Current Activities

Find out more about our current activities and see how we are making the voice of our membership heard.

EAUC Current Led Activities

Green Gown Awards
Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the world.

Sustainability Exchange
Initially funded by HEFCE, this project facilitates the sharing of good practice and to support the development of good practice where none exists, Staffordshire University in partnership with the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) developed and implemented an interactive web-based HE repository of sustainability technical guidance and case studies. This is now fully delivered by the EAUC. Visit

Learning in Future Environment
To better support our Members, the EAUC has taken the significant decision to give free Member access to Learning in Future Environments (LiFE). This brings new opportunities for you to use the products and services in Membership to drive improvement in LiFE.

Universities & Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland 
100% of Scotland’s universities and colleges have publicly declared their intention to address the challenges of climate change and reduce their carbon footprints by signing the Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland (UCCCfS).

Platform for Sustainability Performance in Education
The Platform brings together organisations which have created sustainability assessment tools designed to support universities and colleges around the world. The purpose is to promote sustainability assessment in education. By coming together, it is our goal that more universities and colleges learn about the value of sustainability assessment tools to improve the sustainability performance across the whole of their institution.

EAUC Supported Projects

Salix College Energy Fund
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 projects valued at over £4.8 million.

Sustainability Literacy Test
The Sustainability Literacy Test is an international online multiple choice questionnaire of online questions evaluating basic knowledge and understanding of sustainable development issues.

Global Alliance
The Global Alliance of Tertiary Education and student Sustainability Networks was set up in March 2015 at the EAUC Annual Conference at the University of Leeds.

The College and University Sustainability Placements scheme recognises the potential of recent graduates to enhance your college or university sustainability team. The Scheme is run by Change Agents UK.

Current Activities
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