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 worldwide. These Awards are delivered annually for three different regions, each governed by a local cross-agency steering group

Sustainability Exchange
Initially funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFC) and implemented by Staffordshire University, in partnership with the EAUC, this website facilitates the sharing and development of good practice among universities and colleges. It began as an interactive web-based HE and FE repository of technical guidance and case studies. Today, it is fully administered by the EAUC and continues its aim to be the world's leading resource of sustainability information.

Sustainability Leadership Scorecard
Closely supporting Members, the EAUC partners with AUDE to deliver the Sustainability Leadership Scorecard (SLS). This is a vital tool and free to all EAUC Members. SLS acts as a transformational ‘All in One’ to capture data and performance from numerous sources in order to builds one definitive picture of your institution's environmental performance.

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

Platform for Sustainability Performance in Education
The Platform joins organisations that have created sustainability assessment tools for supporting universities and colleges worldwide. It promotes collaborative sustainability assessment in the HE and FE sector. We aspire to increase the rate of learning by universities and colleges about sustainability assessment tools, in order to improve the sustainability performance of institutions and wider sector.

EAUC Supported Projects

Salix College Energy Fund
The College Energy Fund was launched in 2014 by Salix in partnership with  EAUC and supported by 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.

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