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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...

Scottish Government Climate Change Bill - Consultation

Scottish Government Climate Change Bill - Consultation

Posted on 14 July 2017

On the 30 June 2017 the Scottish Government launched its most recent consultation to introduce a new Climate Change Bill in relation to the Climate Change Act (Scotland) 2009.  The key changes being proposed include:   Greenhouse gas emission reduction target being changed from 80%...

Textiles technology to detect pilot stress levels at Nottingham Trent Uni

Textiles technology to detect pilot stress levels at Nottingham Trent Uni

Posted on 14 July 2017

Smart textiles will be used to monitor stress levels in aeroplane pilots as part of a major European research project involving Nottingham Trent University.   The university’s Advanced Textiles Research Group – led by Professor Tilak Dias of the School of Art & Design –w...

Turning Our Unconscious Competence into Conscious Competence

Turning Our Unconscious Competence into Conscious Competence

Posted on 13 July 2017

The power and value of sustainability leaders ratcheted up yet another gear at this year’s EAUC Leadership Lab at Cambridge.  Westminster College buzzed as a talented and experienced group of leaders grasped a new language of change and recognition of their pivotal role in driving it. ...

NUS celebrate successful Green Impact awards

NUS celebrate successful Green Impact awards

Posted on 13 July 2017

The National Union of Students celebrated their annual Green Impact Students' Unions awards last week.    This year they had redesigned their toolkit to include more social and holistic actions, for example about activism and campaigning, and training and research. Th...

Salix College Energy Fund accepting applications

Salix College Energy Fund accepting applications

Posted on 11 July 2017

Salix has announced the launch of a new round of funding for Further Education Colleges in England, in partnership with the EAUC and supported by the Association of Colleges. The funding ensures Further Education Colleges can invest in energy efficient technologies, resulting in both carbon and fina...

Post-16 education proving key to reaching Sustainable Development Goals

Post-16 education proving key to reaching Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on 6 July 2017

This year’s UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards’ finalists are proving post-16 education is at the forefront of the effort to deliver solutions to the most pressing global challenges of our time. Having been a leading participant in the United Nations negotiations to develop 17 Global Go...

Brite Green University Carbon Progress Report Data Review

Brite Green University Carbon Progress Report Data Review

Posted on 4 July 2017

Brite Green are currently in the process of preparing for their University Carbon Progress Report. The report uses the most recent figures published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). In order to ensure the findings accurately reflect the performance of universities, Br...

University of Cambridge publishes its first Environmental Sustainability Report

University of Cambridge publishes its first Environmental Sustainability Report

Posted on 3 July 2017

The University of Cambridge has published its first Environmental Sustainability Report. The report, titled 'Environmental Sustainability Report', details the university's progress towards meeting the goals set out in the University’s Environmental Sustainabi...

Salix Finance helps HE energy efficiency surge ahead

Salix Finance helps HE energy efficiency surge ahead

Posted on 29 June 2017

Almost half of all higher education institutions (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 pro...

Take part in Nottingham Trent University climate change survey

Take part in Nottingham Trent University climate change survey

Posted on 28 June 2017

The sustainability team at Nottingham Trent University’s Business School are looking for sustainability professionals to take part in a global online survey.   The study is looking at perceptions on how universities should deal with issues relating to climate change in operations and th...

Pioneering Leadership Lab back for a second round

Pioneering Leadership Lab back for a second round

Posted on 20 June 2017

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) is bringing the second Leadership Lab to Cambridge University this July in partnership with PwC.  The two day event has an impressive line-up, including experts from Harvard University, PwC and the UK HE sector. This unique o...

UWE Leads the Way with Green Initiatives

UWE Leads the Way with Green Initiatives

Posted on 16 June 2017

The University of the West of England (UWE) has recently been involved with a number of green initiatives both within the city of Bristol and across the UK.  On 23 May, UWE Bristol hosted an exciting and stimulating Roadshow event on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)...

The ENACTUS World Cup is Coming to London!

The ENACTUS World Cup is Coming to London!

Posted on 16 June 2017

If you have not heard of it, you need to find out about the student Enactus World Cup.   From September 26th to 28th, 2017 a select group of 3,500 students, business, academic and government leaders from around the globe will gather in London for a very special event that includes three unfor...

Groundwork Youth recruiting young green leaders across the UK - applications open!

Groundwork Youth recruiting young green leaders across the UK - applications open!

Posted on 14 June 2017

Do you know a young person with an interest in environmental issues or looking to develop their leadership skills? Are you part of a local community group looking to increase your membership but need help recruiting local young people?  Groundwork Youth is here to help! Groundwork Youth is a...

Old bike parts turn the cogs of new wave energy harvester at NTU

Old bike parts turn the cogs of new wave energy harvester at NTU

Posted on 13 June 2017

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University used old bike parts and a disused pressure cooker to create a wave energy harvester powerful enough to charge a mobile phone.   BSc Product Design undergraduate Owen Griffiths and Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh, a professor of intelligent engineering sys...

The Culture of Consumerism: Reduce, Reuse, Reculture by Perth College UHIs WEEE Centre

The Culture of Consumerism: Reduce, Reuse, Reculture by Perth College UHIs WEEE Centre

Posted on 12 June 2017

The Culture of Consumerism: Reduce, Reuse, Reculture event held by Perth College UHI’s WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Centre on Friday 19th May brought together a range of people interested in sustainability, technology and the arts for a day of thinking about e-waste, reuse ...

University lecturer raising money for environmental charity

University lecturer raising money for environmental charity

Posted on 8 June 2017

Jonathan Horner, part time Lecturer in Environmental Geography at St Mary’s University in Twickenham is taking part in the 140 mile UK Coast to Coast cycle ride in July. He is aiming to raise awareness of the importance of environmental issues throughout the ride. He will also be raising mo...

EAUC and Better World Books Announce Partnership

EAUC and Better World Books Announce Partnership

Posted on 6 June 2017

EAUC is excited to announce a new 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. The EAUC and Better World Books will work together to locate book banks...

Launch of the EAUC's Living Lab Research

Launch of the EAUC's Living Lab Research

Posted on 5 June 2017

It is time for collective action.  If we are going to reduce the ever-increasing pressure on university and college academics, researchers, students and professional staff, we need a better way to collaborate together.   Today, on World Environment Day (5th June 2017), EAUC launches its...

University greets World Environment Day with fully compostable crockery

University greets World Environment Day with fully compostable crockery

Posted on 5 June 2017

The University of Dundee has launched its ‘greenest’ cutlery and crockery to date, coinciding with World Environment Day on Monday, 3rd June. The move to new, fully compostable plates, glasses and coffee/tea cups and lids is a first for any university in Scotland. Plates, glasses, cup...

Mushroom Speakers Created by Nottingham Trent University

Mushroom Speakers Created by Nottingham Trent University

Posted on 5 June 2017

Speakers made from the roots of mushrooms have been designed by a Nottingham Trent University student to create a new sound.   Bertie Ford, who created FungiSound as part of his BSc Product Design degree, says his project also sends out an environmental message about the imaginative use of na...

New Sulitest Module on the Sustainable Development Goals

New Sulitest Module on the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on 1 June 2017

In September 2015, the 193 UN member states adopted the roadmap for 2030: 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the next 15 years, organizations and citizens have been called upon to "mobilize their efforts to end all forms of poverty, address inequalities and tackle climate change, whil...

HEPA to run a national working group on Responsible Procurement

HEPA to run a national working group on Responsible Procurement

Posted on 1 June 2017

HEPA would like to invite interested persons to join a national (UK) working group addressing the issues surrounding Responsible Procurement and moving the agenda forward. Topics covered will include, but will not be limited to, Modern Slavery, Workers Rights, Sustainable and Ethical Procurement ...

Green message stems from plant clothing range

Green message stems from plant clothing range

Posted on 25 May 2017

Clothes with plants growing or pressed inside them – which can be planted into the ground once the garments have been worn out by the wearer – have been designed to deliver an important message about sustainability.   Ellie Oldacre, 22, designed Live Wear to combat the culture of ...

Startup costs and mentoring for student led social enterprises based on local food

Startup costs and mentoring for student led social enterprises based on local food

Posted on 24 May 2017

Student Eats has been embedding sustainable food into student life for years. We started by helping students set up food growing sites on campuses across the UK and now we’re helping students create 67 social enterprises, starting with small projects right the way to fully fledged businesses b...

EAUC chairs successful construction performance gap event

EAUC chairs successful construction performance gap event

Posted on 23 May 2017

Organised by the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick, the EAUC chaired an event exploring approaches to capital project delivery last week. Proving popular, the event saw almost 100 attendees from across the post-16 education sector and the construction industry.   EAUC CEO Iai...

General Election: who is saying what on sustainability?

General Election: who is saying what on sustainability?

Posted on 23 May 2017

The General Election is looming (Thursday, 8 June) and we want to take the time to encourage all of our members to vote. This is your chance to have a say on our future. Last week the Conservative Party, Labour Party and Liberal Democrats published their General Electi...

Ground-breaking new EAUC Future Business Council starts to bridge graduate skills gap

Ground-breaking new EAUC Future Business Council starts to bridge graduate skills gap

Posted on 23 May 2017

Executives from leading businesses and universities met for the first time last week (Thursday, 18 May) to tackle the worsening issue of the graduate skills gap.   The inaugural meeting of the EAUC Future Business Council saw 34 attendees from universities and global companies come toget...

University of Birmingham signs up to pioneering coffee recycling programme

University of Birmingham signs up to pioneering coffee recycling programme

Posted on 22 May 2017

University of Birmingham has signed up to an innovative new ground coffee recycling programme with bio-bean. In the first expansion of its collection route outside of London, waste coffee recycling company bio-bean has begun recycling spent coffee grounds from catering outlets across the Uni...

Aldersgate Group release new manifesto

Aldersgate Group release new manifesto

Posted on 16 May 2017

Today the Aldersgate Group publishes a manifesto report, ‘A healthy environment, a competitive economy’, setting out policy priorities for the new government. The report highlights the growing importance of the low carbon economy to the UK’s competitiveness and urges the new govern...

Green Gown Awards launched for 2017

Green Gown Awards launched for 2017

Posted on 15 May 2017

Applications are now open for the Green Gown Awards in the UK and Ireland, as well as Australasia and French speaking Europe and Canada.   Since 2004, the Green Gown Awards have been recognising the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across th...

EAUC gets Voice on SDGs Heard Ahead of the General Election

EAUC gets Voice on SDGs Heard Ahead of the General Election

Posted on 11 May 2017

EAUC is a co-signatory to the below letter, drafted by English Learning for Sustainability Alliance (ELSA). It is being sent to press and each political party outlining the sector's concern that the Government's Agenda 2030 fails to recognise the importance of the role of education in impl...

Next Generation Sustainability Strategy and Structure Launch

Next Generation Sustainability Strategy and Structure Launch

Posted on 28 April 2017

New research from the EAUC has this week firmly dispelled the myth that there is a one size fits all approach to embedding sustainability in post-16 education.   As universities and colleges reflect on how they can contribute towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and question h...

Sustainability at the heart of the University of Leeds

Sustainability at the heart of the University of Leeds

Posted on 28 April 2017

From Recycling to Research, Labs to Local Community Sustainability is at the heart of the University of Leeds.   How are Leeds progressing? Find out in their First Annual Sustainability Report    Taking environmental, social, economic and cultural responsibilities seriously is cor...

Piloting a new University and College Fairtrade Standard

Piloting a new University and College Fairtrade Standard

Posted on 26 April 2017

At the 2017 EAUC Conference, the Fairtrade Foundation and NUS ran a workshop on their plans to redevelop and relaunch the Fairtrade University and College Standard. EAUC is participating on the steering group to develop the standard, working closely with our member fair trade community of practice. ...

My World, My Home - organising and empowering FE students

My World, My Home - organising and empowering FE students

Posted on 26 April 2017

In June 2017 NUS and Friends of the Earth will launch an exciting student engagement programme in in 12 colleges in England and Wales.   My World, My Home is funded by the Big Lottery through NUS's Our Bright Future fund. The programme will work with colleges across three distinct geogra...

UniCycle - Using behaviour change to double cycling

UniCycle - Using behaviour change to double cycling

Posted on 26 April 2017

The NUS, EAUC and Love to Ride have been awarded funding from the Department for Transport’s Innovation Challenge Fund to pilot a new initiative in the sector to get more students and staff cycling.   The UniCycle project will adapt Love to Ride’s successful model, which uses smar...

EAUC says Government setting graduates up to fail employers

EAUC says Government setting graduates up to fail employers

Posted on 21 April 2017

The EAUC is disappointed that the current Industrial Strategy draft does not make provisions to ensure today's graduates are ready for tomorrow's work. Despite the draft Strategy recognising sustainability is key for a future fit economy, there is no attempt to address the issue that gr...

Call for Papers: Healthy City Design 2017 International Congress

Call for Papers: Healthy City Design 2017 International Congress

Posted on 11 April 2017

The organizing committee of the Healthy City Design 2017 (HCD 2017) International Congress & Exhibition is excited to announce the launch of the Call for Papers.   Healthy City Design 2017 (HCD 2017) International Congress & Exhibition, which will take place at the Royal College of Ph...

Best practice advice for your ESD project

Best practice advice for your ESD project

Posted on 5 April 2017

The UK National Commission for UNESCO has published a series of case studies showcasing best practice examples of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) from across the UK. The case studies were launched at the Four Nations Education for Sustainability Conference in Manchester on 20 March 2017....

Learning for Sustainability in Uzbekistan - a joint EAUC and NUS programme with the British Council

Learning for Sustainability in Uzbekistan - a joint EAUC and NUS programme with the British Council

Posted on 5 April 2017

A recent and vibrantly colourful book about Uzbekistan-called 10 Reasons to visit Uzbekistan-begins thus: "A Trip to Uzbekistan is a trip to magnificent Samarkand, along the royal road to Bukhara, reliving the Silk Road..." Well, why not visit the largest country in Asia, with a history...

Blocked Pipes: A Drain on Resources

Blocked Pipes: A Drain on Resources

Posted on 4 April 2017

With University maintenance costs at £2bn a year and with the uncertainties of Brexit looming - the last thing our seats of learning need are massive bills due to flooding, blocked sewers and blocked toilets in Halls of Residence.   It costs £66 to £200 for a plumber to...

Manchester Metropolitan University Environmental Sustainability Statement 2015-16

Manchester Metropolitan University Environmental Sustainability Statement 2015-16

Posted on 24 March 2017

Manchester Metropolitan University have recently published their Environmental Sustainability Statement 2015-16.  At Manchester Metropolitan University, their vision is to become one of the most sustainable universities in the world. In 2014, the development of a new Environmental Sustainabilit...

EAUC Launches New Strategy

EAUC Launches New Strategy

Posted on 22 March 2017

EAUC unleashes a new chapter to lead and empower the post-16 education sector to make sustainability 'just good business'. Launched today, 22nd March 2017, the new EAUC Strategic Plan reflects a commitment in the organisation to taking sustainability to the university and college execut...

University of Leeds achieves ISO 14001: 2015 accreditation

University of Leeds achieves ISO 14001: 2015 accreditation

Posted on 21 March 2017

The University of Leeds is celebrating achieving accreditation to the new ISO14001: 2015 standard following a successful external audit by AJA Registrars. The Environmental Management System is at the heart of embedding sustainability at the University of Leeds.  It offers a systematic and t...

Consultation on the Scottish Energy Strategy: The future of energy in Scotland

Consultation on the Scottish Energy Strategy: The future of energy in Scotland

Posted on 10 March 2017

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on their strategy to take the country forward through a full energy transition towards 2050. The Energy Strategy is independent to but alongside the Climate Change Plan, using the targets from the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. The Scottish Ene...

Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme Consultation - Have your say

Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme Consultation - Have your say

Posted on 8 March 2017

The EAUC is a Member-led organisation. We represent you, and ensure that your views on topical issues are conveyed to the rest of the sector and to the Government. One important way we can do this is by responding to consultations from the Government and other organisations.   The Scotla...

TUCO Launches First National Catering Recruitment Framework

TUCO Launches First National Catering Recruitment Framework

Posted on 23 February 2017

The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has launched the first national catering recruitment framework for the Higher Education sector. Responding to demand from its members, the Recruitment Services Framework provides education caterers with a solution to the challenge of finding and retaining ...

2017 International Essay Contest for Young People

2017 International Essay Contest for Young People

Posted on 23 February 2017

This program is an activity of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development. - Organized by The Goi Peace Foundation - Endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan; Japanese National Commission for UNESCO; Japan Priv...

EAUC-Scotland Programme Awarded 3 Years of Funding from SFC

EAUC-Scotland Programme Awarded 3 Years of Funding from SFC

Posted on 21 February 2017

We are delighted to announce that the EAUC-Scotland Programme has been awarded three years of funding from the Scottish Funding Council! This funding goes part of the way to supporting the new Programme, which has been developed in response to needs identified in collaboration with sector represe...

The University of St Andrews named as a finalist at the H&V Awards

The University of St Andrews named as a finalist at the H&V Awards

Posted on 21 February 2017

The University of St Andrews’ £20m Guardbridge Biomass Energy Centre has proven popular with awards judges in the energy sector recently and following on from its victory at the Scottish Green Energy Awards we are delighted to announce it has been named as a finalist at the H&V News ...

University of Leeds students tackle debate on a sustainable future

University of Leeds students tackle debate on a sustainable future

Posted on 16 February 2017

At the inaugural student Sustainable Futures conference in February over 100 University of Leeds students came together to debate and share future solutions to sustainability matters. The conference was the first of its kind to be held in Leeds and aimed to bring sustainability to the forefront o...

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017: Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017: Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March

Posted on 14 February 2017

This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight theme is ‘put Fairtrade back in your break’ to highlight the exploitation farmers and workers across the world face when growing and producing the food and drink we consume. Events will be taking place across the UK and you can find out how to get...

Cloud Sustainability Launch New Food Waste Module

Cloud Sustainability Launch New Food Waste Module

Posted on 9 February 2017

Cloud Sustainability has launched a new eLearning module in beta, developed in partnership with Veris. A beta version is available to buy at a special price of £20 + VAT through the Cloud Store here. Purchasing the beta between 1st and 28th Feb will secure you a free updated ...

University of Reading has cut its carbon emissions by 35%

University of Reading has cut its carbon emissions by 35%

Posted on 8 February 2017

The University of Reading has cut its carbon emissions by 35%, producing a saving of £17 million over a five year period. The University has cut its annual carbon emissions from 44,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2008/09 to just over 28,500 tonnes per year. The total carbon saved over the five year pe...

Trigeneration scheme for Veterinary Campus

Trigeneration scheme for Veterinary Campus

Posted on 7 February 2017

£9 Million Trigeneration scheme for Veterinary Campus   The University of Edinburgh is set to harness the power of trigeneration in a new £9 million energy project which will revolutionise the way they produce heating, cooling and electricity at their Easter Bush Veterinary Campus...

Revolving Green Fund - Friday 10th February

Revolving Green Fund - Friday 10th February

Posted on 6 February 2017

Revolving Green Fund 2016/17 - Deadline Friday 10th February   This is a reminder that applications for the 2016/17 round of funding will close this Friday (10th February.) Salix will assess applications as they are received, so early submissions are encouraged to allow the maximum possi...

UK Living Labs Event

UK Living Labs Event

Posted on 2 February 2017

The EAUC Living Labs event brought together a diverse mix of academic staff and professional staff from 30 institutions to discuss the potential and future of the Living Labs in the tertiary education sector. The event was opened by a welcome and introduction by Iain Patton, EAUC Chief Executive. Th...

Energy in Education

Energy in Education

Posted on 2 February 2017

Shedding light on energy uncertainty   A new initiative launched on 1st February aims to shed light on the impact that political and market uncertainty is having on energy management in the education sector. The Energy in Education Survey is seeking to gather the views of managers in Higher a...

CALL FOR PAPERS: Sustainable Earth 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Sustainable Earth 2017

Posted on 26 January 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Sustainable Earth 2017 – A global forum for connecting research with action (29 and 30 June 2017, Plymouth University)   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 5th March 2017   Keynote speakers include:   Dr Ceri M Powell, Executive Vice President, Shell Professor Chris Ra...

Join our Board

Join our Board

Posted on 24 January 2017

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

Scottish Government launch draft of new Climate Change Plan

Scottish Government launch draft of new Climate Change Plan

Posted on 23 January 2017

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

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

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

Posted on 23 January 2017

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

Sustainability Leadership in the UK and Uzbekistan

Sustainability Leadership in the UK and Uzbekistan

Posted on 19 January 2017

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

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

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

Posted on 13 January 2017

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

European Low Carbon Hospital Prize

European Low Carbon Hospital Prize

Posted on 13 January 2017

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

TUCO extends a hand to hospices

TUCO extends a hand to hospices

Posted on 13 January 2017

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

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

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

Posted on 11 January 2017

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

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

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

Posted on 9 January 2017

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

Huge Success for TEC at The Energy Awards

Huge Success for TEC at The Energy Awards

Posted on 9 January 2017

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

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

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

Posted on 4 January 2017

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

The Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum

The Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum

Posted on 4 January 2017

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

Tridonic extends CPD offering with three new modules

Tridonic extends CPD offering with three new modules

Posted on 3 January 2017

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

EAUC Christmas Volunteering Day 2016

EAUC Christmas Volunteering Day 2016

Posted on 20 December 2016

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

EAUC announces new partnership with Love to Ride

EAUC announces new partnership with Love to Ride

Posted on 16 December 2016

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

Scottish Climate Change Reporting Update

Scottish Climate Change Reporting Update

Posted on 15 December 2016

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

New TUCO Chair Named 'Top 20 Influencer'

New TUCO Chair Named 'Top 20 Influencer'

Posted on 14 December 2016

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

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

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

Posted on 14 December 2016

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

EAUC Partner of UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD)

EAUC Partner of UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD)

Posted on 13 December 2016

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

Manchester is first carbon literate university and museum in the world

Manchester is first carbon literate university and museum in the world

Posted on 9 December 2016

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

New Blog Post from Iain Patton

New Blog Post from Iain Patton

Posted on 9 December 2016

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

Carbon Credentials Hosts Science-Based Targets Event

Carbon Credentials Hosts Science-Based Targets Event

Posted on 7 December 2016

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

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

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

Posted on 7 December 2016

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

Leading a new  chapter of change and decision-making agility

Leading a new chapter of change and decision-making agility

Posted on 7 December 2016

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

CALL FOR PAPERS - 9th WEEC 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS - 9th WEEC 2017

Posted on 6 December 2016

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

St Andrews win Scottish Green Energy Award

St Andrews win Scottish Green Energy Award

Posted on 5 December 2016

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

IUSDRP will soon have reached 100 members!

IUSDRP will soon have reached 100 members!

Posted on 1 December 2016

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

Sustainable Small Fleet Award for the University of Cambridge

Sustainable Small Fleet Award for the University of Cambridge

Posted on 1 December 2016

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

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

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

Posted on 30 November 2016

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

Plymouth University earns new national award in recognition of sustainable commitments

Plymouth University earns new national award in recognition of sustainable commitments

Posted on 29 November 2016

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

Take Part in our Food Waste Survey

Take Part in our Food Waste Survey

Posted on 29 November 2016

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

University of Liverpool Invest in Sustainable Energy Centre

University of Liverpool Invest in Sustainable Energy Centre

Posted on 28 November 2016

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

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

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

Posted on 25 November 2016

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

The University of Edinburgh Commits to Zero Carbon by 2040

The University of Edinburgh Commits to Zero Carbon by 2040

Posted on 24 November 2016

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

NUS Sustainability Skills Survey

NUS Sustainability Skills Survey

Posted on 22 November 2016

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

The 2016 People and Planet University League released

The 2016 People and Planet University League released

Posted on 22 November 2016

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

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

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

Posted on 10 November 2016

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

New resources to help publicise your Dissertations for Good membership

New resources to help publicise your Dissertations for Good membership

Posted on 8 November 2016

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

Heat Networks Investment Project Consultation Response

Heat Networks Investment Project Consultation Response

Posted on 8 November 2016

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

Plymouth University sustainability expert contributes to UNESCO global education report

Plymouth University sustainability expert contributes to UNESCO global education report

Posted on 8 November 2016

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

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

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

Posted on 8 November 2016

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

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

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

Posted on 8 November 2016

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

The University of Manchester Launches 10,000 Actions Initiative

The University of Manchester Launches 10,000 Actions Initiative

Posted on 7 November 2016

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

Nottingham Trent University awarded for commitment to sustainability

Nottingham Trent University awarded for commitment to sustainability

Posted on 4 November 2016

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

2016: The State of Sustainability in Tertiary Education

2016: The State of Sustainability in Tertiary Education

Posted on 4 November 2016

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

Success so far: The Salix College Energy Fund

Success so far: The Salix College Energy Fund

Posted on 2 November 2016

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

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

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

Posted on 2 November 2016

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

AASHE Releases the North American 2016 Sustainable Campus Index

AASHE Releases the North American 2016 Sustainable Campus Index

Posted on 26 October 2016

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

How NUS is changing lives in India

How NUS is changing lives in India

Posted on 20 October 2016

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

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

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

Posted on 17 October 2016

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

University of Exeter pedals to victory in national cycle challenge

University of Exeter pedals to victory in national cycle challenge

Posted on 13 October 2016

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

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

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

Posted on 13 October 2016

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

Aston University successfully achieves ISO 50001 certification

Aston University successfully achieves ISO 50001 certification

Posted on 12 October 2016

Aston University successfully achieved ISO 50001 certification this summer. Alongside their ISO 14001 and EcoCampus certifications, this latest success confirms the University’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and improving energy efficiency. The Energy, Environment and Sustainabili...

Schneider Electric receives top ranking in BEMS

Schneider Electric receives top ranking in BEMS

Posted on 12 October 2016

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

New Midlands network launched to improve sustainability

New Midlands network launched to improve sustainability

Posted on 11 October 2016

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

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

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

Posted on 11 October 2016

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

Environmental Audit Committee Examines the Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum

Environmental Audit Committee Examines the Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum

Posted on 7 October 2016

The Environmental Audit Committee is examining the potential impact of Brexit on the environment. The Environmental Audit Committee examines the Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum. The inquiry has a particular focus on the future of agro-environment funding and schemes outs...

Making an Impact: Carbon Offset Donation from the 2016 EAUC Annual Conference

Making an Impact: Carbon Offset Donation from the 2016 EAUC Annual Conference

Posted on 30 September 2016

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 2016 conference a joint donation from EAUC and the conference hosts, University of the West of England (UWE), was made to The Conve...

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

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

Posted on 30 September 2016

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

EAUC joins the Aldersgate Group

EAUC joins the Aldersgate Group

Posted on 27 September 2016

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

Brite Green Launches its latest Carbon Emissions in Higher Education Report

Brite Green Launches its latest Carbon Emissions in Higher Education Report

Posted on 23 September 2016

Brite Green has launched its latest report into carbon emissions in the HE sector. Based on data from the 2014/15 academic year, the report looks at how the sector is doing overall and specifically, how institutions are performing against their 2020 carbon reduction targets. The published report ...

Greener Cleaning Guide - Take Part in the InnuScience Survey

Greener Cleaning Guide - Take Part in the InnuScience Survey

Posted on 22 September 2016

The EAUC are working to create a guide to greener cleaning that will be free for our members to access. We are working with Innuscience on this new resource to take advantage of their expertise in biological and environmentally friendly cleaning products. This new guide will include ideas for cle...

Edible Garden opening at Francis Close Hall, University of Gloucestershire

Edible Garden opening at Francis Close Hall, University of Gloucestershire

Posted on 14 September 2016

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

Salix Finance Annual Regional Meetings

Salix Finance Annual Regional Meetings

Posted on 12 September 2016

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

How can universities respond to climate change?

How can universities respond to climate change?

Posted on 12 September 2016

Friends of the Earth have published their latest report on how universities can respond to climate change. This briefing summarises what some of the UK universities are doing about climate change and the Paris Climate Agreement. It also includes top ten ways a university can look to tackle climate c...

Double CHP Arrival at Imperial College London

Double CHP Arrival at Imperial College London

Posted on 2 September 2016

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

BASIS Sustainable Sport Conference 2016

BASIS Sustainable Sport Conference 2016

Posted on 30 August 2016

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

National environment awards for Nottingham Trent University's green spaces

National environment awards for Nottingham Trent University's green spaces

Posted on 17 August 2016

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

Take Part in the UniGreenScheme Survey

Take Part in the UniGreenScheme Survey

Posted on 15 August 2016

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

HEPA Launches Sustainable Procurement e-learning Module

HEPA Launches Sustainable Procurement e-learning Module

Posted on 15 August 2016

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

UWE Bristol opts for 100% green electricity consumption

UWE Bristol opts for 100% green electricity consumption

Posted on 15 August 2016

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

Cranfield University wins wildlife award in new biodiversity initiative

Cranfield University wins wildlife award in new biodiversity initiative

Posted on 15 August 2016

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

TUCO Pedals for Pounds

TUCO Pedals for Pounds

Posted on 10 August 2016

Members, directors and suppliers of The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) geared up last week and pedaled from Manchester to Exeter to raise thousands of pounds for the charity, Hospitality Action, and mark the start of the 2016 TUCO Conference Over 100 donators sponsored the team of 18 rid...

EAUC-Scotland Conference 2017 - Save the date!

EAUC-Scotland Conference 2017 - Save the date!

Posted on 5 August 2016

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

ACTS Launches Annual Photo Competition

ACTS Launches Annual Photo Competition

Posted on 4 August 2016

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

University of Swansea Launches New Biodiversity Action Plan

University of Swansea Launches New Biodiversity Action Plan

Posted on 2 August 2016

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

EAUC Driving Sustainability Leadership Lab

EAUC Driving Sustainability Leadership Lab

Posted on 2 August 2016

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

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 ...

EAUC member offer - RootAbility student engagement training in Bonn, Germany.

EAUC member offer - RootAbility student engagement training in Bonn, Germany.

Posted on 15 March 2016

The EAUC has been working with RootAbility, pioneers of the green office model in Europe, to create an exciting opportunity for three EAUC educational members to travel to Bonn, Germany to take part in an international training course on how to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they n...

Royal Agricultural University celebrates two nominations for The Guardian University Awards

Royal Agricultural University celebrates two nominations for The Guardian University Awards

Posted on 15 March 2016

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has been shortlisted for two Guardian University Awards 2016, for ‘Entrepreneurship’ and the ‘Sustainability Project’. The Sustainability Project category recognises ‘an outstanding initiative that creates and champions a more ...

The Courtauld Commitment 2025 to transform UK food and drink

The Courtauld Commitment 2025 to transform UK food and drink

Posted on 15 March 2016

The UK’s resource efficiency charity WRAP, on behalf of the UK Government and Devolved Administrations, has unveiled a pioneering commitment, signed by the EAUC, which brings together organisations from across the food system for the first time to make food and drink production and consumpti...

Businesses warned over supply chains as Edinburgh University goes conflict mineral free

Businesses warned over supply chains as Edinburgh University goes conflict mineral free

Posted on 14 March 2016

The University of Edinburgh has put pressure on its electronic suppliers, after it became the first higher education institution in the UK to ban the purchasing of supplies that contain controversial 'conflict minerals'. The policy – primarily aimed at supply chains associated wit...

University of Winchester recognised as global leader in responsible business education

University of Winchester recognised as global leader in responsible business education

Posted on 11 March 2016

Winchester Business School has become one of only three Business Schools in the UK to be invited to become a PRME Champion, for its dedication to the United Nations’ backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) to inspire and champion responsible management education, research...

Cranfield launches world’s first MSc in the Circular Economy

Cranfield launches world’s first MSc in the Circular Economy

Posted on 9 March 2016

Cranfield University has launched the world’s first MSc course in the Circular Economy. The new part-time executive MSc course, Technology, Innovation and Management for a Circular Economy, was launched at Resource, the leading resource efficiency event, in London this week. The course comb...

Manchester Met Becomes First UK University To Achieve New International Environmental Standard

Manchester Met Becomes First UK University To Achieve New International Environmental Standard

Posted on 2 March 2016

Manchester Metropolitan is the first UK University to achieve the newly revised and more challenging international Environmental Management System (EMS) standard- ISO14001:2015, demonstrating a clear commitment to managing and improving its environmental performance. Over the last three years, th...

Call out for Ethical Investment, Divestment, or Ethical Procurement Policies

Call out for Ethical Investment, Divestment, or Ethical Procurement Policies

Posted on 1 March 2016

The issues of divestment and ethical investment/procurement are high on the agenda for many of our members. In order to support you on your journey towards ethical investment, the EAUC will pull together a bank of existing policies to act as a guidance resource on the Sustainability Exchange. If ...

Ska Rating for Higher Education Consultation

Ska Rating for Higher Education Consultation

Posted on 1 March 2016

The deadline for the Ska Rating for Higher Education Consultation is this Friday 4 March. he EAUC would like to respond to this on behalf of our members and would value your feedback. The consultation takes the form of comments on each section of the document, which are labelled with a letter and...

Update on the Green Scorecard

Update on the Green Scorecard

Posted on 16 February 2016

The final methodology for the Green Scorecard was approved on Thursday 11 February. In order to implement the scorecard, Aude have agreed that a short pilot phase will be undertaken, commencing shortlyThe Universities that will be piloting this scheme are as follows: - Edinburgh - QMC - Swan...

Study on HEI networks and their link to urban planning

Study on HEI networks and their link to urban planning

Posted on 16 February 2016

Mathieu Garnier from Tetragora in France who is conducting a study for "la Caisse des Dépôts" on HEI networks and their link to urban planning. How HEIs are taking in account networks and grids (electricity, water, waste, mobility, ICT, heat...) during their planning operation...

Opportunity - Advanced Level Workshop on Overcoming Barriers to Better Building Performance

Opportunity - Advanced Level Workshop on Overcoming Barriers to Better Building Performance

Posted on 16 February 2016

Building on feedback from the EAUC, numerous building performance evaluations (BPEs) and interviews with HE Environment and Sustainability Managers, AHR’s R&D Group will host an advanced level workshop on Wednesday 13th April to discuss some of the most common issues encountered on higher ...

Salix funding creates £50 million of investment into energy efficiency projects

Salix funding creates £50 million of investment into energy efficiency projects

Posted on 16 February 2016

£25 million of funding creates over £50 million of investment into energy efficiency projects for the higher education sector A reflection on the success of the Salix/HEFCE Revolving Green Fund 1 (RGF1), which demonstrates that Government funding has led to projects that are estimated t...

Pedal Power: Could you cycle 300 miles for charity?

Pedal Power: Could you cycle 300 miles for charity?

Posted on 16 February 2016

Fancy the challenge of cycling 300 miles in four days for charity?  If so, The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) invites you to join its members and directors in July 2016, as they take to the highway from Manchester to Exeter in the name of raising thousands of pounds for good causes. ...

Statement on EAUC Annual Conference sponsorship policy.

Statement on EAUC Annual Conference sponsorship policy.

Posted on 16 February 2016

The EAUC Senior Management Team has taken the decision not to accept Annual Conference sponsorship or exhibition fees from companies where their main activities are fossil fuel related. The decision paves the way for a discussion on how and where we engage with fossil fuel companies in the future...

Sustainability in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Sustainability in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Posted on 16 February 2016

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Thursday 7th July 2016; Hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University Futures Initiative It is ten years since Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) first started exploring sustainability and its implications for Higher Education.  Since then much has been achieved...

Two courses of sustainability training on the menu for university caterers

Two courses of sustainability training on the menu for university caterers

Posted on 16 February 2016

Universities committed to putting sustainability at the heart of their catering operation can now embed these principles and practicalities throughout their workforce with a new set of training courses being run by the hospitality industry’s leading sustainability organisation. The Sustaina...

Glasgow Caledonian University become Scotland’s first Cycle Friendly Campus

Glasgow Caledonian University become Scotland’s first Cycle Friendly Campus

Posted on 8 February 2016

Glasgow Caledonian University has become Scotland’s first Cycle Friendly Campus, gaining the Cycle Friendly Award with Distinction from Cycling Scotland Scottish Trail Bike Champion, Aaron Duke, was on hand on Friday (5th February) to help students and staff at Glasgow Caledonian University...

UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development: Call for nominations 2016

UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development: Call for nominations 2016

Posted on 2 February 2016

The 2016 call for nominations for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), endowed with USD 150,000 for three laureates, was launched last week. Eligible for the Prize are individuals, institutions and organizations with a specific ESD project or programme having bee...

#WearTheLove National Campaign - Scotland

#WearTheLove National Campaign - Scotland

Posted on 2 February 2016

#WearTheLove National Campaign Fashion / Textile Degree Course Brief/Opportunity for Scotland   This February, Love Your Clothes wants everyone to celebrate the clothes we already have and fall in love again with our wardrobes.  So we’re running a national campaign and competition...

Fairtrade Fortnight offer

Fairtrade Fortnight offer

Posted on 2 February 2016

What is Fairtrade? Fairtrade is an ethical standards label which provides a guarantee, via audits carried out by an independent certification body, that developing world producers have been paid a fair price, and had decent working conditions, for products carrying the Fairtrade mark. Fairtrade....

EAUC Energy Seminar - navigating barriers to energy cost control and storage

EAUC Energy Seminar - navigating barriers to energy cost control and storage

Posted on 1 February 2016

On 28 January, the EAUC with support from Clean Power Solutions held an energy seminar at the Chimneys Hotel and Conference Centre, Cheshire. This seminar looked to explore and share solutions and expertise from other institutions in areas, such as energy cost control and storage, key energy technol...

Celebrations for the Winners of the 2015 Trophées des campus responsables

Celebrations for the Winners of the 2015 Trophées des campus responsables

Posted on 1 February 2016

The ceremony of the second Trophées des campus responsables (the French-speaking Green Gown Awards) was held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) in Paris. During the ceremony organised by Campus Responsables, eight institutions f...

Call For Applications for Masters and Doctoral Degree Programmes in IESD, Tongji University

Call For Applications for Masters and Doctoral Degree Programmes in IESD, Tongji University

Posted on 26 January 2016

The UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD), based in Tongji University, Shanghai, is calling for applications to its Doctoral and Masters programmes.  Three Programmes are avaliable: 2016-2018 Master Programme on Environmental Management and Sustainab...

Call for photographs in support of UNEP’s assessment work in the Pan European region

Call for photographs in support of UNEP’s assessment work in the Pan European region

Posted on 21 January 2016

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is looking for photographs that depict the relationship between society, economies and the environment both positively and negatively. UNEP is requesting submissions of photographs that respond to the following categories: Healthy planet, ...

A Better Future: How BT is using ICT to drive behaviour change

A Better Future: How BT is using ICT to drive behaviour change

Posted on 20 January 2016

As eyes turn from global goals to golden globes, it is perhaps surprising just how quickly COP21 has fallen off the radar in the space of a month. History was made at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris as world leaders agreed to adopt an "ambitious and balanced" final deal, in...

NUS Launches Divest-Invest Campaign

NUS Launches Divest-Invest Campaign

Posted on 19 January 2016

On the subject of the Divest-Invest campaign, Iain Patton, Chief Executive of the EAUC, said; "To quote Joy Carter, Vice-chancellor of the University of Winchester in Times Higher Education after the historic UN Paris Climate Change Agreement, ‘Deciding as a sector to help all our student...

Fairtrade Fortnight six word story competition

Fairtrade Fortnight six word story competition

Posted on 19 January 2016

To mark Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 (29 February-13 March), the EAUC Fair Trade Community of Practice have launched a competition to see who can come up with the best six word stories about fair trade. Ernest Hemingway is thought to have written 'For sale: baby shoes, never worn', demonstrati...

Electric-hybrid Buses will link UWE with the City Centre

Electric-hybrid Buses will link UWE with the City Centre

Posted on 18 January 2016

Two revolutionary virtual electric buses were recently launched in Bristol. First West of England are introducing the state-of-the-art low emission buses in partnership with Department for Transport, Bristol City Council and University of the West of England (UWE). The buses use Geo-Fencing GPS t...

The Road to COP21

The Road to COP21

Posted on 13 January 2016

John Thorne, Sustainability Coordinator at the Glasgow School of Art, was amongst a group of cyclists who pedalled their way from Edinburgh to Paris in December to support the negotiators at COP21. The only group cycling all the way from Scotland to Paris, John and the rest of the team met u...

Enter edie Live's Innovation Competition

Enter edie Live's Innovation Competition

Posted on 11 January 2016

Innovation is vital to the survival and success of UK plc and the planet. Radical and disruptive change is needed in the way materials and resources are used and how organisations do business. Innovation and emerging technologies are an essential building block for that sustainable future. Recogn...

Salix EAUC College Energy Fund Closing at the End of January

Salix EAUC College Energy Fund Closing at the End of January

Posted on 11 January 2016

As the third round of the Salix college energy fund comes to a close, colleges will need to submit their applications for funding by Friday 29th January. The college fund is available to any FE College that receives a majority of their income directly from the public sector. Salix funds over 120 ...

Sheffield Hallam Uni to trial hydrogen vans

Sheffield Hallam Uni to trial hydrogen vans

Posted on 11 January 2016

Sheffield Hallam University is to trial hydrogen-fuelled vans this year as part of its plans to become greener. It is partnering with ITM Power which has a site on the Advanced Manufacturing Park that uses wind energy to break down water into hydrogen and oxygen. The vans will use the hydrogen...

2015 Member Survey Report

2015 Member Survey Report

Posted on 23 December 2015

Every two years, the EAUC conducts a member survey to gauge how we are performing with our membership. These surveys are an important part of ensuring that the work EAUC does is member led and responds to the issues that our members face. The results of this year’s survey have already played...

TUCO Chair named ‘Top 20 Influencer’ for Fifth Year

TUCO Chair named ‘Top 20 Influencer’ for Fifth Year

Posted on 22 December 2015

The Chair of The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO), Julie Barker, has been named in the annual Top 20 Public Sector Influencers for the fifth year in a row, just a few short months are picking up the Public Sector Catey Award. The list, which is put together by the industry title, Cost Sect...

A Very Merry Christmas Day Out

A Very Merry Christmas Day Out

Posted on 22 December 2015

On Wednesday 16th December, the EAUC team spent the day volunteering with IT Schools Africa, a Cheltenham-based charity which provides resources for e-Learning to schools throughout Africa. This facilitates children's education, enhances their job prospects and helps transform the wider African...

DECC Consultation on the level of banded support for new solar PV under the Renewables Obligation

DECC Consultation on the level of banded support for new solar PV under the Renewables Obligation

Posted on 21 December 2015

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. Background Informatio...

Researchers share insights from cutting-edge sustainability research

Researchers share insights from cutting-edge sustainability research

Posted on 15 December 2015

Researchers from the Low Carbon Building Group shared insights from its cutting-edge portfolio of research on building performance evaluation at a national conference last month. The conference, which was hosted by the Low Carbon Building Group of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development ...

New opportunity for students to do good as part of their course

New opportunity for students to do good as part of their course

Posted on 14 December 2015

NUS has launched a brand new programme called Dissertations for Good, connecting students to off-campus organisations to complete research into sustainability together. While at university, 63% of students have taken part in formal volunteering. Ninety-five per cent of those were motivated to do ...

UK’s first heat from sewage scheme launched

UK’s first heat from sewage scheme launched

Posted on 11 December 2015

Backed by investment from Equitix and the UK Green Investment Bank, the SHARC heat recovery system intercepts waste water from a sewer close to the local treatment works operated by Scottish Water. The system uses a heat pump to amplify the natural warmth of waste water and the heat produced is b...

Sustainability Manifesto brings social sciences to bear on climate change

Sustainability Manifesto brings social sciences to bear on climate change

Posted on 11 December 2015

A manifesto for COP21, co-drafted by a Bristol academic, is being backed unanimously by UNESCO’s social sciences governing body. The Sustainability Manifesto aims to establish a foundation for efforts in the social sciences to investigate the problem of climate change – an area hither...

Uber and Airbnb - a new model for sustainable society

Uber and Airbnb - a new model for sustainable society

Posted on 11 December 2015

Silicon Valley success stories like Uber and Airbnb can pave the way to a more sustainable global society, according to a new piece of research from The University of Manchester. The ‘sharing economy’ model, which has seen a boom in the collaborative use of services, has come under crit...

Research reveals differences in attitudes between university graduates and rest of the population

Research reveals differences in attitudes between university graduates and rest of the population

Posted on 7 December 2015

New analysis of NatCen’s flagship British Social Attitudes survey (BSA), released recently, reveals that university graduates’ attitudes differ significantly compared with people with other levels of education, even when other factors like income and social class are taken into account. ...

Planting Seeds - Carbon Offset Donation from the 2015 EAUC Annual Conference

Planting Seeds - Carbon Offset Donation from the 2015 EAUC Annual Conference

Posted on 3 December 2015

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 Leeds plan to use the donation from the 2015 Conference. Here Kelly Forster, PA/Project Assistant to t...

Bridgend College success at the 2015 Sustain Wales Awards

Bridgend College success at the 2015 Sustain Wales Awards

Posted on 3 December 2015

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales’ inaugural Sustain Wales Awards ceremony was held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 19 November to an audience of national and international businesses and champions of sustainability in Wales. The aim of the Awards were to celebrate and highlight ...

Swansea University Engineering student has been crowned Young Sustainability Champion

Swansea University Engineering student has been crowned Young Sustainability Champion

Posted on 3 December 2015

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales inaugural Sustain Wales Awards ceremony was held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff with an audience of national and international businesses and champions of sustainability in Wales. The awards were a chance to reward and highlight the great things people a...

Green Business Booming at the University of Brighton

Green Business Booming at the University of Brighton

Posted on 2 December 2015

Launched in June 2014, the University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform is already over halfway to its target of working with 1000 businesses by 2018. The Platform delivers a menu of 1-2-1 business support, innovation and R&D support, events and skills development. Funded by the Higher E...

SRUC Student Sustainability Programme ‘Highly Commended’ at National Awards Ceremony

SRUC Student Sustainability Programme ‘Highly Commended’ at National Awards Ceremony

Posted on 2 December 2015

Scotland’s Rural College’s (SRUC) Environment team was recognised as highly commended in the ‘Sustainability’ award category at the prestigious College Development Network Annual Awards last week. The team has developed a very successful programme which runs across all six...

LSE strengthens its socially responsible investment policy

LSE strengthens its socially responsible investment policy

Posted on 1 December 2015

LSE has pledged to continue to ensure that no direct investments are made in fossil fuels and that it will seek to reduce investment placed indirectly through investment funds in companies whose business is significantly focused on thermal coal or tar sands. It will also avoid investment in companie...

COP21 ministers called to strengthen university and college education partnerships

COP21 ministers called to strengthen university and college education partnerships

Posted on 1 December 2015

The collective voice of the world’s universities, colleges and students was heard at COP21 during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.  At a number of events, COP21 President, Laurent Fabius, was handed an Open Letter on behalf of a Global Alliance of networks and a...

Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme Launched

Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme Launched

Posted on 1 December 2015

The Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) has been launched. The scheme, announced at WSD-U-2014 and now launched, is led by Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). IUSDRP is not yet another network. Rather, it is a systematic programme to pursue and publ...

Academics to trial green energy system that could revolutionise home heating - even in older homes

Academics to trial green energy system that could revolutionise home heating - even in older homes

Posted on 1 December 2015

A research project between academics at De Montfort University (DMU) and sustainability specialists Caplin Homes could pave the way for more affordable low and zero carbon properties in the UK.  DMU’s Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD) will be monitoring the perform...

Collectively encourages organisations to #go100percent clean energy

Collectively encourages organisations to #go100percent clean energy

Posted on 1 December 2015

As world leaders talk climate targets, Collectively is heading up a campaign to create an unstoppable wave of change towards a clean, renewable energy future. They are encouraging companies, universities, colleges, sports clubs and others to commit to going #go100percent clean. You can find ou...

University of Sheffield to Divest from Fossil Fuels

University of Sheffield to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Posted on 1 December 2015

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, and Christy McMorrow, president of the University of Sheffield Students' Union, have issued a joint statement on the university's climate change and fossil-free investment. As politicians, policy makers, r...

Confirmed - Universities DO NOT need to comply with ESOS

Confirmed - Universities DO NOT need to comply with ESOS

Posted on 26 November 2015

HEPA has received formal notification from the Environment Agency that they will only enforce application of the ESOS scheme for HEIs that self-declare as private sector and are sufficiently large to trigger qualification. The Environment Agency has confirmed that they will update their ESOS c...

Present at ISCN 2016

Present at ISCN 2016

Posted on 25 November 2015

In 2016, the 10th annual International Sustainable Campus Network Conference will be hosted by the University of Siena in Italy, from the 13th-15th of June, and will focus on leadership for a sustainable future.  The conference will explore topics including:  • Managing a c...

Make your University pension fund more responsible

Make your University pension fund more responsible

Posted on 24 November 2015

USS: Step Up seeks to get the Universities Superannuation Scheme - the UK’s largest occupational pension fund with almost £50bn - to step up and show global leadership in responsible investment, particularly around the crucial issue of climate change. On the 3rd December the decision ...

Durham University Achieves Sustainability Success

Durham University Achieves Sustainability Success

Posted on 24 November 2015

Staff from Durham University Catering are celebrating after being awarded a top three star rating for their commitment to sustainable food provision.  The award from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is regarded as the equivalent of a Michelin Star of Sustainability, and Durham is...

Stratergia Finalists in the DatacenterDynamics International Data Centre Industry Awards 2015

Stratergia Finalists in the DatacenterDynamics International Data Centre Industry Awards 2015

Posted on 24 November 2015

EAUC bronze company member, Stratergia, has been shortlisted in the Critical Environment Future Thinking category in this year's prestigious DatacenterDynamics (DCD) International Data Centre industry awards for its Papillon data centre energy measurement and management system. ...

EAUC-Scotland Conference - Resources and Reflections

EAUC-Scotland Conference - Resources and Reflections

Posted on 24 November 2015

On Tuesday 17th November 2015, around 100 Delegates from tertiary education institutions and sector partners joined the EAUC and 13 Exhibitors from across the UK for the third EAUC-Scotland Conference at the University of Edinburgh’s John McIntyre Conference Centre. The conference theme, A ...

Bournemouth University Hosts Green Week

Bournemouth University Hosts Green Week

Posted on 24 November 2015

This week, Bournemouth University is hosting its Green Week. As part of the initiative, students and staff are being invited to join in with a whole range of activities, from testing out an electric vehicle on campus to finding out more about local voluntary work. Each day has a theme to ...

St John's - First College in Cambridge to be Awarded Food Sustainability Rating

St John's - First College in Cambridge to be Awarded Food Sustainability Rating

Posted on 24 November 2015

The catering team at St John’s College, Cambridge, have become the first to receive a two-star award of sustainability from the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s Food Made Good programme for their commitment to serving sustainable food. A two-star rating of sustainability has been ...

NUS - #loveSUs Campaign

NUS - #loveSUs Campaign

Posted on 19 November 2015

The Government’s Higher Education Green Paper announced a consultation on the transparency and democratic accountability of students’ unions. Off the back of this paper, the NUS is keen to take the opportunity to highlight the fantastic work that students’ unions do to ensure th...

Literature and Sustainability Public Lecture Competition

Literature and Sustainability Public Lecture Competition

Posted on 19 November 2015

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK & Ireland (ASLE-UKI) invite entrants to submit texts for their annual public lecture competition: The 2016 INSPIRE Lecture on Literature and Sustainability: Green Knowledge...

Call to Action: Mobilising Academic Community Action in Response to the Refugee Crisis

Call to Action: Mobilising Academic Community Action in Response to the Refugee Crisis

Posted on 17 November 2015

The oportunity for the business school community to participate in the recent Call to Action: Mobilizing the Academic Community Action in Response to the Refugee Crisis is still open. There has already been an encouraging response from business schools from across the globe, which has been ment...

NUS seeking views on education investments

NUS seeking views on education investments

Posted on 12 November 2015

NUS is currently carrying out a nationwide survey across the tertiary education sector to gather views on investments.  We’d really appreciate your help with the research – you don’t have to have any prior knowledge to complete the survey!  It would be great if you cou...

Iain's Blog: We are all Developing Nations now

Iain's Blog: We are all Developing Nations now

Posted on 11 November 2015

Unlike their predecessors, the Millennium Development Goals, which only applied to those countries deemed to be "developing", the Sustainable Development Goals will require all nations to work towards them. So to quote the Guardian ‘we are all developing nations from now on’. T...

Contributions to the UNESCO Green Citizens Website

Contributions to the UNESCO Green Citizens Website

Posted on 10 November 2015

UNESCO is looking for contributions to its Green Citizens website, which gathers stories and case studies related to education for sustainable development.  This platform will provide an opportunity for members to profile their educational activities. The information that is required is: - ...

Symposium on Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom

Symposium on Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom

Posted on 10 November 2015

Many universities in the United Kingdom perform high quality research on matters related to sustainable development. Yet, there are relatively few events where a multidisciplinary overview of research efforts and projects has taken place, and where researchers from across the spectrum of the natu...

The Green Blue launches new University Sailing Sustainability Challenge 2015

The Green Blue launches new University Sailing Sustainability Challenge 2015

Posted on 10 November 2015

University Sailing Clubs from across the UK are taking part in the first ever University Sailing Sustainability Challenge launched by The Green Blue, the joint environment programme of the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine. The challenge will see different university sailing clubs com...

ISO 14001 Revisions

ISO 14001 Revisions

Posted on 10 November 2015

On Friday 6th November, the EAUC hosted a workshop on the ISO 14001 revisions at Oxford Brookes University. Organised in partnership with AUDE, Martin Baxter, Chief Policy Advisor for IEMA, led the session and offered attendees a chance to explore and discuss the revised clauses of the new ISO 14...

Infrared drones to detect ‘invisible’ water leaks

Infrared drones to detect ‘invisible’ water leaks

Posted on 9 November 2015

Cameras flown on drones could be used to detect leaking underground water pipes over hundreds of miles of desert, according to new research by Nottingham Trent University. A study led by Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh, from the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, shows how infra...

Nottingham Trent's New Building Given Carbon Negative Rating

Nottingham Trent's New Building Given Carbon Negative Rating

Posted on 9 November 2015

Nottingham Trent University has further reduced its estate’s carbon footprint with the construction of a brand-new Pavilion building that generates more energy than it consumes. The Pavilion, which opened in September and is part of a multi-million pound development of the Clifton campus, i...

Next Steps: The Government’s Approach to Sustainable Development

Next Steps: The Government’s Approach to Sustainable Development

Posted on 4 November 2015

Following the response the EAUC submitted, on behalf of its members, to the Environmental Audit Select Committee’s inquiry on The Government’s approach to Sustainable Development, our Trustee, Wendy Purcell, has been invited to attend a conference which hosted by the Committee as part of...

Iain's Blog: A Harvard Shot in the Arm for University Sustainability Leadership

Iain's Blog: A Harvard Shot in the Arm for University Sustainability Leadership

Posted on 3 November 2015

Post by Iain Patton, EAUC CEO: It's hard to express my recent delight at spending four uninterrupted and very stimulating days in the refined space of Harvard University's Faculty Club! Thanks to a unique open collaboration between Leith Sharp, the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public H...

EAUC Interns and Sustainability Mapping

EAUC Interns and Sustainability Mapping

Posted on 3 November 2015

We are pleased to announce that we currently have 2 interns working for the EAUC. Hassan Waheed is currently studying for a MA in Sustainable Development and Sociology at the University of Edinburgh as well as being the Net Impact Edinburgh President.  Katerina Kosta has just completed a ...

COP21 Cycle Ride

COP21 Cycle Ride

Posted on 27 October 2015

As COP21 approaches, John Thorne, Sustainability Coordinator at the Glasgow School of Art, has signed up to cycle from Edinburgh to Paris in December. From assistance with talks as the team cycle south and general promotion and awareness raising, to assistance with accommodation and offers of car...

Mobilising Academic Community Action in Response to the Refugee Crisis

Mobilising Academic Community Action in Response to the Refugee Crisis

Posted on 26 October 2015

On 19th September 2015, the PRME Secretariat, together with the EAUC and other Steering Committee members; AACSB, AABS, ABIS, AMBA, CEEMAN, CLADEA, EFMD, GMAC and GRLI issued a call to action to business schools and management-related higher education institutions (HEIs) in response to the refu...

University of Dundee wins `Britain In Bloom' Environment Award

University of Dundee wins `Britain In Bloom' Environment Award

Posted on 26 October 2015

The University of Dundee has earned a `Britain In Bloom’ Environment Award, helping the city to win the overall City Category for 2015. The University’s award came in recognition of its work in recycling and sustainability. Trudy Cunningham, Environment & Sustainability Officer...

Further Education Trust for Leadership Launches Second Round of Fellowship Programme

Further Education Trust for Leadership Launches Second Round of Fellowship Programme

Posted on 26 October 2015

The FETL Fellowship is a structured programme that allows current FE and Skills practitioners and leaders in the UK to pursue a research interest that benefits thinking in the FE and Skills sector.  The FETL is interested in the outcomes of research and the difference it will make to FE and ...

Triple Strength: TUCO Appoints Three new Regional Chairs

Triple Strength: TUCO Appoints Three new Regional Chairs

Posted on 23 October 2015

EAUC Platinum Sponsor, The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO), has announced the appointment of three new Regional Chairpersons, who will represent the interests of local members to the national group. Julie Frost, Head of Catering Operations at the University of Reading; Jacqui McPeake, Hea...

Queen Mary University of London 2014/15 Sustainability Report Published

Queen Mary University of London 2014/15 Sustainability Report Published

Posted on 22 October 2015

The third annual QMUL Sustainability Report has been published.   It provides an overview of sustainability across QMUL and describes how it is inextricably linked to the university’s values, heritage and fundamental purpose. This purpose is to serve the public good, aiming to transform...