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EAUC Driving Sustainability Leadership Lab

EAUC Driving Sustainability Leadership Lab

Posted on 2 August 2016

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

SKA HE Update

SKA HE Update

Posted on 2 August 2016

SKA HE Update   After the recent SKA HE event at Aston University on 21 July, RICS have confirmed that there will be a series of roadshow events being run around the UK to ensure that HE institutions have the chance to learn about the new standard. The roadshow dates confirmed so far ar...

Call for Papers: The Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Call for Papers: The Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Posted on 1 August 2016

Editors: 1. Carole Parkes, Professor of Management Global Issues & Responsible Management, Winchester Business School, UK 2. Anthony F. Buono, Professor of Management & Sociolog, Bentley University, USA 3. Ghada Howaidy, Executive Director, Office of ...

UWE to install largest single roof-mounted solar panel array in UK HEI Sector

UWE to install largest single roof-mounted solar panel array in UK HEI Sector

Posted on 1 August 2016

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) plans to quadruple its solar generating capacity this summer with an impressive 450kWp roof-mounted array at Frenchay Campus. This array is set to be the largest single roof-mounted array in the UK University sector. UWE Bristol recognises the i...

University of Winchester releases original climate change album

University of Winchester releases original climate change album

Posted on 1 August 2016

'This changes everything' is a conceptual album of original music on climate change, released by Splendid Fred, The University of Winchester’s own record label. To reinforce the University of Winchester’s ongoing dedication to creating a dialogue about climate change, all proce...

New SRA CEO challenges industry to become best in the world

New SRA CEO challenges industry to become best in the world

Posted on 1 August 2016

The new Chief Executive of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) starts work today with a threefold mission: to challenge its members to be even bolder; inspire diners to turn their passion for good food into action and lead the whole UK hospitality sector to be the most sustainable in the wo...

TUCO Appoints New Vice-Chair

TUCO Appoints New Vice-Chair

Posted on 29 July 2016

The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has recently announced the appointment of Phil Rees-Jones as the Vice-Chair of the Board, as it continues to strengthen its national leadership team.   Phil Rees-Jones, Director of Commercial Services at Exeter University, moves into his new position ...

EAUC Living Labs Project

EAUC Living Labs Project

Posted on 20 July 2016

We recently launched our Living Labs Research.  It was triggered by strong evidence and positive feedback from institutions with Living Lab projects globally. A Living Lab (LL) is a concept which is understood and applied in several different ways within the tertiary education sector. A...

Circular Economy Inititative at the University of St Andrews

Circular Economy Inititative at the University of St Andrews

Posted on 17 July 2016

The Furniture Recycling Group (TFR Group) has partnered with the world-renowned University of St Andrews to transform textile recycling processes in its student accommodation and introduce a circular economy system. Since partnering with TFR Group over 2000 mattresses, duvets and pillows have bee...

RE:FIT For Purpose

RE:FIT For Purpose

Posted on 15 July 2016

Vital Energi are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a place on The National Framework for Energy Performance Contracting (RE:FIT) developed by the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Local Partnerships (LP) and available for use nationally. RE:FIT, the national energy efficiency progr...

Veolia wins Responsible Business of the Year

Veolia wins Responsible Business of the Year

Posted on 15 July 2016

Veolia, the global resource management company, has been recognised as a leader in environmental and social responsibility by winning the Responsible Business of the Year Award 2016, Business in the Community’s flagship award. The award recognises Veolia’s role in transforming itself ...

UniGreenScheme wins £15,000 in Santander annual business competition

UniGreenScheme wins £15,000 in Santander annual business competition

Posted on 14 July 2016

Michael McLeod, Ph.D. student at the University of Birmingham and Managing Director of UniGreenScheme, has won the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award 2016. Over 200 businesses entered the annual competition, which rewards student entrepreneurs by offering ongoing mentoring, start-up suppo...

Oportunity to review university data in 2x Brite Green reports

Oportunity to review university data in 2x Brite Green reports

Posted on 13 July 2016

Brite Green: University emissions data now available for review Brite Green publish a wide ranging review of carbon reduction performance in the higher education sector. The analysis reviews data from 2005 to 2015 and assesses absolute reductions to date, performance against targets, and projected ...

University of Gloucestershire team celebrates pioneering ESD initiative across Europe

University of Gloucestershire team celebrates pioneering ESD initiative across Europe

Posted on 12 July 2016

From 26 - 28 June, University of Gloucestershire celebrated the close of University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD) project at an event in Gibraltar, drawing colleagues from across Europe and all continents. University of Gloucestershire led this ground-breaking EU funded project fo...

Cardiff Metropolitan University Caterers Prove Themselves to be Sustainability Stars

Cardiff Metropolitan University Caterers Prove Themselves to be Sustainability Stars

Posted on 11 July 2016

A mixed menu of initiatives to serve customers delicious, healthy, ethical and sustainable meals at Cardiff Metropolitan University has been rewarded with a Two Star Food Made Good rating. The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) which conducted the rating found that the university had all th...

Update on the EAUC’s strategic review

Update on the EAUC’s strategic review

Posted on 6 July 2016

The strategic review process is well underway with three meetings of the Strategic Working Group (SWG) having taken place already. The SWG consist of EAUC Board members, certain members of staff and representatives of the MAC, who insure that the member voice is heard loud and clear throughout this ...

Are you doing any work around the SDGs?

Are you doing any work around the SDGs?

Posted on 5 July 2016

Sarah Lee, manager of our Scotland office, is working with representatives from a range of organisations, including the Regional Centres for Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCEs) and our partner associations Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) and in the Asso...

EU Fuel Cell subsidy available to UK institutions until late August 2016.

EU Fuel Cell subsidy available to UK institutions until late August 2016.

Posted on 5 July 2016

An EU Enefield grant subsidy has been made available to certain manufacturers of MicroCHP (must be fuel cell) up to the value of £3500 towards installation costs. This is extremely worthwhile to many end users as it could mean installation for effectively no cost. This subsidy can also be us...

EAUC writes to MPs encouraging them to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals

EAUC writes to MPs encouraging them to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on 29 June 2016

Iain Patton, Chief Executive of the EAUC, has written to a number of MP's to encourage the government to fully embrace the potential of the Sustainable Development Goals and to emphasise tertiary education's crucial role in their implementation. The letter was cosigned by the University an...

Matthew White Announced as New Chair of TUCO

Matthew White Announced as New Chair of TUCO

Posted on 29 June 2016

The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has recently announced the appointment of a new Chair to take the fast-moving organisation through the next progressive phase of its journey. Matthew White, who is currently Director of Catering, Hotel & Conference Services at The University of Reading...

Green Scorecard Guidance Documents.

Green Scorecard Guidance Documents.

Posted on 23 June 2016

To ensure that all of our members are up to speed with the Green Scorecard, we have asked AUDE and ARUP for permission to share their guidance on completing the Scorecard, which was originally shared with Directors of Estates and those registered on the platform with the expectation that they would ...

Share your success at the Association for Decentralised Energy Awards 2016

Share your success at the Association for Decentralised Energy Awards 2016

Posted on 21 June 2016

The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) and Vital Energi are delighted to announce that this year’s ADE Awards Dinner will be held at the Natural History Museum in London on Wednesday 23 November 2016. The ADE Awards celebrate the best in district heating, combined heat and power and...

Sustainability in Education Survey 2016 Launched

Sustainability in Education Survey 2016 Launched

Posted on 21 June 2016

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. The surv...

The EAUC invites tenders for the event management of the Annual Conference 2017, 2018 and 2019

The EAUC invites tenders for the event management of the Annual Conference 2017, 2018 and 2019

Posted on 20 June 2016

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 2017, 2018 and 2019. Now in its 21st year, the EAUC Annual Conference is the sustainability event of the year for...

Blog Post - Interface: Bringing Positive Thinking To Business

Blog Post - Interface: Bringing Positive Thinking To Business

Posted on 20 June 2016

Blog Post from Erin Meezan, Interface: The business world is undergoing a powerful shift. It’s a shift beyond "responsible business" to optimism. A shift to expecting more of businesses than profitability and stakeholder engagement. It’s a way of thinking of business as a me...

Members Going Green to be Seen in University Business Article

Members Going Green to be Seen in University Business Article

Posted on 20 June 2016

From innovative new-builds and refurbs to the most successful 'green' initiatives, in this month's issue, University Business looks at some of the ways universities are boosting their sustainability credentials and its great to see some of the fantastic green projects and initiatives ...

Awards celebrate commitment to making the University of Chester greener

Awards celebrate commitment to making the University of Chester greener

Posted on 20 June 2016

An awards event has been held to celebrate the commitment of University of Chester employees to sustainability in the workplace and mark the start of a new era in renewable energy. Sixteen teams of employees received awards at the University’s Sustainability Unit’s fourth annual Green...

Transforming UCL buildings sustainably - new assessment scheme launched at UCL

Transforming UCL buildings sustainably - new assessment scheme launched at UCL

Posted on 16 June 2016

Over the past year UCL has been helping to develop a new sustainability assessment scheme for higher education building refurbishment projects. This week that scheme, RICS Ska for higher education, has been launched here at UCL.   Good news for UCL staff and students:   Maintaining a su...

First Book Bank in England Launched at UCLan

First Book Bank in England Launched at UCLan

Posted on 8 June 2016

Better World Books has launched its first book bank in England at the University of Central Lancashire. The book bank is located at the Preston City Campus on Adelphi Street next to the library building. It provides university staff, students and the public with a convenient way to drop off the book...

Nottingham Trent University student designs innovative moss wall panels to reduce air pollution

Nottingham Trent University student designs innovative moss wall panels to reduce air pollution

Posted on 6 June 2016

A unique wall panel designed by Jack Johnson, a BA (Hons) Product Design student who is graduating from Nottingham Trent University this summer, uses moss as a natural solution of reducing air pollution in offices. The moss contained in the innovative panels removes gases such as carbon dioxide, ...

Call for Contributions, COPERNICUS Alliance Conference 2016, Vienna, Austria, September 14-16th

Call for Contributions, COPERNICUS Alliance Conference 2016, Vienna, Austria, September 14-16th

Posted on 6 June 2016

The 2016 COPERNICUS Alliance Conference focuses on the sustainability transformation of institutional, national and international science systems. It will reflect on policies and practices that support or hinder researchers and educators of higher education institutions to practice inter- and transd...

University of Aberdeen's Rocking Horse Nursery presented Passive House Certification

University of Aberdeen's Rocking Horse Nursery presented Passive House Certification

Posted on 3 June 2016

The Rocking Horse Nursery at the University of Aberdeen has been formally recognised as the first Passive House nursery in Scotland and the first building of its kind in the Scottish higher education sector. Professor Wolfgang Feist, co-founder of the Passive House concept and Director of th...

University of Dundee pedaling forward with new Cycle Friendly Campus Award

University of Dundee pedaling forward with new Cycle Friendly Campus Award

Posted on 3 June 2016

Cyclists from the University of Dundee community, including its Rector, the world-renowned adventurer, Mark Beaumont, will receive Cycling Scotland's Cycle Friendly Campus Award with Distinction on Friday 3rd June, recognising the institution’s efforts to promote sustainabl...

Elyx helps launch world’s first Sustainability Literacy test at the UN Environment Assembly

Elyx helps launch world’s first Sustainability Literacy test at the UN Environment Assembly

Posted on 1 June 2016

The world’s first online test of sustainability literacy, Sulitest.org, was launched at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, Kenya on May 26. Sulitest.org, a tangible implementation of HESI, aims to create and nurture an awareness of both global and local sustainability c...

EAUC Conference and David Orr

EAUC Conference and David Orr

Posted on 27 May 2016

EAUC apologises on behalf of David Orr for a comment he made during his keynote session at the EAUC Annual Conference. This is in no way a reflection of EAUC values. Racial and religious stereotyping has no place in the sustainable and socially just world we seek. Perhaps this is a perfect opport...

Green Scorecard Launched

Green Scorecard Launched

Posted on 13 May 2016

The Green Scorecard has been officialy launched. See the official press release below:  The Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) has launched its first ever Green Scorecard in partnership with the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC). The Green Sc...

EAUC supports Latin American Universities for Fair Trade initiative

EAUC supports Latin American Universities for Fair Trade initiative

Posted on 10 May 2016

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) has provided a letter of support for the Latin American Universities for Fair Trade initiative.   The Latin American Universities for Fair Trade scheme hopes to create a network of Latin American and Caribbean Universities tha...

Summary of 28 April 2016 District Heating Network seminar

Summary of 28 April 2016 District Heating Network seminar

Posted on 6 May 2016

District heating networks could be the low carbon energy supply solution that helps universities to cut their energy bills and meet their carbon targets. Over twenty universities and colleges from all over Britain attended the district heating networks seminar for universities and colleges organ...

New round of funding launched for colleges in England

New round of funding launched for colleges in England

Posted on 5 May 2016

The EAUC and Salix are proud to announce the launch of an additional round of funding for further education Colleges in England. The College Energy Fund was launched in 2014 by Salix in partnership with the EAUC and supported by the AoC. Since then, Colleges have completed 70 energy-efficiency p...

University challenge: How behaviour change can unite staff and students on sustainability

University challenge: How behaviour change can unite staff and students on sustainability

Posted on 13 April 2016

Britain's universities are facing the same carbon conundrum as the entire global economy: how can you achieve meaningful emissions reductions while the market in which you operate continues to grow? Birmingham's Aston University believes it has found the most effective answer: behaviour ch...

Reduce the Juice - Bring a new sustainability engagement programme into your halls of residence!

Reduce the Juice - Bring a new sustainability engagement programme into your halls of residence!

Posted on 12 April 2016

Bring a new sustainability engagement programme into your halls of residence! For the past year, the University of London has developed Reduce the Juice, a student accommodation sustainability engagement programme, achieving some great results:  halls with recycling rates of over 80% and ene...

South West College hosts EAUC Ireland meeting

South West College hosts EAUC Ireland meeting

Posted on 30 March 2016

South West College (SWC) recently hosted the second meeting of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) Ireland Group at the College’s CREST pavilion in Enniskillen. The EAUC Ireland Group – a sub-Group of the broader EAUC international network was set up lat...

City College Plymouth named best Fairtrade college at South West Fairtrade Business Awards

City College Plymouth named best Fairtrade college at South West Fairtrade Business Awards

Posted on 29 March 2016

City College Plymouth has been announced as winners of the Best Fairtrade College/University category at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2016 on Friday 11th March. The event was opened by Molly Scott Cato MEP and the ceremony was hosted by ethical beauty and wellbeing expert, Liz Earle M...

RAU named sustainability champion at Guardian University Award 2016

RAU named sustainability champion at Guardian University Award 2016

Posted on 29 March 2016

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) was thrilled to be announced the winner in the sustainability category at the prestigious The Guardian University Award 2016 on Wednesday (16 March). The Sustainability Project award recognised ‘an outstanding initiative that creates and champions a m...

Join our Board

Join our Board

Posted on 23 March 2016

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 three new Board members. ...

Top marks for Plymouth and Manchester universities at Food Made Good Awards

Top marks for Plymouth and Manchester universities at Food Made Good Awards

Posted on 23 March 2016

Plymouth University and The University of Manchester both triumphed at the Food Made Good Awards on 22 March, in recognition of their outstandingly sustainable catering. Raymond Blanc OBE presented Plymouth University with the Food Made Good University Champion award (sponsored by TUCO) at a gala...

Innovative EcoHack event calls for Sustainability Mentors and Speakers

Innovative EcoHack event calls for Sustainability Mentors and Speakers

Posted on 17 March 2016

While there are various technological solutions available to those who strive to reduce energy consumption and live their lives more sustainably, influencing behavioural change still remains a challenge. This is what inspired the creators of Eco Hack. This project is a ten-week programme that will h...

Could you host a future EAUC Annual Conference?

Could you host a future EAUC Annual Conference?

Posted on 15 March 2016

As part of our annual conference planning process, we want to ensure we have a current list of venues (both educational and non-educational) that are able to offer the required space to host this exciting event. Below is an outline of the space/requirements that we need in order to successfully host...

Launching the GUPES Green Gown Awards

Launching the GUPES Green Gown Awards

Posted on 15 March 2016

The GUPES Green Gown Awards is a joint initiative supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC),that expands the Green Gown Awards further across the globe with an emphasis on profiling and learning from the Southe...

Salix College Energy Fund - over £3.8m of energy-efficiency projects completed to date

Salix College Energy Fund - over £3.8m of energy-efficiency projects completed to date

Posted on 15 March 2016

A reflection on the progress of the Salix College Energy Fund has seen the completion of over £3.8m of projects, including its largest to date by City of Liverpool College. The project, completed by the City of Liverpool College, incorporates a number of energy efficiency measures including ...