Porritt on Coalition's approach to SD

Posted on 3 March 2011

'First they killed the SDC. Now they are trying to kill off Sustainable Development itself.   The paper that Mrs Spelman put out on Monday, under the compelling title ‘Mainstreaming Sustainable Development: The Government’s Vision and what this means in practice’, is wi...

EAUC Visits Northern Ireland

EAUC Visits Northern Ireland

Posted on 2 March 2011

Andrew Chamberlain (EAUC Head of Programme and Events and Scotland Manager) and Sarah Lee (UCCCfS Programme Manager) recently visited colleagues, institutions and Government departments in Northern Ireland to discuss the role and work of the EAUC and to investigate opportunities for deepening relati...

Scotland National Spring Clean

Scotland National Spring Clean

Posted on 1 March 2011

Find out about the Spring Clean

Last week, the Co-op launched its Ethical Operating Plan, listing 47 sustainability commitments.

Last week, the Co-op launched its Ethical Operating Plan, listing 47 sustainability commitments.

Posted on 1 March 2011

Read more Check out the Co-op at the EAUC conference.

HEFCE commissions project to measure scope 3 carbon emissions

HEFCE commissions project to measure scope 3 carbon emissions

Posted on 28 February 2011

HEFCE has recently commissioned work to take forward the measurement of scope 3 carbon emissions. Higher education has a unique and leading role to play in carbon reduction and this project aims to support the sector in this vital area. The project follows the January 2010 publication of a target an...

Thinking of using recycled paper?

Thinking of using recycled paper?

Posted on 28 February 2011

A useful list of institutions which use recycled paper, including trialled papers and types of equipment is available by clicking on the link below:

Exciting Opportunities to Work for Us!

Exciting Opportunities to Work for Us!

Posted on 23 February 2011

Come and work for the sustainability champion for UK universities and colleges - we have the following exciting opportunities for exceptional people: Corporate Fundraising Manager The position will ideally be based at the EAUC Head Office in Cheltenham although we may consider other location optio...

Changes to our Articles

Changes to our Articles

Posted on 14 February 2011

We will be asking for Educational Member approval, through a Special Resolution, at the AGM on 12th April 2011, for changes to our Articles. The document below shows the original Articles with all changes shown for the proposed revised Articles. To help Members we have compiled a list of FAQ&rsqu...

Updates to BREEAM UK New Construction Scheme

Updates to BREEAM UK New Construction Scheme

Posted on 14 February 2011

BRE Global updates the BREEAM UK new construction scheme for non-domestic buildings biennially to ensure that it remains up-to-date and a driver for innovation in building design and construction. They have now published a summary of the key changes and additions they are making, and how BRE Glo...

Join the Big Fish Fight?

Join the Big Fish Fight?

Posted on 8 February 2011

Did you know that around half of the fish caught by fishermen in the North Sea are unnecessarily thrown back into the ocean dead? As a result, Manchester Metropolitan University’s (MMU) Facilities Environment Team has announced their support for the ‘Big Fish Fight’ campaign to...

EAUC Mission, Vision & Values

EAUC Mission, Vision & Values

Posted on 24 January 2011

The EAUC Board have spent 2010 focusing on reviewing the Strategic Plan of 2008-2013 and developing a Vision, Mission and Values for the EAUC. You can also view our Strategic Framework below. Our Vision Our vision is a university, college & learning and skills sector where the principles &...

EAUC Attends National Litter Convention

EAUC Attends National Litter Convention

Posted on 20 January 2011

Michael Travers, Campus Services Manager at the University of Southampton, recently represented the EAUC at DEFRA’s National Litter Convention, where the latest anti-litter campaign from the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, ‘Love Where You Live’, was announced. The main...

Video - EAUC meets the University of Porto

Video - EAUC meets the University of Porto

Posted on 19 January 2011

6 minute video EAUC Chief Executive Iain Patton welcomes the EAUC‘s newest international member, the University of Porto at their first university wide sustainability conference in December 2010. This short clip reflects the encouraging reality of any university or college at the ...

Review of The UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for Higher Education - EAUC Response

Review of The UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for Higher Education - EAUC Response

Posted on 17 January 2011

The EAUC has now published its response to The Higher Education Association's Review of The UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for Higher Education. The consultation response is on behalf of the members of the EAUC and we would like to thank everyone who provided their comments. ...

EcoCampus Cohort 3

EcoCampus Cohort 3

Posted on 10 January 2011

The EcoCampus scheme is now entering its 6th year and would like to welcome yet another group of universities to this year’s cohort. These include Southampton Solent University, Coventry University, Middlesex University, the University of Brighton, Liverpool John Moores University, the Unive...

StudentForce Stars of Sustainability Awards 2011

StudentForce Stars of Sustainability Awards 2011

Posted on 6 January 2011

StudentForce witnesses so many fantastic contributions to sustainability among our clientele and recent graduate Project Workers that we feel the need to recognise the most outstanding achievements - cue the birth of The StudentForce Stars of Sustainability Awards!   StudentForce is excite...

UNESCO: Cultural Diversity in Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO: Cultural Diversity in Education for Sustainable Development

Posted on 6 January 2011

A thematic programme "Mainstreaming Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue in Education for Sustainable Development" was established as a contribution to the UNESCO Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD). Within this framework and in order to celebrate good practic...

New LSIS Cut the Carbon Fund

New LSIS Cut the Carbon Fund

Posted on 5 January 2011

LSIS have announced the launch of a new LSIS funding opportunity for providers in the learning and skills sector looking to develop and share effective approaches to carbon reduction. LSIS is pleased to invite bids from learning and skills provider organisations to join the new Cut the Carbon Fund (...

Important: UKPSF Consultation

Important: UKPSF Consultation

Posted on 4 January 2011

Deadline for input is Monday 17 January 2011 Comments to info@eauc.org.uk  Review of The UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for Higher Education The HEA is currently undertaking a consultation on the UK Professional Standards. This is an opportunity to ensure that the sustainabi...

The Council of the European Union Endorses ESD

The Council of the European Union Endorses ESD

Posted on 10 December 2010

"The EU Sustainable Development Strategy, first adopted in Gothenburg in 20011 and subsequently reviewed in 2006 and 2009, which provides a framework for a long-term vision of sustainability in which economic growth, social cohesion and environmental protection go hand in hand, and which highli...

 Government's CRC Consultation - EAUC needs your views

Government's CRC Consultation - EAUC needs your views

Posted on 6 December 2010

The government has issued a consultation on the  CRC scheme in response to recent stakeholder feedback about the complexity of the scheme.   The current timescales for the start of the CRC's second phase are such that insufficient time exists to action significant changes before Ap...

EAUC paves way for international collaboration

EAUC paves way for international collaboration

Posted on 29 November 2010

EAUC Head of Programmes and Scotland Manager Andrew Chamberlain will be chairing the ‘International collaboration for climate commitment in the tertiary education sector’ discussions at the Green Universities Conference in Sydney in February 2011.   This session will have represen...

ESD training: Apply for ‘Green Academy: Curricula for Tomorrow’

ESD training: Apply for ‘Green Academy: Curricula for Tomorrow’

Posted on 18 November 2010

Higher Education (HE) in the UK is undergoing a period of significant change, unprecedented for a generation.   In the coming years, public funding is to be cut drastically, students may become increasingly consumer-focused, and the market is set to drive quality of provision. Within t...

Agenda announced for NEW Carbon Intensive Research Group meeting - book your FREE place now!

Agenda announced for NEW Carbon Intensive Research Group meeting - book your FREE place now!

Posted on 21 October 2010

Agenda announced for first meeting of the new EAUC Carbon Intensive Research Universities and Colleges Group meeting - book your free place now by emailing info@eauc.org.uk Hi Everyone, Just wanted to remind you all that the first get together for CIRUC group is on the 29th October, 10:00 (cof...

Comment: Still for the social good?

Comment: Still for the social good?

Posted on 15 October 2010

Comment: Still for the social good? Many of us in the sector recognise the innate social good of our universities and colleges. It’s what the EAUC Universities That Count programme is all about and it sets us apart from any other type of organisation. At least it used to. In Lord Browne...

Help Make the Cycle to Work Scheme and Ongoing Success

Help Make the Cycle to Work Scheme and Ongoing Success

Posted on 14 October 2010

 As a result of the recent changes that HMRC have made to the Cycle to Work Scheme Caroline Radnor, EAUC Transport Planning Network Chair, is working with the EAUC to understand how best to address the issues now faced by members. To assist with this, members are asked to provide information on...

Keynote speech at International Sustainability conference given by EAUC Scotland Manger

Keynote speech at International Sustainability conference given by EAUC Scotland Manger

Posted on 13 October 2010

Head of Programmes and Events and EAUC Scotland Manager Andrew Chamberlain delivered a keynote speech at the 10th Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) conference in Melbourne last month. ACTS is the primary forum for sustainability in the Australian and New Zealand tertiary education...

HEFCE’s Vision: supporting sustainable development in higher education.

HEFCE’s Vision: supporting sustainable development in higher education.

Posted on 11 October 2010

At the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), sustainable development forms an integral part of our strategy for the future development of the higher education sector. The HEFCE vision is that: "Within the next 10 years, the higher education sector in this country will be r...

Recycle Your Computer for Africa

Recycle Your Computer for Africa

Posted on 30 September 2010

Computers 4 Africa holds local appeals throughout the United Kingdom and invite EAUC members to donate fully operational PCs and laptops which are five years old or less at Computers 4 Africa sites. To find out more, please visit http://www.computers4africa.org.uk/index....

UK Universities are Raising their Game says Environmental and Social Responsibility Report

UK Universities are Raising their Game says Environmental and Social Responsibility Report

Posted on 7 September 2010

Launched this month, the second Annual Report from Universities that Count (UTC) - the benchmarking and performance improvement scheme for higher education - spotlights significant progress over the last year in environmental management and social responsibility within UK universities. The sector im...

From the Chair of UK National Commission for UNESCO ESD Co-ordinating Group

From the Chair of UK National Commission for UNESCO ESD Co-ordinating Group

Posted on 1 September 2010

Dear Colleague, Attached is a new report ‘Education for Sustainable Development in the UK in 2010’, produced by the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Co-ordinating Group, a sub-group of the Education Committee which is part of the UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC). W...

Car-share for the first ever nationwide liftshare Week

Car-share for the first ever nationwide liftshare Week

Posted on 1 September 2010

4 – 8 October 2010 liftshare Week is a new initiative taking place from 4 – 8 October which aims to enable individuals, businesses and communities to discover the benefits of car-sharing. The Wild West themed promotional campaign surrounding the initiative encourages drivers not to be...

Launch of the EAUC 'Carbon Intensive Research Universities and Colleges' Community of Practice

Launch of the EAUC 'Carbon Intensive Research Universities and Colleges' Community of Practice

Posted on 1 September 2010

A number of EAUC Members face unique challenges arising from the complex research that is carried out in their institution. Often high levels of energy is required, the work is based in older/historic buildings and a research-led culture adds further sustainability complications. To help address ...

EAUC and Staffordshire University Secure Funding for Ground-breaking ‘Environmental Exchange'

EAUC and Staffordshire University Secure Funding for Ground-breaking ‘Environmental Exchange'

Posted on 1 September 2010

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and Staffordshire University are delighted to announce the launch of an ambitious project to develop an innovative and interactive web-based Higher Education repository of sustainability technical guidance and case studies. The ne...

New Journal for 2011: Greenhouse Gas Measurement & Management

New Journal for 2011: Greenhouse Gas Measurement & Management

Posted on 26 August 2010

The world is now beginning to recognize the fundamental role of Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) to the success of any action to address climate change and the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause it. As the negotiations and legislative processes stutter, there is still an urgen...

Cutting ICT Energy Use and Carbon - Practical Actions from Improvement Projects

Cutting ICT Energy Use and Carbon - Practical Actions from Improvement Projects

Posted on 26 August 2010

To encourage institutions to participate in the Suste-Tech Green ICT project an event has been planned for September 15th 2010, at Leeds Metropolitan University. The event will include participants from the Scotland Energy Management project presenting on their experience with greening their ICT s...

Green Impact changed 4000 behaviours

Green Impact changed 4000 behaviours

Posted on 26 August 2010

At the end of the first year of Green Impact, 22 Universities, 323 departments and over 15,000 people got involved in the programme which has resulted in over 4000 changes being made to staff behaviour and practices. Over 300 students were also involved - being trained as environmental auditors fo...

2011 Annual Conference Dates Announced

2011 Annual Conference Dates Announced

Posted on 25 August 2010

DATES NOW ANNOUNCED FOR 2011 We have just announced the dates and venue for our forthcoming 15th Annual Conference! This prestigious event will take place on 11 - 13 April 2011 at the University of York. With excellent transport links, the University of York offers the EAUC and its members an id...

What next for the Sustainable Development Commission?

What next for the Sustainable Development Commission?

Posted on 25 August 2010

On 22 July, Defra announced that it is to withdraw its funding for the Sustainable Development Commission from the end of the financial year. Discussions are still taking place in the three Devolved Administrations to decide how the work of the SDC in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will be...

Keeping pace with enthusiasm for sustainable development

Keeping pace with enthusiasm for sustainable development

Posted on 5 August 2010

  Projects in the higher education (HE) sector are being supported via a HEFCE funding initiative ‘Leading sustainable development in higher education’. In response to increasing activity in the HE sector on sustainable development, HEFCE directed more funding from its Leadership...

University of Warwick uses car-sharing to achieve Green Travel Plan success

University of Warwick uses car-sharing to achieve Green Travel Plan success

Posted on 30 July 2010

The University of Warwick has been ‘highly commended’ for its Green Travel Plan at the annual Business in the Community (BITC) Awards 2010. Car-sharing is a central component to its Green Travel Plan, which was also ranked among the best in the UK in 2008, coming 2nd out of 64 institutio...

£99 Tickets for Members to Attend 3rd Government ICT Conference

£99 Tickets for Members to Attend 3rd Government ICT Conference

Posted on 14 July 2010

In partnership with Govnet Communications the EAuC gets less than half price tickets for members to attend national ICT Conference. 3rd Government ICT Goes Green Conference 2010, Thursday 16th September, QEII Conference Centre, London. Government ICT Goes Green 2010 is the UK’s leading event...

University of East Anglia gives CRed-ability to Birmingham’s low carbon campaign

University of East Anglia gives CRed-ability to Birmingham’s low carbon campaign

Posted on 8 July 2010

People living in Birmingham will be reducing their carbon footprint thanks to a joint venture between the city council and the University of East Anglia. From switching off lights and turning the heating down to recycling and using public transport, the community will be encouraged to make simp...

EAUC Member Discounts for Schumacher College Events!

EAUC Member Discounts for Schumacher College Events!

Posted on 8 July 2010

We are pleased to announce that we have negiotiated special discounted rates for all Schumacher College events for EAUC Members! EAUC Members can now get 20% off all events - Please note that the reduced rates offered are exclusive to EAUC Members - please quote ‘EAUC 20%’ when bookin...

Green Impact roll out

Green Impact roll out

Posted on 5 July 2010

A number of institutions have been in contact with Green Impact recently enquiring if about potential participation. Happily, Green Impact can announce that NUS and NUS Services are now looking to roll the model out to at least another 15 institutions for the 2010/11 academic year on a self-funde...

CRC Up-date

CRC Up-date

Posted on 1 July 2010

Download the PDF below for the latest Up-dates on the CRC

EAUC Chief Executive, Iain Patton Speaks at UCU Annual Congress

EAUC Chief Executive, Iain Patton Speaks at UCU Annual Congress

Posted on 14 June 2010

EAUC Chief Executive, Iain Patton Speaks at UCU Annual Congress where sector warns that skills gap will hamper low carbon economy and cost jobs Please read subsequent extract from the UCU website and find contact details below for further details. "1 June 2010 Delegates at the UCU annu...

Times Higher: The Universities that Count

Times Higher: The Universities that Count

Posted on 10 June 2010

Teaching, Learning, Research and Knowledge Exchange Impact Area Please visit the Times Higher website to see the recent article released on the Universities that Counts project. A huge congratulations goes out to all those mentioned in the article. The Teaching, Learning, Research and Knowle...

Communication & Motivation

Communication & Motivation

Posted on 10 June 2010

In response to a question posed by James Dixon Gough from the University of Leeds EAUC members have been discussing the difficulties and successes of communications techniques in motivating staff to feel they are involved in sustainable initiatives. To read the feedback please visit

EPSRC Responsible Innovation Workshop, April 30th 2010, University of Westminster:

EPSRC Responsible Innovation Workshop, April 30th 2010, University of Westminster:

Posted on 9 June 2010

Summary Delegates from academia, research councils, industry and beyond convened in London to review and discuss the results of a pilot study which aimed to operationally implement the concept of responsible innovation within EPSRC research funding activities. EPSRC is the largest public fun...

Conference that Equipped Entrepreneurs with the skill-set to attain prosperity from Green Economy

Conference that Equipped Entrepreneurs with the skill-set to attain prosperity from Green Economy

Posted on 9 June 2010

Last month over a hundred students’ entrepreneurs, academics and practitioners gathered at the University of Cambridge to attend a seminar on entrepreneurship in the green economy, organised by These Young Minds. Professor Alan Barrell, Entrepreneur in Residence at the university opened th...

Self Energy to collaborate with London South Bank University to reduce risk further in energy perfor

Self Energy to collaborate with London South Bank University to reduce risk further in energy perfor

Posted on 30 April 2010

London, 22nd April 2010 Self Energy to collaborate with London South Bank University to reduce risk further in energy performance projects Self Energy is delighted to announce a Knowledge Transfer Partnership agreement with the London South Bank University (LSBU). One aspect of this partner...

Entrepreneurship in the Green Economy

Entrepreneurship in the Green Economy

Posted on 15 April 2010

Cambridge University 29 April 2010 The UK Government has of late increased its investments in green initiatives as a strategic means of creating sustainable opportunities that will take the UK out of the doldrums. This offers huge opportunities in the green economy to Britain’s entrepreneur...

energyXchange showcases proven energy-saving campaigns

energyXchange showcases proven energy-saving campaigns

Posted on 6 April 2010

Energy awareness material for universities and colleges is now gathered together for the first time as a centralised online resource at energyXchange. The website – http://www.edu.energyxchange.org.uk/edu/ – is supported by the EAUC and funded under the EU’s Intelligent Energ...

Come and work for us!

Come and work for us!

Posted on 1 April 2010

The sustainability champion for UK universities and colleges has two exciting opportunities for two exceptional people EAUC Central Administration Officer Based at our Cheltenham office Grade 4 - £17,519 - £20,834 Reference: S752 Positioned at the heart of our small but dynamic an...

Walk to Work Week

Walk to Work Week

Posted on 26 March 2010

Website piece Walk your way to a healthier lifestyle this national Walk to Work Week With the latest statistics showing that 61% of us are currently overweight or obese and with Government figures showing that we jump in the car for over a fifth of journeys shorter than one mile, what better ...

EAUC CRC Insight Guide

EAUC CRC Insight Guide

Posted on 25 March 2010

Click to launch the full edition in a new windowSelf Publishing with YUDU

Membership survey results

Membership survey results

Posted on 19 March 2010

The EAUC is a member led association, run by members, for its members, the EAUC seeks to work with members and partners to drive sustainability to the heart of Further and Higher Education. The EAUC has conducted a Membership Survey, starting in December 2009 to January 2010, to assess the curre...

2010 AGM Notification

2010 AGM Notification

Posted on 3 March 2010

We have pleasure in announcing our forthcoming AGM. It will be held during the Annual Conference at 10.05am on Wednesday 24th March 2010 at Bangor University, Wales. Attached are the following supporting papers: 1. Agenda 2. Minutes of the last AGM 3. 2009 Annual Report / Report of the Tr...

WWf Earth Hour 2010

WWf Earth Hour 2010

Posted on 25 February 2010

Dear EAUC, IWWF’s Earth Hour 2009 was a massive global phenomenon, where millions of people around the world switched off their lights for one hour. This awe-inspiring event sent a dramatic visual signal to world leaders that they must take urgent action on climate change. This year&rsqu...

Quality and what is worth knowing

Quality and what is worth knowing

Posted on 16 February 2010

1.Various commentators claim that our universities "don’t know what counts so they count everything". How surreal this sounds against the crisis of the multi trillion-dollar rescue of the global economy. It is even more surreal when we learn that highly educated traders with degree...

Defra Review of Universities and Colleges and the Schedule 2 Controlled Waste Regulations

Defra Review of Universities and Colleges and the Schedule 2 Controlled Waste Regulations

Posted on 4 February 2010

DEFRA is currently reviewing the regulations relating to premises subject to Schedule 2 in the Controlled Waste Regulations 1992. In addition to other premises, this also relates to premises such as universities, and so may have potential impact on your areas of responsibility. The review has come ...

Higher Education Commits to Reducing Carbon Emissions

Higher Education Commits to Reducing Carbon Emissions

Posted on 3 February 2010

A recently published strategy demonstrates higher education's commitment to reducing carbon emissions. Universities and colleges have a key role to play in tackling climate change. They have the opportunity and responsibility to lead through their teaching and research activities as well redu...

Scottish Fairtrade Conference for Colleges and Universities

Scottish Fairtrade Conference for Colleges and Universities

Posted on 3 February 2010

On Monday 8th March, Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) hosted the inaugural Scottish Fair Trade Conference for colleges and universities. The event was organised by representatives from EUSA, the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier Uni...

UCU Environment Conference

UCU Environment Conference

Posted on 2 February 2010

UCU Environment Conference Nov. 25th, 2009 Report The first ever UCU environment conference was rated a big success. The conference was attended by 50 delegates from the HE and the FE sectors. This report outlines some of the things that went on. Speakers presentations and workshop reports can...

Green Gown Awards Launch 2010

Green Gown Awards Launch 2010

Posted on 13 January 2010

Green Gown Awards 2010 Applications for the 2010 Green Gown Awards are now open, with the deadline for universities and colleges to get their Stage 1 applications in by Friday 19th February. Now in their sixth year and administered by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleg...

EAUC Member Survey Out Now- Complete to Win…

EAUC Member Survey Out Now- Complete to Win…

Posted on 3 December 2009

EAUC Member Survey Out Now- Complete to Win…   Complete our survey to be in with a chance of winning an EAUC full conference ticket and fair-trade office hamper!   The EAUC is proud to be a member led organisation and, as such, is keen to ensure that it meets the needs of its ...

Four college senior management teams wanted for pilot LSIS leadership training

Four college senior management teams wanted for pilot LSIS leadership training

Posted on 25 November 2009

Four college senior management teams will benefit from piloting new LSIS leadership training.   Open to all senior management teams of learning and skills providers.   Sustainable development is an agenda that is considered increasingly pressing, but how can organisations respond in a...

EAUC Seeking Events & Programmes Manager

EAUC Seeking Events & Programmes Manager

Posted on 17 November 2009

The sustainability champion for UK universities and colleges has an exciting opportunity for an exceptional person Programme & Events Manager (6-12 month fixed term maternity cover) Based at our Cheltenham office £24,152 - £28,839 Ref: S729 The EAUC seeks to appoint a Pro...

Carbon Reduction Target and Strategy for the FE Sector in England

Carbon Reduction Target and Strategy for the FE Sector in England

Posted on 4 November 2009

What is it? The government’s Low Carbon Transition Plan published in July states that: "Every part of Government will need to help drive the transition that is needed to live within the UK’s carbon budgets. For the first time, each major government department will have its own carb...

EAUC Seeking Sustainable ICT Project Manager

EAUC Seeking Sustainable ICT Project Manager

Posted on 29 October 2009

EAUC Sustainable ICT Project Manager (2 years fixed term) - C/D 13/11/09 Based at our Cheltenham office £24,152 - £28,839 The EAUC seeks a Sustainable ICT Project Manager who will be responsible for the delivery of its JISC-funded ICT Energy and Carbon Management Programme in Englan...

Carbon Reduction Target and Strategy for Higher Education in England - EAUC Response

Carbon Reduction Target and Strategy for Higher Education in England - EAUC Response

Posted on 21 October 2009

The EAUC has now published its response to the HEFCE, UUK & GuildHE Consultation on a carbon reduction target and strategy for higher education in England. The consultation response is on behalf of the members of the EAUC and we would like to thank everyone who provided their comments. To ...

New Sustainable Development Curriculum Guides Published on SORTED

New Sustainable Development Curriculum Guides Published on SORTED

Posted on 19 October 2009

Two new sustainable development curriculum guides have been published on the SORTED website. The two documents, written by ESD Consulting on behalf of the LSC and supported by the EAUC, are designed to help learning organisations embed sustainable development into their curriculum. The first g...

EAUC Governance Review

EAUC Governance Review

Posted on 30 September 2009

Information For Full EAUC Members Only EAUC membership, staff, turnover and activity has grown significantly in the last three years. In March 2009 the EAUC Board took the decision to review its governance to ensure it was fit for purpose and the Constitution still appropriate. The process has...

The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy multimedia resource is launched!

The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy multimedia resource is launched!

Posted on 18 September 2009

An important new educational resource was launched on September 18th, 2009 The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy takes a sharp look at the skills, attributes and competencies that learners will need for surviving and thriving in the 21st century. It is a free multimedia resource with intervie...

Sign-up NOW for the Sustainable Procurement course!

Sign-up NOW for the Sustainable Procurement course!

Posted on 14 September 2009

Covers levels 1 & 2 of the Flexible Framework Leeds City College - 30 September 2009 The aim of this one day event is to help institutions embed sustainability into their purchasing practice using the Government’s Flexible Framework as a guide and monitoring tool. The day will be made ...

fonesforsafety®

fonesforsafety®

Posted on 13 September 2009

This scheme turns used mobile phones into personal safety alarms for individuals affected by domestic violence (DV). The personal safety alarms are issued by the police or domestic violence support agencies giving direct access to the 999 emergency services and dedicated crisis support. fonesforsafe...

New-look sustainability website launched today! SORTED

New-look sustainability website launched today! SORTED

Posted on 7 September 2009

SORTED -The Sustainability Online Resource and Toolkit for Education  www.eauc.org.uk/sorted   SORTED aims to help staff in further education and work-based learning understand sustainability and how it relates to their organisations. Funded by the Learning Skills Council (LSC) and...

Invitation to participate in Tree O’Clock - 5th December 2009

Invitation to participate in Tree O’Clock - 5th December 2009

Posted on 7 September 2009

The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) is pleased to announce that it is working in partnership with the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the National Union of Students and the BBC Breathing Places campaign to invite Universities and Students&rs...

14th Annual EAUC Conference - Dates for your Diary! 22-24 March 2010, Bangor University

14th Annual EAUC Conference - Dates for your Diary! 22-24 March 2010, Bangor University

Posted on 7 September 2009

The EAUC has now announced the date and venue of the 14th Annual EAUC Conference. The conference, which is THE  annual environmental and sustainability event for the UK Further and Higher Education sector, will be held at Bangor University on 22nd - 24th March 2010. Further information will be ...

Get a FREE PC Energy Audit!

Get a FREE PC Energy Audit!

Posted on 20 August 2009

As part of the EAUC Green ICT project IT Energy would like to invite fellow members to receive a free no obligation PC energy audit, this audit will help you understand the potential savings that can be obtained by deploying power management techniques across your organisation. This free of charge s...

New EAUC Professional Development Programme - Out Now!

New EAUC Professional Development Programme - Out Now!

Posted on 10 August 2009

The 2009-2010 EAUC Professional Development Programme is now out. Currently there are 8 training events running until December 2009. Further events for 2010 will be announced shortly. Events range from Knowing Your Waste, CSR and Sustainable Procurement. Click here for full details.

EAUC Seeking CUSP Placements

EAUC Seeking CUSP Placements

Posted on 10 August 2009

We are recruiting for 2 CUSP (College & University Sustainability Placement) Graduates - a Project Officer for our Scotland Office, based at Queen Margaret University, and a Green Gown Awards Officer for our Cheltenham Office, based at University of Gloucestershire. CUSP, run by StudentForce ...

The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy - Now Available

The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy - Now Available

Posted on 4 August 2009

'The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy: skills for a changing world' has now been published in paperback. The book arose from a larger project, Soundings in Sustainability Literacy which was coordinated by the EAUC in partnership with a number of other organisations. A multimedia version...

Latest Consultations

Latest Consultations

Posted on 30 July 2009

If you would like the EAUC to send in a collaborative response on the consultations below, then please review and send us your comments by 10 September. Please send all comments to hexton@eauc.org.uk. CONSULTATION OPENS ON A CARBON REDUCTION TARGET AND STRATEGY A joint consultation between HEFCE...

EAUC comment on University carbon reduction targets

EAUC comment on University carbon reduction targets

Posted on 21 July 2009

Please find below a link to an article taken from Tuesday's 21st July 2009 Guardian Newspaper on carbon reduction targets in Universities. The article includes comments by Iain Patton, Executive Director, EAUC, in which he stresses the importance of ensuring "learners are exposed ...

Invitation to Tender - Promoting Poverty-Aware Procurement on Campus

Invitation to Tender - Promoting Poverty-Aware Procurement on Campus

Posted on 21 July 2009

Closing date - 12 noon, Monday 17 August 2009 The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) invites tenders for delivery of its Promoting Poverty-Aware Procurement Campus project. Funded by the Department for International Development, the aim of the project is to raise a...

Green Britain Day

Green Britain Day

Posted on 9 July 2009

Everyone's eyes will be on London in 2012. This is our once in a lifetime chance to come together to make a positive difference, and to show the world that Britain is leading the fight against climate change. Team Green Britain is about team work to make life better for ourselves and better ...

Halls Reuse Scheme Guide - OUT NOW!

Halls Reuse Scheme Guide - OUT NOW!

Posted on 28 April 2009

This reuse implementation guide has been compiled as part of the HEFCE funded project "Moving Towards Zero-Waste". The aim of the project was to work with HEIs in different English regions to implement, improve and extend reuse schemes in student halls of residence and on campus. The E...

Loughborough wins battle to be the greenest

Loughborough wins battle to be the greenest

Posted on 14 April 2009

Loughborough Students’ Union has reclaimed a hotly-contested environmental award for the third year running. The Sound Environmental Impact Awards is an accreditation scheme to help Students’ Unions do their bit for the environment. Now in its third year, over a million students have se...

Green Gown Awards 2009 Shortlist Announced

Green Gown Awards 2009 Shortlist Announced

Posted on 6 April 2009

The search is on for the UK’s most sustainable institutions, with 66 universities and colleges now shortlisted for the final stage of the prestigious Green Gown Awards. In their fifth year, the awards recognise exceptional initiatives being taken by higher and further education institutions...

University of Leeds Launches a New Course on Sustainable Transport

University of Leeds Launches a New Course on Sustainable Transport

Posted on 27 March 2009

With the debate around a low carbon future constantly in the news, the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) at the University of Leeds is launching a topical new course - ‘MSc Sustainability (Transport)’. The new course taps into the challenging transport and sustainability policy a...

New Technical Toolkits for Saving Energy

New Technical Toolkits for Saving Energy

Posted on 25 March 2009

In summer 2008 NUS services, the commercial arm of the NUS, secured funding for two new carbon projects: the Supplier Equipment Project and the Ventilation Project. Over the 2008/09 academic year NUS Services worked with over 30 pilot Students' Unions through these projects to identify how m...

Jonathon Porritt Headlines EAUC Conference

Jonathon Porritt Headlines EAUC Conference

Posted on 24 March 2009

Jonathon Porritt, Director/Founder of Forum for the Future is headlining the EAUC Annual Conference, speaking on 1st April. The Annual Conference is being held at the University of Warwick on 31st March - 2nd April 2009. Along with over 30 workshops on all aspects of sustainability this year'...

Carbon Reduction Commitment Insight Guide - Out Now!

Carbon Reduction Commitment Insight Guide - Out Now!

Posted on 17 February 2009

The EAUC has published this abridged version of our forthcoming Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Insight Guide to inform institutions about the CRC, to establish whether institutions qualify and determine the level of support required by the EAUC. Institutions that do qualify have a legal obliga...

UK Low Carbon International Marketing Strategy

UK Low Carbon International Marketing Strategy

Posted on 9 January 2009

The UK’s Low Carbon International Marketing Strategy is due to be launched in March 2009. The strategy’s findings so far have been summarised in the attached Interim Report. The final round of stakeholder engagement is being conducted before the strategy’s launch. As part of that,...

Carbon projects updates from NUS Services

Carbon projects updates from NUS Services

Posted on 12 December 2008

Following the successful Carbon Academy project, NUS Services is running two new carbon projects this year. Ventilation Project Over recent months a project to deliver energy cost savings through efficient ventilation has been running with NUS member unions. In collaboration with the Carbon ...

Sound Environmental Impact Awards

Sound Environmental Impact Awards

Posted on 11 December 2008

Sound Environmental Impact Awards is now in its third year and is proving more popular than ever with 81 students’ unions signed up this year! Sound Impact is an environmental accreditation scheme with an awards element specifically designed for students' unions. The purpose of the sch...

Take Action on Active Travel Update

Take Action on Active Travel Update

Posted on 1 December 2008

Update on progress Work on the policy call began in December 2007, when the Association of Directors of Public Health and Sustrans brought together a group of national organisations in public health, transport and the built environment to form a working group to encourage a more active cross-govern...

Green Gown Awards Brochure Launched

Green Gown Awards Brochure Launched

Posted on 24 November 2008

Universities and Colleges Show the Way to a Greener Future The commitment of 14 further and higher education institutions to sustainable development is recognised in today’s publication of winning and commended entries in the 2007-8 Green Gown Awards. The brochure accompanies the initial laun...

BREEAM Higher Education Update

BREEAM Higher Education Update

Posted on 19 November 2008

An update and supporting materials on the BREEAM Higher Education scheme have been posted on www.heepi.org.uk. This includes version 2.0 of the assessor’s manual – open for feedback until November 26th – and a proposed credit scheme for laboratories (in the minutes of the Oxford me...

Buckinghamshire New University launches Buckinghamshire’s first ‘green’ car club

Buckinghamshire New University launches Buckinghamshire’s first ‘green’ car club

Posted on 3 November 2008

Bucks New University launches Buckinghamshire’s first ‘green’ car club Buckinghamshire New University has teamed up with the not-for-profit charity, Commonwheels, to launch an environmentally-concerned, on-campus car club, which will help reduce carbon emissions and improve tran...

EAUC Publishes New Display Energy Certificates Insight Guide

EAUC Publishes New Display Energy Certificates Insight Guide

Posted on 23 October 2008

Buildings, in England and Wales, over 1000 m2 occupied by public institutions or organisations providing a public service and where the public visit regularly must now display a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) and regularly produce an accompanying Advisory Report. Although the regulations came ...

NUS Services Equipment Project

NUS Services Equipment Project

Posted on 3 October 2008

NUS Services is running a one year research project over the 2008/09 academic year looking at efficient ways to manage the free supplier equipment used in students’ union bars and retail space. Working with suppliers, manufacturers and twenty-one pilot unions NUS Services is conducting a numbe...

Sound Impact Awards Launch Their 3rd Year

Sound Impact Awards Launch Their 3rd Year

Posted on 30 September 2008

The Sound Environmental Impact Awards is an environmental accreditation scheme with an awards element specifically designed for students' unions supported by the EAUC. There are 22 Essential criteria all based around easy-to-implement practical actions that will reduce your union's neg...

EAUC Scotland Manager Appointed

EAUC Scotland Manager Appointed

Posted on 10 September 2008

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Chamberlain to the role of EAUC Scotland Manager. Andrew is known to many of us in his current role as Estates/Sustainability Contact for the Scottish Funding Council. I am delighted with this appointment and know that our work in Scotland will be...

The Green Gown Awards 2009

The Green Gown Awards 2009

Posted on 10 September 2008

The Awards are going from strength to strength and are entering a new post funding council funded phase. Administrated by the EAUC, the cross agency steering group made up of AUDE, BUFDG, Guild HE, HEEPI and UUK is growing to reflect the dynamic development of the Awards. Following the next meet...

DCLG Publishes Guidance on Display Energy Certificates

DCLG Publishes Guidance on Display Energy Certificates

Posted on 14 August 2008

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published two new documents on Display Energy Certificates ahead of the new legislation coming into force on 1st October 2008. Both the transitional document, Display Energy Certificates & Advisory Repor...

HEFCE & Salix Finance Revolving Green Fund

HEFCE & Salix Finance Revolving Green Fund

Posted on 12 August 2008

The HEFCE & Salix Finance Revolving Green has been launched. A circular letter has been sent to all English higher education institutions with the outcomes of consultation and an invitation to apply for funds. This is available at http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/circlets/2008/cl20_08/ . ...

Scottish Universities and Colleges urged to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Scottish Universities and Colleges urged to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Posted on 1 August 2008

Waste Aware Campus, a new online resource to encourage Scottish universities and colleges to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle their waste, was launched on Wednesday 23 July 2008 by Waste Aware Scotland. The Waste Aware Campus website: www.wasteawarecampus.org.uk contains a number of ‘How to Guides...

Help Wanted for Centre for Excellence in Leadership Research on New Build Programme Support

Help Wanted for Centre for Excellence in Leadership Research on New Build Programme Support

Posted on 11 July 2008

Help Wanted for Centre for Excellence in Leadership Research on New Build Programme Support Jo Matthews is doing some research into what sort of support colleges would like either before, during or after a new build programme. It is commissioned by the Centre for Excellence in Leadership, to infor...

UCU calls for greater staff involvement in university climate efforts

UCU calls for greater staff involvement in university climate efforts

Posted on 4 July 2008

The University and College Union (UCU) have congratulated universities doing the most to combat climate change but urged all universities to step up the involvement of staff and students in their efforts. The union called for a carbon reduction strategy on every campus based on university con...

Green League 2008 Results Out

Green League 2008 Results Out

Posted on 3 July 2008

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES CUT THE CARBON PEOPLE & PLANET PUBLISH THE GREEN LEAGUE 2008 Today, Thursday 3 July, the award winning Green League was published by People & Planet, the UK's leading student campaign network. The Green League 2008 shows a remarkable improvement in environmental m...

Get Involved in our New Procurement Project

Get Involved in our New Procurement Project

Posted on 2 July 2008

Promoting Poverty Aware Procurement on Campus New Project on Sector Procurement and International Development - Recruitment Starting Now Building on the success of the Sustainable Procurement Project, the EAUC is pleased to announce a follow-on project funded by the Department for International De...

Ofsted's Talisman magazine - Green Issues in Education

Ofsted's Talisman magazine - Green Issues in Education

Posted on 28 June 2008

The June edition of Ofsted’s Talisman magazine tries to encourage national agencies, government departments and providers in the FE sector to work together to improve and embed sustainable development in education. The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) is transforming the Further Education (...

Sound Impact Awards Portfolio

Sound Impact Awards Portfolio

Posted on 26 June 2008

The new Sound Impact portfolio is now out - packed with inspirational examples of environmental good practice celebrating student union collective achievements over the last academic year. The scheme will be relaunching to student unions on 25 August 2008 for the start of the new academic year. ...

HEFCE SD Consultation 2008 update to strategic statement and action plan

HEFCE SD Consultation 2008 update to strategic statement and action plan

Posted on 11 June 2008

This is a consultation on an updated strategic statement and action plan to support HE's contribution to sustainable development. It is structured around the four roles identified for HEFCE in their first sustainable development strategy. This document is both a progress report and a consult...

Two Important Updates from HEFCE

Two Important Updates from HEFCE

Posted on 2 June 2008

Post consultation update from HEFCE on the proposed Revolving Green Fund [HEFCE writes] We sought the sector's views on the implementation of a revolving green fund earlier this year. The fund which will provide HEIs with recoverable grants to undertake projects that will reduce greenhouse ...

Take Action on Active Travel

Take Action on Active Travel

Posted on 16 May 2008

Please find below a PDF of the policy call "Take action on active travel", developed by a working group of public health and transport organisations, and supported by a broad cross-sectoral constituency of 57 bodies at the time of going to press, including the EAUC. "Take action on...

BREEAM for Higher Education

BREEAM for Higher Education

Posted on 17 April 2008

BREEAM higher education will end bespoke by creating a 'standard scheme' applicable to most university buildings. The Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) is working with partner organisations and BRE to develop the BREEAM for higher education for piloting in the autum...

'Green Colleges Declaration' launched today

'Green Colleges Declaration' launched today

Posted on 9 April 2008

UK colleges commit to go green Colleges responsible for teaching and training over three million people will today pledge to go green in all areas of their business. The 'Green Colleges Declaration', covering UK institutions with a combined annual turnover of £6 billion, will be ...

Green Gown Award Winners Announced

Green Gown Award Winners Announced

Posted on 7 April 2008

Universities and Colleges are Creating Greener Buildings, and Responding Positively to Environmental and Social Issues 16 universities and colleges are winners or highly commended for the prestigious 2007-8 Green Gown Awards. These recognise innovative actions in eight categories – Colleges...

National Union of Students’ Glitzy Green Awards Ceremony reaches out to a million students

National Union of Students’ Glitzy Green Awards Ceremony reaches out to a million students

Posted on 20 March 2008

Loughborough Students’ Union reclaimed a prestigious environmental award at a glitzy awards ceremony on Tuesday 18th March 2008 for the second year running. Over a million students will have seen environmental best practice in place as a result of 67 Unions entering into these awards. Rangi...

Response to Consultation on Implementation of Article 5 of the Energy Services Directive

Response to Consultation on Implementation of Article 5 of the Energy Services Directive

Posted on 20 March 2008

Please see document below for the consultation submission from the EAUC.

Scottish Climate Change Declaration

Scottish Climate Change Declaration

Posted on 18 March 2008

In the light of global concerns about climate change and the developing political pressure in Scotland to take mitigating action, the EAUC has successfully received funding from the Scottish Funding Council to assist the sector take appropriate action through the development of a Climate Change Comm...

Green Gown Awards: Winners Announced

Green Gown Awards: Winners Announced

Posted on 18 March 2008

Three of the Green Gown Award Categories were announced at the AUDE conference yesterday, on 17th March. The winners are as follows: Continuous Improvement Winner (projects): Sheffield Hallam University Highly Commended (projects): University of Birmingham Winner (institution): University of G...

New Guide to High Performance Buildings

New Guide to High Performance Buildings

Posted on 14 March 2008

Two new Guides on High Performance Buildings have been produced by HEEPI, Sust and Thirdwave. For further information and a copy of the guide click here.

EAUC AGM Notification

EAUC AGM Notification

Posted on 12 March 2008

Please find below details of our forthcoming AGM which will be held on 31st March 2008 at the University of Exeter during our Annual Conference. Below are the AGM agenda, Minutes from 2007 AGM and the Annual Trustee Report and Financial Accounts for 2007. Members are welcome to attend the AGM...

Consultation on Site Waste Management Plans - Response required by 14th March 2008

Consultation on Site Waste Management Plans - Response required by 14th March 2008

Posted on 27 February 2008

Dear Members You may remember we responded to Defra on the proposed regulations for site waste management plans last year. Defra have now published the Regulations which are due to come into effect on 6th April 2008. You can view the Regulations by going to: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2008/uksi...

Call for Mini-Grant Funding Bids

Call for Mini-Grant Funding Bids

Posted on 22 February 2008

There is growing pressure and expectation on the higher education (HE) sector to respond to the sustainability challenge and consider how best to embed sustainable development into policies and practices, not least in learning and teaching and curricula. To that end, the Higher Education Academy&rsq...

HEFCE Review concludes that stretching policies are required if HE is to become a leader in SD

HEFCE Review concludes that stretching policies are required if HE is to become a leader in SD

Posted on 20 February 2008

The key aim of the review was to devise a baseline of Sustainable Development activity in English Higher Education in order to measure progress over the longer term. The review examined the extent to which teaching, research and corporate and estates activities addressed SD – that is, our unde...

The Green Education Declaration

The Green Education Declaration

Posted on 19 February 2008

With the launch of Go Green Week by People & Planet, many students will be lobbying their Vice Chancellor or Principal to ensure they sign The Green Education Declaration. The Declaration was launched this morning with a total of thirteen initial signatories. It calls for this year’s Cl...

Consultation on Article 5 of the Energy End Use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive 2006/32/EC

Consultation on Article 5 of the Energy End Use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive 2006/32/EC

Posted on 1 February 2008

Article 5 requires the public sector to fulfil an exemplary role in the context of energy end use efficiency. As part of performing this exemplary role the public sector must communicate its energy saving actions to the wider public. The Directive requires the public sector to take up cost effective...

Consultation: Revolving green Fund for English HE

Consultation: Revolving green Fund for English HE

Posted on 1 February 2008

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England will benefit from a new fund to provide repayable grants for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This fund will be a partnership between HEFCE and Salix Finance Ltd (Salix) with both parties committing significant funds. HEFCE and Salix expe...

Encouraging greener living - Defra publishes public attitudes research

Encouraging greener living - Defra publishes public attitudes research

Posted on 31 January 2008

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published a framework to encourage environmentally friendly behaviour among individuals and communities. The report pulls together evidence on public understanding, attitudes and behaviours and draws conclusions on the potential f...

Government calls for Universities to do more to reduce their carbon emissions

Government calls for Universities to do more to reduce their carbon emissions

Posted on 22 January 2008

Reducing carbon emissions was one of the key priorities laid down today by John Denham, Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, in his annual grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The grant letter calls for universities to do more to reduce ...

Greening Spires - New Report Out Today

Greening Spires - New Report Out Today

Posted on 22 January 2008

A new Universities UK publication, out today, showcases the contribution of higher education institutions to this ‘greening’ agenda. Click here to download the report The Guardian also has an article on this report. Click here to view the article Radio 4's Learning Curve sho...

BBC Radio 4 - The Learning Curve

BBC Radio 4 - The Learning Curve

Posted on 18 January 2008

Iain Patton has been invited to speak on the BBC Radio 4 programme The Learning Curve next Monday evening. The programme is picking up on a new publication called ‘Greening Spires’ comes out from UUK the following day. It presents a rather positive picture of universities embracing th...

Green Gown Sponsorship Launched

Green Gown Sponsorship Launched

Posted on 17 January 2008

Please see the documents below regarding Green Gown Sponsorship opportunities. If you have any queries please contact sponsors@heepi.org.uk.

SORTED website launches

SORTED website launches

Posted on 9 January 2008

SORTED. The Sustainability Online Resource and Toolkit for Education is launched today by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) in partnership with the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). The new website: www.eauc.org.uk/sorted helps those working in Further Education ...

University of Bristol win at Times Higher Awards

University of Bristol win at Times Higher Awards

Posted on 7 December 2007

The University of Bristol have won the 'Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development' category at the Times Higher Awards 2007. For more details on the awards, click here.

Inefficient ICT Sector's Carbon Emissions set to Surpass Aviation Industry

Inefficient ICT Sector's Carbon Emissions set to Surpass Aviation Industry

Posted on 7 December 2007

The ‘Inefficient Truth’ Inefficient ICT Sector's Carbon Emissions set to Surpass Aviation Industry An Inefficient Truth is the first research report produced by Global Action Plan on behalf of the Environmental IT Leadership Team. The Leadership Team is a unique gathering of...

Your opportunity to take part in a DfID procurement and poverty project

Your opportunity to take part in a DfID procurement and poverty project

Posted on 13 November 2007

If you are potentially interested in this project, we would be very appreciative if you could get in touch as soon as possible with John Forster at john@jfassociates.org EAUC has been successful in the concept stage of a bid to the Department for International Development (DFID) for an exciting p...

People & Planet wins Best Campaign 2007 at British Environment and Media Awards

People & Planet wins Best Campaign 2007 at British Environment and Media Awards

Posted on 9 November 2007

Last night at the British Environmental Media Awards People & Planet, Britain's leading student campaign network, won the coveted British Environmental Media Campaign of the Year. The award was given for the Green League 2007, which ranked UK universities by environmental performance. T...

Sound Impact Awards Launched their 2nd Year

Sound Impact Awards Launched their 2nd Year

Posted on 7 November 2007

The Sound Impact Awards are an environmental accreditation scheme with an awards element designed specifically for students' unions. Last year 51 students' unions took part with 30 reaching the minimum bronze standard. To gain the bronze standard, unions need to achieve the 20 Essential cr...

Launching the 2008 - 2013 EAUC Strategic Plan

Launching the 2008 - 2013 EAUC Strategic Plan

Posted on 2 November 2007

Some Strategic Plans are made to sit on shelves and gather dust. I am pleased (and relieved) to say that the EAUC Strategic Plan for 2008 to 2013 is not going to be one of them! Thank you I am delighted to launch this excellent piece of work which will lead the EAUC for the next 5 years. Its s...

New French University Sustainability Group Established

New French University Sustainability Group Established

Posted on 2 November 2007

Campus Responsables has been established and is fast building a useful web presence. EAUC Executive Director Iain Patton was recently interviewed by the organisation and this interview can be found in the Testimony (Temoigage) section. The actual interview is in English. See: http://www.campu...

EAUC Executive Director to speak at The Energy Consortium Conference

EAUC Executive Director to speak at The Energy Consortium Conference

Posted on 2 November 2007

EAUC Executive Director Iain Patton is to speak at The Energy Consortium conference on 6th November 2007. With the conference theme being Sustainability, it is encouraging to see this important organisation moving beyond utility procurement to the challenging agenda of renewable energy and improv...

Biodiversity Duty - back on our agenda

Biodiversity Duty - back on our agenda

Posted on 2 November 2007

According to new legal advice to HEFCE, the Natural England and Rural Communities Act 2006 –Section 40 Biodiversity Duty applies to English institutions. HECFE sought direction on whether the Act applies to HEIs in England and the advice is that it does. In their advice to HEFCE (1) , Bea...

Green Gown Awards - Categories Announced

Green Gown Awards - Categories Announced

Posted on 17 October 2007

Green Gown Awards 2007-08 Entries for this year’s Green Gown Awards are now open. The Green Gown Awards are now in their 4th year and have become the most prestigious recognition of best practice in universities and colleges. Winning a Green Gown Award has become a great way to differe...

Bringing Britain to Boston Podcast

Bringing Britain to Boston Podcast

Posted on 10 October 2007

How are the roles of a campus environmental professional in the UK different than the work perfomed by an american environmental manager? Iain Patton and Sheri-Leigh Miles spoke at the CSHEMA conference in Boston about the activities of the EAUC. Click this link to download the podcast With t...

EAUC to speak at the forthcoming Energy Consortium Conference on 6th November

EAUC to speak at the forthcoming Energy Consortium Conference on 6th November

Posted on 10 October 2007

The EAUC are to speak at the forthcoming Energy Consortium Conference on 6th November, please see the download below for more details.

Salix rolls out its fund to more Universities following its successful pilot

Salix rolls out its fund to more Universities following its successful pilot

Posted on 4 October 2007

Since the end of 2006 eight universities have been participating in the Salix Higher Education pilot programme. Based on the success and delivery of the pilot universities, Salix are now pleased to announce that they are keen to recieve applications from more universities. See below for furthe...

EU Energy Services Directive

EU Energy Services Directive

Posted on 3 October 2007

New legislation is currently under construction for the implementation of this Directive in May 2008. A useful brief guide to the Directive and of particular interest will be the implications to FHE can be found in our Resource Bank. Click here for further details Thanks to Bob Stiff at Br...

BITC Touring Exhibition

BITC Touring Exhibition

Posted on 13 September 2007

Business in the Community’s ‘Walk the Talk Exhibition with Universities and Colleges’ is an exciting new initiative aimed at the higher and further education community. The exhibition is a series of exhibition stands that carry poignant messages and vivid images to convey the si...

Carbon Reduction Commitment Consultation

Carbon Reduction Commitment Consultation

Posted on 11 September 2007

DEFRA has asked for comments on the revised Carbon Reduction Commitment by the 9th October. We would like to hear your thoughts. Click here for full details.

HEFCE launches new online resource for Sustainable Development in HE

HEFCE launches new online resource for Sustainable Development in HE

Posted on 2 August 2007

HEFCE have launched an online resource for sustainable development in HE at http://www.hefce.ac.uk/susdevresources/. This lists resources and organisations relevant to those in higher education who are dealing with sustainable development issues. Steve Egan, HEFCE Deputy Chief Executive, said: ...

Possible UK wide Phase II of the Business in the Community Indices for the Sector

Possible UK wide Phase II of the Business in the Community Indices for the Sector

Posted on 2 July 2007

After the success of the HE Sector Benchmarking Pilot Project and on the recommendation of the participants we are considering a further developmental phase of the "Universities that Count" Benchmarking Programme – potentially UK-wide. As our group of pioneers suggested, we have plan...

Green Colleges Survey Report

Green Colleges Survey Report

Posted on 25 June 2007

Waterless urinals, generators powered by cow slurry, walls insulated with denim jeans and cars powered by chip fat are among the innovative green features identified by a new survey of colleges published today (21 June). The survey was undertaken to mark the launch of the Association of Colleges...

New EAUC Website Launched!!

New EAUC Website Launched!!

Posted on 19 June 2007

The EAUC are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. The new website will be the one-stop-shop for environmental and sustainability issues for universities and colleges. The new Resource Bank provides, per topic, strategic and operational examples of good practice from the sector, as w...

LSC Sustainable Development Action Plan

LSC Sustainable Development Action Plan

Posted on 13 June 2007

The LSC has published its sustainable development action plan for 2007/08. The plan sets out priorities and actions for the current year and looks ahead to likely actions in future years. Read the Plan Visit the LSC SD webpage

The Green League 2007

The Green League 2007

Posted on 7 June 2007

Today, 7 June 2007, the UK's leading student campaign network, People & Planet, has published the first ever green league table showing the environmental performance of Britain's universities. Leeds Met, Plymouth and Hertfordshire top the leaderboard. The Green League 2007 celebrates s...

Site Waste Management Plans - Defra Consultation

Site Waste Management Plans - Defra Consultation

Posted on 5 June 2007

You may already be aware that from April 2008 the Government intend to make Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) mandatory for all construction projects over £250k in value in an attempt to reduce waste crime and reduce the environmental impact of construction waste. See the end of the email fo...

Climate Change Bill Consultation

Climate Change Bill Consultation

Posted on 4 June 2007

The government has published a draft bill to tackle climate change and the EAUC wishes to contribute to the consultation process. Please send any contributions to the 4 key questions to info@eauc.org.uk by 6 June. Find the Bill at http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/climatechange/uk/legislation/i...

HEFCE Strategic Review on Sustainable Development - Interim Report

HEFCE Strategic Review on Sustainable Development - Interim Report

Posted on 4 June 2007

Click on the link below to view the Interim Report on Sustainable Development in Higher Education in England.

Green Campus Week Events

Green Campus Week Events

Posted on 17 May 2007

EAUC are pleased to announce their involvement in Green Campus Week. A new initiative highlighting how universities are making an environmental difference in Britain and America The Higher Education Environmental Performance Improvement (HEEPI) is organising a ‘green campus’ week in J...

New Convenor

New Convenor

Posted on 2 May 2007

Following the AGM held on 18th April, the EAUC are pleased to annouce their new convenor as Sheri-Leigh Miles, Sustainability Officer at Bishop Burton College. Sheri is taking over from Martin Wiles, who is standing down from the role but is remaining on the Executive Committee. Other changes wit...

Sound Impact Award Winners

Sound Impact Award Winners

Posted on 26 April 2007

Congratulations to Loughborough Students' Union who scooped the top award for the Sound Impact Awards. In this, the first year, of Sound Impact 51 Students’ Unions were involved, affecting almost 750,000 students. Overall the awards were split as follows: 3x Gold Standard winn...

The Carbon Academy Project

The Carbon Academy Project

Posted on 26 April 2007

On 09 January NUS Services submitted a bid to the Carbon Trust Networks Initiative to run an £80,000 climate change project called the Carbon Academy. On 09 March we learnt that our bid had been successful, meaning that we will soon be launching an exciting new project for our members. The Ca...

Universities that Count - HE Benchmarking Report

Universities that Count - HE Benchmarking Report

Posted on 13 April 2007

An important new report out today has benchmarked universities from across England on their environmental and corporate responsibility performance. It then reveals how they rate against UK businesses. As institutional performance benchmarking evolves and becomes a mainstream business tool for univer...

Britain's Greenest Universities & Colleges?

Britain's Greenest Universities & Colleges?

Posted on 30 March 2007

The prestigious Green Gown Awards, now in their third year, have been announced. The Awards recognise innovative sustainable actions by universities and colleges across the UK. Universities and colleges have a large part to play in developing a sustainable society with over 2 million students and 30...

UN hails East Midlands - as the first UK region that’s learning to be more sustainable

UN hails East Midlands - as the first UK region that’s learning to be more sustainable

Posted on 8 March 2007

The UN has led the world in promoting sustainable development and now, as part of a 10 year programme, it acknowledges the vital role of regions in helping everyone learn to be more sustainable. The East Midlands has just become the first UK region to be approved by the UN University and UNESCO as a...

Guidance on WEEE issued by DTI

Guidance on WEEE issued by DTI

Posted on 5 March 2007

Guidance on the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) regulations have been issued by the Department of Trade and Industry. Members will be glad to hear that the EAUC are about to start preparing initial outline guidance with support of an environmental lawyer and sector colleagues Ann ...

Edinburgh Students Fairtrade Video

Edinburgh Students Fairtrade Video

Posted on 5 March 2007

Edinburgh Students have launched a video about their experience of being a Fairtrade University. The video, launched on You Tube, interviews Edinburgh rector Mark Ballard MSP and St Andrews rector Simon Pepper as well as student campaigners and university staff about their experiences – visit ...

First International Meeting on Implementation of ESD for Higher Education

First International Meeting on Implementation of ESD for Higher Education

Posted on 16 February 2007

First International Meeting on Implementation of Education for Sustainable Development for Higher Education Institutes (IMESD) took place in Amsterdam 8-9 February 2007. Stephen Sterling and William Scott were commissioned by DHO, the Dutch network for sustainable higher education, to develop a rep...

UN Decade of ESD - Progress to Date

UN Decade of ESD - Progress to Date

Posted on 12 February 2007

The UN have released a progress to date briefing on the Decade of ESD.

Sustainable Procurement - International Links

Sustainable Procurement - International Links

Posted on 7 February 2007

The EAUC & C2E2 (Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence) held a video conference on November 28 2006 to compare and contrast sustainable procurement initiatives at universities in the UK and the USA. Click here to view shared documents

LSC launch strategy for building greener colleges of the future

LSC launch strategy for building greener colleges of the future

Posted on 6 February 2007

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC), today revealed their strategy for building greener colleges of the future. Bill Rammell MP, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education launched the LSC prospectus, which for the first time states that Colleges must include green propo...

The BIG Energy & Environmental Staff Development Needs Survey

The BIG Energy & Environmental Staff Development Needs Survey

Posted on 2 February 2007

Do you need to have some understanding of energy and environmental issues in your work? Universities and colleges are under great pressure to improve their environmental performance. One potential barrier is a lack of relevant knowledge and skills. EAUC and HEEPI have developed this survey to establ...

Using Recycled Paper Case Study

Using Recycled Paper Case Study

Posted on 25 January 2007

The University of Gloucestershire and WRAP have produced a case study on using recycled paper.

Queen's University Belfast achieve ISO14001

Queen's University Belfast achieve ISO14001

Posted on 24 January 2007

Queen’s University Belfast is the latest University to achieve certification to the ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems Standard. Certification was achieved for the Environmental Management System (EMS) in place within the University’s Estates Department and Purchasing Office. Th...

Biodiversity on Campus Presentation at Sustaining Excellence in HE Conference

Biodiversity on Campus Presentation at Sustaining Excellence in HE Conference

Posted on 16 January 2007

Sustaining Excellence in Higher Education A presentation on the Biodiversity on Campus project was made at the Sustaining Excellence in Higher Education Conference which was jointly organised by the Leadership Foundation and HEFCE. The Conference was held at the Royal College of Physicians in London...

Universities and Colleges Responding Positively to Environmental Issues, Award Scheme Shows

Universities and Colleges Responding Positively to Environmental Issues, Award Scheme Shows

Posted on 8 December 2006

31 higher and further education institutions have been shortlisted for the prestigious Green Gown Awards. These recognise innovative actions in seven categories – Colleges; Continuous Improvement; Course Content (Degrees); Course Content (Professional and Vocational Skills); Energy and Water E...

Eco-versity developments -£22m dream for students homes

Eco-versity developments -£22m dream for students homes

Posted on 4 December 2006

An international search has been launched to find architects and developers capable of creating a £22 million sustainable student village in the city. The University of Bradford is inviting construction professionals to make bids and play a lead role in the pioneering project. The scheme wil...

Green Gown Awards Shortlist Announced

Green Gown Awards Shortlist Announced

Posted on 29 November 2006

You can view the shortlist and a summary of the shortlisted applications at the HEEPI website. The final results will be out in April 2007. Congratulations to all the EAUC members who have been shortlisted!

EMS Survey - enter before 6 Dec to enter the prize draw!

EMS Survey - enter before 6 Dec to enter the prize draw!

Posted on 28 November 2006

EcoCampus together with the EAUC are undertaking a survey of Higher and Further Educational sector awareness of Environmental Management Systems (EMS). This survey will take no more than a few minutes to complete. The results will allow us to determine the current state of EMS implementation, compar...

EAUC Members lead the way in HEFCE benchmarking

EAUC Members lead the way in HEFCE benchmarking

Posted on 20 November 2006

An enthusiastic group of universities and colleges is trialling the appropriateness of Business in the Community’s (BITC’s) Environment and Corporate Responsibility (CR) Indices for the Higher Education Sector. The project originated from the strong support it received at the EAUC’...

EcoCampus Press Release

EcoCampus Press Release

Posted on 14 November 2006

A Press Release from Nottingham Trent University: Environmental scheme launched at university A national pilot scheme which seeks to encourage higher education institutions to address key environmental issues has been launched at Nottingham Trent University. ‘EcoCampus’, which is being ...

Midlands Region Workshop Report

Midlands Region Workshop Report

Posted on 17 July 2006

The Midlands Region meet recently on the 26 June to discuss environmental matters relevant to EAUC members in their region and to encourage the disseminaton of best practice at a local level. A report of the meeting proceedings can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

BITC Project update

BITC Project update

Posted on 10 July 2006

A update on the LGM funded project 'Testing the Appropriateness of Business in the Communities Corporate Responsibility and Environment Indices for the Higher Education Sector' is available.

International recognition for the EAUC Biodiversity Guide

International recognition for the EAUC Biodiversity Guide

Posted on 31 May 2006

The Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity has recently commended the contribution the EAUC' Biodiversity Guide plays in helping achieve the Conventions main objectives. To read their review of the Guide - download the pdf below or visit the Conventions website at www.b...

Are you aware of your duty to comply with The Nature Conservation Act

Are you aware of your duty to comply with The Nature Conservation Act

Posted on 15 May 2006

With the support of a Scottish Executive Biodiversity Action Grant, an important sector guide will be launched at the University of Glasgow on Monday 22nd May. You are invited to this FREE half day event. 'Biodiversity on Campus’ is a practical guide written by the sector for the sector ...

EAUC AGM 2006

EAUC AGM 2006

Posted on 28 April 2006

The recent presentation and AGM minutes from the 2006 annual conference can be downloaded by clicking on the relevant link below:

Green Gown 2005 Winners Brochure

Green Gown 2005 Winners Brochure

Posted on 28 April 2006

The Green Gown Awards 2005 Brochure is now available at www.heepi.org.uk The Times Higher Education Supplement, containing a feauture insert on the Green Gown Awards 2005 is available below. Because of the Easter holidays, HEEPI is still awaiting approval of quotes and responses to minor fact chec...

First EAUC Insight guide released

First EAUC Insight guide released

Posted on 4 April 2006

The EAUC Executive is pleased to annouce the release of the first EAUC Insight Guide - Hazardous Waste Directive 2005 (England and Wales). We hope that this will be the first of a series of occasional EAUC Insight guides covering important legal and regulatory developments.

Review of the EAUC Transport Database

Review of the EAUC Transport Database

Posted on 4 April 2006

The EAUC Transport Database has now been available for more than six months and it is time to review its use and usefulness to ascertain how well it is meeting your needs and how it can be improved. Please take just a few minutes to complete and return the EAUC Transport Database Questionnaire with...

Business Plan - Managing the risk

Business Plan - Managing the risk

Posted on 21 March 2006

An updated version of the Risk Assessment carried out on last year's approved Business Plan is now available. This document builds on the Assessment carried out during the summer of 2005, and charts progress to date. To downnload the Risk Assessment, click on the link below:

EcoCampus - 3 year development and testing pilot involving the EAUC

EcoCampus - 3 year development and testing pilot involving the EAUC

Posted on 7 March 2006

EcoCampus is a national Environmental Management System (EMS) and award scheme for the higher education sector. The scheme allows universities to be recognised for addressing key issues of environmental sustainability. The EcoCampus project is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Engl...

Building Regulations (Part F & L): Draft Publications 2005

Building Regulations (Part F & L): Draft Publications 2005

Posted on 26 January 2006

New measures to make buildings more energy efficient, saving one million tonnes of carbon per year will come into effect this April. According to The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and DEFRA, the new measures taken together with 2002 Building Regulations will improve standards by 40%. Interim ...

New EAUC Membership & Services Brochure Launched

New EAUC Membership & Services Brochure Launched

Posted on 6 January 2006

The EAUC National Office has recently launched the EAUC's Membership & Services Brochure. To read about the differing types of membership and the associated benefits, please click on the link below.

EAUC National Office - new staff contact details

EAUC National Office - new staff contact details

Posted on 19 November 2005

Thanks to a partnership with the University of Gloucestershire, the goal of having an EAUC National Office has become reality only 6 months after the Members approved of our ambitions business plan. Recently the University became the first to achieve university wide ISO14001 status and set a cour...