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Welcome to the EAUC Embedding Positive Attitudes and Behaviours Community of Practice

A large part of making educational institutions more sustainable is to change the relevant behaviours of our staff and students. However, whilst the staff involved in delivering these objectives are highly skilled at providing a physical infrastructure in their specific areas (e.g. energy, waste, travel), most teams do not have a specialism in affecting the behaviours associated with using the infrastructure provided.

Many organisations run campaigns targeting one or more behaviours but campaigns are just one small part of the behaviour change jigsaw that should also involve extensive market research, competition analysis and customer orientation to name a few.

In an ideal world all institutions would have a behaviour change strategy to run alongside their carbon management plan, travel plan, sustainable food policy etc. However, most do not have the resources required to implement such an extensive programme.

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How to search for previous discussions

This CoP is open to all EAUC Members and other invited parties to learn and share experiences in the field of behaviour change. It is not a forum for commercial gain.

We know that there are many topics that come up regularly on the discussion networks so here is a quick and easy guide on how to search for previous discussions:

Go to and click on ‘Subscribers Corner’
Click on the discussion network you would like to search – ‘EAUC-Positive-Behaviours’ is the list for this Discussion Network
The three ‘Latest messages’ are shown in a box near the top of the page. Click the message to read the entire post.
To search the list for a particular topic use the 'Search Archive' box on the right-hand side of the screen. Type the keyword/s you would like to search for and this will bring up a list of all posts containing that word/phrase.
You can further refine your search by adding parameters.

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