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Official Opening of £14.8m Oxford Energy Project

Official Opening of £14.8m Oxford Energy Project

Posted on 17 November 2017

The £14.8m Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Energy Project was officially opened on Friday 10th November by Oxford East MP, Anneliese Dodds.  OUH Chairman, Dame Fiona Caldicott, CEO, Dr Bruno Holthof and Vital Energi’s Ashley Malin were also in attendance.   I...

NUS project canvassing the views of student on issues relating to each SDG launches

NUS project canvassing the views of student on issues relating to each SDG launches

Posted on 7 November 2017

Over the next 17 months NUS will be asking students for their views related to each of the SDGs.   There are 17 Goals that are an internationally agreed set of goals focusing on elements of sustainable development. Each government has signed up to, and are responsible for, taki...

EAUC-Scotland launch UK-wide workshop series to engage Professional Departments

EAUC-Scotland launch UK-wide workshop series to engage Professional Departments

Posted on 7 November 2017

EAUC-Scotland have launched a UK-wide series of workshop webinars to engage professional departments in sustainability as part of a larger project. They are also offering to write case studies for institutions with any relevant projects. This project aims to understand and encourage e...

EAUC announces 3 new key projects

EAUC announces 3 new key projects

Posted on 25 October 2017

The EAUC today announces three exciting new projects to be delivered in collaboration with sector partners. The projects are designed to provide inspiration, guidance and support to a wide range of EAUC members in leadership, campus, academic and research positions. This is further to our request fo...

New Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University

New Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University

Posted on 23 October 2017

Sir John Peace has today been announced as the new Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University.   Sir John is the Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, and has had a long and distinguished career across the technology, financial services and retail sectors.   He is currently Chairman of gl...

The Last Straw: sign the pledge

The Last Straw: sign the pledge

Posted on 23 October 2017

NUS has launched #TheLastStraw – a campaign to stop the use of single-use plastic straws in students’ unions and beyond and here’s how you can help… https://www.nus.org.uk/thelaststraw  

Garbage Guzzler Trial Success at Mansfield College

Garbage Guzzler Trial Success at Mansfield College

Posted on 23 October 2017

Mansfield College, Oxford, produces more than 500 meals a day for its staff, students and visitors. Its kitchen produces food for breakfasts, lunches and dinners in its main hall and for other more intimate dining areas, including a new cafe.   In early 2017, the College took a Garbage Guzzle...

Is this small printing company in Oxford the greenest in the world?

Is this small printing company in Oxford the greenest in the world?

Posted on 23 October 2017

Oxford green printing company Seacourt is a world-renowned sustainable, triple Queens Award winner using waterless printing technology. Recognised by EMAS as a leader within the circular economy. Find out more here in inews' article. 

The University of Manchester launches new interactive tree trail

The University of Manchester launches new interactive tree trail

Posted on 13 October 2017

The University of Manchester launches a new interactive Tree Trail to encourage staff, students and the local community to get outside and discover more about the trees around them. The Tree Trail is a project led by the Environmental Sustainability team, who have worked closely with Urban Green ...

Government launch Clean Growth Strategy

Government launch Clean Growth Strategy

Posted on 13 October 2017

Yesterday, the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy released the much anticipated Clean Growth Strategy. Some of the key policies and proposals in the strategy are listed below. One of the main elements for the public sector is the introduction of a volu...

Let's talk energy storage

Let's talk energy storage

Posted on 11 October 2017

The growth in sustainable energy technologies will come under the spotlight at a University of Brighton ‘Energy Storage’ evening. The event, on 19 October in Cooksbridge, near Lewes, is being organised by the University’s Green Growth Platform. Its aim is to promote best practic...

Unlock the secret to a sustainable energy future

Unlock the secret to a sustainable energy future

Posted on 3 October 2017

As the UK government focuses on moving away from unsustainable power sources, how ready are we for a renewable energy future? University of Winchester, in partnership with Winchester Action on Climate Change, welcomes Chris Miles, Green Energy Business Leader, for a thought-provoking enterprise l...

Call for Environmental and Sustainability Risk Think-Tank Volunteers

Call for Environmental and Sustainability Risk Think-Tank Volunteers

Posted on 2 October 2017

Unique opportunity to join a 6-month cross-sector Task and Finish Group to path-find and develop guidance on opportunities and resilience in environmental and sustainability risk management Task and Finish Group including EAUC, HE Business Continuity Network (HEBCoN), and HE Risk Network EAUC...

Brite Green reveal HE carbon reduction may not be enough

Brite Green reveal HE carbon reduction may not be enough

Posted on 2 October 2017

Research published by sustainability consultancy Brite Green shows universities in England have achieved their best year-on-year reduction in carbon emissions to date, although the sector is still not on track to meet the 2020 HEFCE target.   Key findings of the report: Total emissions fo...

TUCO Launches dedicated waste management framework

TUCO Launches dedicated waste management framework

Posted on 29 September 2017

The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has launched a dedicated Sustainable Food Waste Management contract for the higher education and public sector. The contract has been developed in response to in-depth research conducted with Footprint which revealed that food waste costs the education sec...

Recycling - what is it good for?

Recycling - what is it good for?

Posted on 28 September 2017

It’s currently Recycle Week – run by Recycle Now the national recycling campaign for England, supported and funded by Government, managed by WRAP and used locally by over 90% of English authorities.   This is the 13th year of the campaign, and the theme for 2017 Recycle Week is &l...

New Leadership Foundation project

New Leadership Foundation project

Posted on 25 September 2017

The Leadership Foundation are looking for 8 Higher Education Institutions from England, Wales or Northern Ireland to take part in their Integrated Thinking and Reporting project. Funded by HEFCE and HEFCW, the project will explore integrated thinking and reporting in a collaborative environment with...

Hard Rain Project wins prestigious award

Hard Rain Project wins prestigious award

Posted on 25 September 2017

UK-based Hard Rain Project wins prestigious international sustainable development award The Hard Rain Project, a UK-based education for sustainable development programme, has been selected as one of the three winners of the international UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development...

Countdown to Climathon is on

Countdown to Climathon is on

Posted on 22 September 2017

Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change hackathon which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 27 October 2017. It brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. Climathon attracts innovat...

The countdown is on to the Enactus World Cup

The countdown is on to the Enactus World Cup

Posted on 21 September 2017

72,000 young social change makers compete to make the world a better place A GLOBAL community of aspiring young social entrepreneurs converge on London later this month to take part in the international finals of the prestigious 2017 Enactus World Cup. The event is the culmination of 12 months of...

Close of Salix Funding Round for Higher and Further Education Institutions

Close of Salix Funding Round for Higher and Further Education Institutions

Posted on 21 September 2017

This is a reminder that applications for the 2017/18 funding round will close on 27th October 2017.   Salix Finance has interest free funding available for energy efficiency projects in Further and Higher Education Institutions. Salix funding is available for over 100 energy-efficiency techno...

Have your say on disposable packaging

Have your say on disposable packaging

Posted on 18 September 2017

The Environmental Audit Committee is relaunching the inquiry into disposable coffee cups and plastic bottles. The inquiry will look at what actions are being undertaken by industry and Government to reduce waste generated by coffee cups and plastic bottles, and investigate possible solutions. ...

SDG Accord Launches in Vancouver

SDG Accord Launches in Vancouver

Posted on 9 September 2017

Iain Patton, CEO of the EAUC, has today launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accord in Vancouver, Canada.  This global initiative is to ensure the SDGs are embedded throughout across post-16 education.  This initiative was born from members' ideas at the EAUC Confe...

RELX Group Sustainable Development Goals Resource Centre

RELX Group Sustainable Development Goals Resource Centre

Posted on 7 September 2017

The SDG Resource Centre showcases the latest in science, law, business, events and more that can help drive forward the SDGs, drawing on content from across the whole of our company and from key partners as well. The aim is to support the UN in implementing the SDGs and to broaden awareness and unde...

Enactus World Cup

Enactus World Cup

Posted on 7 September 2017

26th-28th SEPTEMBER 2017, EXCEL, LONDON Every year a select group of 3,500 student, business and academic leaders from around the globe meet at Enactus World Cup to showcase the entrepreneurial action and shared innovation that transforms lives and creates a better future. This is your invitation...

Fife College win Kingdom FM Award for Green Salon

Fife College win Kingdom FM Award for Green Salon

Posted on 5 September 2017

We would like to congratulate Fife College and Christine Laing for their win as Best Green Initiative at the Kingdom FM Local Hero Awards held at the Rothes Halls in Glenrothes.   Christine Laing, Sustainability Advisor for the College, was nominated for the award by the C...

Ahead of the curve: what is UK post-16 education doing on the electricity front?

Ahead of the curve: what is UK post-16 education doing on the electricity front?

Posted on 5 September 2017

The UK government is bringing in huge electricity changes over the next year. This will make it easier for anyone to make, use, store and sell electricity – saving consumers a potential £17 – £40 billion by 2050.   This is undoubtedly an attempt to bring the energy ind...

University of Brighton scientist says Government is too slow on car pollution

University of Brighton scientist says Government is too slow on car pollution

Posted on 22 August 2017

A top Brighton scientist has criticised the Government’s plans to ban new diesel and petrol cars from 2040 as "just too long" a wait. Dr Kirsty Smallbone, head of the University of Brighton’s School of Environment and Technology and a lead researcher on air pollution, urged ...

Bidfood to host second plate2planet! Live summit

Bidfood to host second plate2planet! Live summit

Posted on 18 August 2017

Food waste, food poverty and sustainable menus are all on the agenda for this year’s plate2planet Live! summit, which will take place on Thursday, 2nd November. Hosted by Bidfood at one of the world’s most sustainable venues, The Crystal in London, the event will build on the success ...

University fossil fuel divestment total tips £80 billion globally

University fossil fuel divestment total tips £80 billion globally

Posted on 17 August 2017

We have a wealth of information available on the Sustainability Exchange in regards to divestment including articles and webinars. Click here to access. EAUC supports its Members wherever they are in their ethical investment journey and recognises that this is a very complex area for institutions...

Sustainability features highly in new TUCO food and drink report

Sustainability features highly in new TUCO food and drink report

Posted on 16 August 2017

Sustainability featured highly in this year's Global Food & Beverage Trends Report by The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO). The report showed 72% of Generation Z students are willing to pay more for products and services from companies which are committed to positive social and ...

New NEUPC Furniture Reuse and Recycling Framework Now Live

New NEUPC Furniture Reuse and Recycling Framework Now Live

Posted on 16 August 2017

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium Ltd (NEUPC) has recently launched a new national framework for Furniture Reuse and Recycling. Established to provide full end to end provision for furniture storage, reuse and recycling, the framework has sustainability at its core. The framework c...

Brighton Uni captures the sun

Brighton Uni captures the sun

Posted on 16 August 2017

The latest solar photovoltaic (PV) installation from the University of Brighton has been completed at its Eastbourne campus – at no cost to the university. The project builds on the success of working with Brighton Energy Co-operative (BEC), a Brighton-based collective which builds communit...

Dundee and Angus College trial visionary sustainability brand

Dundee and Angus College trial visionary sustainability brand

Posted on 16 August 2017

For Dundee and Angus College in Scotland, on-site composting provides an ideal solution to take control of their food waste, reduce packaging in canteens, and move away from plastics in food service.    The College chose Vegware as their packaging supplier to provide a sustainable, compo...

Better World Books Literacy Grants application close date 28 August 2017

Better World Books Literacy Grants application close date 28 August 2017

Posted on 10 August 2017

The EAUC  has a strong partnership with Better World Books, the award-winning, socially minded global bookseller, to drive sustainability and book reuse at university and college campuses across the UK and Ireland. You can find our more about our partnership here. This year Better World...

Welcome to our New Treasurer

Welcome to our New Treasurer

Posted on 9 August 2017

We welcome David Duncan, Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary at the University of Glasgow, to the Board of Trustees. David has been appointed as Treasurer by the Board. David has been co-opted by the Board of Trustees due to the resignation of Andrew Hewett (University of Dundee). Th...

TUCO Delivers Inspiring 2017 Conference Line Up

TUCO Delivers Inspiring 2017 Conference Line Up

Posted on 9 August 2017

Hundreds of caterers from the Further and Higher Education sector gathered at the University of Nottingham this week (24th-26th July) for the hotly anticipated TUCO Annual Conference.   Members of The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) travelled from across the UK for the inspirational t...

Over £38 million of Salix funding to install CHP across the UK public sector

Over £38 million of Salix funding to install CHP across the UK public sector

Posted on 9 August 2017

Over £38 million of Salix interest-free loans have been used for the installation of combined heat and power (CHP) to provide high efficiency heat and power generation to UK public sector buildings, bringing estimated annual savings of over £10 million on energy bills. Last year saw a re...

Seeking Project Managers

Seeking Project Managers

Posted on 7 August 2017

EAUC has a number of key projects to design and deliver on an out-sourced basis for the next period. Projects include updating our resilience guide for institution governors, supporting a business case briefing development programme and developing and writing funding bids for the next phase of the L...

EAUC launches new research on sustainability reporting tools

EAUC launches new research on sustainability reporting tools

Posted on 4 August 2017

The EAUC has released new mapping research today that looks at the wide ranging sustainability reporting tools available to UK post-16 education sector.   Navigating through the increasingly complex landscape of sustainability reporting tools often seems a daunting task. In response, the Envi...

Call for Hosts

Call for Hosts

Posted on 4 August 2017

Beyond COP21 University/College Symposium – Call for Hosts Peter Milne, Founder/Director of Target4Green, is currently looking for an EAUC Member  University or College to host a free pilot Beyond COP21 Symposium in the academic year 2017/18, as part of their engagement programme ...

Energy scheme officially opened at £330 million Northampton University campus

Energy scheme officially opened at £330 million Northampton University campus

Posted on 3 August 2017

Energy Scheme Officially Opened at £330m Waterside Campus £6.5m biomass energy project at The University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus is officially opened to mark the completion of the project. On August 1st 2017 members from The University of Northampton and sustainable e...

Sustainability in Education Survey 2017 Deadline Extension!

Sustainability in Education Survey 2017 Deadline Extension!

Posted on 1 August 2017

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), National Union of Students (NUS), University and College Union (UCU), College Development Network (CDN) and Association of Colleges (AoC) have again launched a joint survey on perceptions of sustainability in the sector. This sur...

Salix launches new round of funding for HEIs

Salix launches new round of funding for HEIs

Posted on 31 July 2017

Last year, almost half of all HEIs in England worked with Salix on energy efficiency projects in the last financial year, resulting in the completion of projects utilising over £20m from Salix managed programmes. As well as impressive carbon emissions savings, these projects will see annual en...

EAUC donates to 2017 Conference host carbon offset project

EAUC donates to 2017 Conference host carbon offset project

Posted on 31 July 2017

As part of our sustainable event strategy, each year, we make a carbon offset donation to the institution that hosted the EAUC Annual Conference. After the 2017 conference we provided Lancaster University with a donation which they are incorporating within their large scale tree planting project ...

University of Winchester to launch new sustainability and wellbeing behaviour change scheme

University of Winchester to launch new sustainability and wellbeing behaviour change scheme

Posted on 28 July 2017

The University of Winchester will be launching the JUMP behaviour change programme in September this year.   Winchester is the latest university to implement the JUMP programme, joining Swansea University, Bournemouth University, the University of Chichester and Brunel University. The program...

University scores top marks for its sustainable procurement

University scores top marks for its sustainable procurement

Posted on 27 July 2017

The University of Manchester has achieved Level 5 – the highest possible rating – in the Government’s flexible framework for sustainable procurement. The University is the first in the country to have its self-assessment independently verified, with Manchester’s practices ...

Green Scorecard Update

Green Scorecard Update

Posted on 25 July 2017

Following member feedback, the Green Scorecard tool has been updated. Please watch the short video to find out where the improvements and additions have been made to the functionality. Also available to download is a user guide document. All changes are now live on the Green Sco...

University of Winchester named Client of the Year in building excellence awards

University of Winchester named Client of the Year in building excellence awards

Posted on 24 July 2017

The University of Winchester has scooped the Client of the Year Award at the 2017 Constructing Excellence Awards in London and the South East.   The Awards recognise outstanding companies working in the built environment and projects that have delivered improvements in all-round performance...

Scottish Government Code of Practise on Litter and Refuse. Consultation on renewal

Scottish Government Code of Practise on Litter and Refuse. Consultation on renewal

Posted on 21 July 2017

Your institution has formal responsibilities around litter and refuse – have your say on the new Code of Practice. The Scottish government is in the process of updating the 2006 ‘Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse’ statutory guidance, issued under the Environmental Protecti...