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2024 UK & Ireland Green Gown Awards shortlist revealed

The finalists of the 2024 UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards, delivered by EAUC in partnership with UKRI, have now been revealed.  The shortlist consists of 133 finalists from 84 institutions across the UK and Ireland.  Reflecting on this year's cohort of impressive finalists...

Posted on 16 July 2024

Sustainability included in revised higher education Quality Code for the first time

EAUC welcomes the 2024 revision of the QAA’s UK Quality Code for Higher Education which was published on 27 June 2024. For the first time it explicitly refers to sustainability as a key component of quality education provision. This comes just two days after we announced our new strategy, A...

Posted on 28 June 2024

EAUC launches new strategy

EAUC has unveiled a new strategy, Accelerating Ambition and Impact, setting out the direction, pace and focus for its work over the next six years. Launched to coincide with the start of EAUC’s 20th anniversary at its annual conference, the strategy builds on EAUC’s track record of pr...

Posted on 24 June 2024

2024 International Green Gown Award finalists announced

The finalists of the 2024 International Green Gown Awards, delivered in partnership with Allianz Global Investors and supported by the UN Environment Programme, have now been revealed.  Now in their 10th year, the Awards recognise the outstanding and innovative sustainability ...

Posted on 13 June 2024

Become a Climate Ambassador

Call for sustainability experts to volunteer as part of national education scheme The EAUC is looking for individuals or organisations with sustainability expertise to support nurseries, schools and colleges in England become greener and more sustainable. The appeal is part of the Climate Amba...

Posted on 21 May 2024

Passionate about sustainability and education - join the EAUC board

Join the EAUC board and help lead and empower the post-16 education sector to embed sustainability in everything it does: equipping learners for their lives and shaping society for the better. This is a unique opportunity for someone to bring an external perspective to our charity. We are looking...

Posted on 30 April 2024

Environmental Sustainability Concordat Launched

A voluntary environmental sustainability concordat co-developed by more than 25 organisations across the UK research and innovation sector launched today. The EAUC is providing the secretariat function for the concordat's signatories. The concordat is aimed at all organisations in ...

Posted on 25 April 2024

University and College Land for Carbon Resources

The University and College Land for Carbon is an Environment Agency funded NEIRF project, delivered by the EAUC in partnership with MyCarbon, which aims to facilitate the establishment of woodland areas within higher and further education institutions for carbon credit generation and carbon sequestr...

Posted on 11 April 2024

New Course Launch – Embedding Education for Sustainable Development

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the latest run of the 'Embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)' course, delivered by EAUC on behalf of and in partnership with the Society for Education and Training (SET).   Designed for educators, teachers, trainers, le...

Posted on 9 April 2024

University and College Land for Carbon Webinar

The University and College Land for Carbon is part of the Environment Agency funded NEIRF project, delivered by the EAUC in partnership with MyCarbon, which aims to facilitate the establishment of woodland areas within higher and further education sector institutions for carbon credit generation and...

Posted on 3 April 2024

We are recruiting!

The EAUC are looking for an experienced and ambitious communications manager who’s able to help us communicate the great work we do both at an operational and strategic level. You’ll be able to create high quality, accessible and impactful communications which help us achieve our goals a...

Posted on 1 March 2024

Scottish Funding Council renews EAUC Scotland funding for 2024/25

We are pleased to announce that EAUC’s funding bid for the next phase of its work in Scotland has been approved by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). We will continue to deliver our ‘Supporting a step-change towards environmental sustainability at Scotland's Universities ...

Posted on 28 February 2024

International Green Gown Awards 2024 - Open

The International Green Gown Awards, in partnership with Allianz Global Investors, and supported by UN Environment Programme, recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges around the globe. Celebrating our 10th year, applications for 2024 are now open...

Posted on 28 February 2024

The RACE Report 2023

Between April and October 2023, 142 charities, trusts and foundations that predominantly work on environmental, climate, nature or sustainability issues submitted data to The RACE Report. EAUC are proud to be able to take part in the Report's 2nd year, with the goal to drive envi...

Posted on 5 February 2024

Applications open for EAUC Scotland's Advisory Group

EAUC Scotland are seeking three dedicated EAUC Members to join our Advisory Group (AG) at our Spring Forum and AGM on 28th March 2024. We are particularly looking for:   A representative working on/within learning and teaching or organisational development in a college A rep...

Posted on 1 February 2024

Latest ESOS Guidance for Universities and Colleges

The Environment Agency have released new guidance (29 November 2023) on whether higher and further education institutions are exempt or eligible for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). This is a UK-wide scheme and you can find the full guidance on ESOS assessments on the government'...

Posted on 23 January 2024

Ambassadors scheme key to boosting climate understanding

Helping youngsters to learn how climate change is impacting their planet is one of the goals of a new £2 million Department for Education initiative involving the University of Reading. Every school, college and university in England will have free access to expert support to become greener...

Posted on 18 January 2024

Apply Now: EAUC's 2024 Leadership Lab

We are announcing the next cohort of the Leadership Lab Programme in 2024 and would like to invite senior leaders in your organisation to join us in Cambridge on 12th-14th March 2024. The 2024 Leadership Lab gives delegates the opportunity to work directly with peers, to ...

Posted on 15 December 2023

New: EAUC and AUDE Release Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Annual Report 2023

We are pleased to launch the 2023 Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Annual Report, released today by EAUC and AUDE. This shares insights into the current statistics and recent developments of the Sustainability Leadership Scorecard (SLS), examines what these results suggest about the sector’...

Posted on 8 December 2023

EAUC Scotland publishes Climate Risk Register and Tool

Following on from previous EAUC resources ‘Adapting universities and colleges to a changing climate’ (2019) and 'Using an existing organisational resilience framework to develop a Climate Change Adaptation Plan' (2019), EAUC Scotland has launched today the Climate Risk Register...

Posted on 4 December 2023

COP28

Find out the latest on COP28 here

Posted on 30 November 2023

Results of the 2023 UK & Ireland Green Gown Awards

Last night we attended the fantastic Awards Ceremony of the 2023 UK & Ireland Green Gowns, in association with UKRI. We hosted education and sustainability guests, nominees, and supporting partners from across the country, at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool, for an evening of prize-giving and celebr...

Posted on 30 November 2023

EAUC Scotland Celebrate International RCE Award

We are delighted to share the QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project on Monitoring and Evaluation of ESD in Higher Education has won an ‘Outstanding Flagship Project’ Award at the 2023 International Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) Awards for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustai...

Posted on 9 November 2023

New report: Integrating climate into strategy and planning in universities

Where are we? Where are we going? Climate change is amongst the most important strategic drivers for universities and all organisations. But it is difficult to integrate into strategy and planning because of its scale and complexity, and the fact that it touches every part of an institution&...

Posted on 1 November 2023

EAUC Seeking EOI for Sustainability Shared-Services Staffing

EAUC are pleased to welcome Expressions of Interest (EOI) from institutions across the UK and Ireland for participation in sustainability shared-services staffing. This follows the success of the award-winning Central and South Scotland College Partnership (CSSCP) pilot and its subsequent ...

Posted on 28 September 2023

EAUC Shares Response to the UKRI Consultation on the Concordat for Environmental Sustainability

EAUC is supportive of UKRI’s Concordat for Environmental Sustainability of Research and Innovation Practice. We’ve long advocated whole-organisation approaches to sustainability and for many of our members, research is a considerable part of what they do. The concordat demonstrates welco...

Posted on 11 September 2023

Embedding education for sustainable development: bookings now open

Booking is now open for the ‘Embedding education for sustainable development (ESD)’ course, delivered by EAUC alongside the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). ETF is the expert body for professional development and standards in Further Education (FE) and Training in England. Sta...

Posted on 1 September 2023

2023 Finalists of the UK & Ireland Green Gown Awards

The UK & Ireland Green Gown Awards 2023, in association with UKRI, are delighted to present this year's 102 Finalists, representing 65 Higher and Further Education Institutions. Their commitment to the sustainability agenda has enabled them to stand out among a comp...

Posted on 19 July 2023

The Cost of Net Zero Report and Calculator

Higher/Tertiary Education membership associations AUDE (the Association of Higher Education Directors of Estates), BUFDG (the British Universities Finance Directors Group) and the EAUC (the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education) have launched their new Cost of ...

Posted on 18 July 2023

Announcing the results of the 2023 International Green Gown Awards

We are delighted to present the winners, highly commended and finalists of the highly anticipated Awards Ceremony of the 2023 International Green Gown Awards, held as part of the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. We would like to thank Allianz Global ...

Posted on 17 July 2023

2023 SDG Accord Progress Report is Launched

The SDG Accord have published their 'Annual SDG Accord Report 2023: Progress towards the Global Goals in the University and College sector', which provides a powerful insight and call to action of the last 12 months' developments in the tertiary education sector around the world. It i...

Posted on 17 July 2023

EAUC Scotland publishes PBCCD 2021/22 analysis reports

EAUC Scotland has today published its latest PBCCD Analysis Reports for the Scottish college and university sector. With individual reports for colleges and universities, as well as one for whole sector, these reports analyse the sector's emissions reporting data to Scottish Government for the ...

Posted on 23 June 2023

Outcomes of the 2023 EAUC AGM

We had the pleasure of joining our team and Members together this morning for the 2023 AGM, at which we shared the main outcomes in our annual report and announced the five new Trustees that will be joining the EAUC Board this year. Congratulations to the new Trustees, we very mu...

Posted on 22 June 2023

University Becomes First in Wales to Reach Important Waste-Reduction Milestone

Swansea University’s commitment to sustainability and minimising waste has been recognised by the Carbon Trust. It has just become the first Welsh university to achieve the prestigious Zero Waste to Landfill certification. The Carbon Trust is a global climate consultancy driven by the missi...

Posted on 16 June 2023

SFC includes Net Zero and Environmental Sustainability within latest Outcome Agreement Guidance

Scottish Funding Council (SFC) have published Outcome Agreement Guidance for 2023-24 for both the University and College sectors which contains a new section on Net Zero and Environmental Sustainability Response (page 6; Priority Area 5). The text is reproduced in full below. Outco...

Posted on 23 May 2023

Global Sustainable Development Congress

Taking place for the first time in the Middle East at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), the Global Sustainable Development Congress brings together 1,000+ global thought leaders and innovators to discuss urgent solutions to the sustainability emergency. Challenging the u...

Posted on 10 May 2023

Finalists of the 2023 International Green Gown Awards

We are delighted to share the Finalists for this year's International Green Gown Awards! Watch a short announcement video here. Winners will be announced at the International Awards Ceremony, in association with Allianz Global Investors, which takes place virtually at the U...

Posted on 27 April 2023

Join the EAUC Board

Join the EAUC board and support us in our work to lead and empower the post-16 education sector to make sustainability 'just good business'. Position: Trustee and director Location: Remote within UK and Ireland Salary: Unremunerated with reasonable expenses paid Positions available: ...

Posted on 17 April 2023

Applications Open for the UK & Ireland Green Gown Awards

Today marks the launch of the 2023 UK & Ireland Green Gown Awards, delivered in association with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). EAUC are delighted to invite applicants from across the Higher and Further Education sectors to apply to any of the diverse array of categories, wherein you ca...

Posted on 3 April 2023

Scottish Funding Council renews EAUC-Scotland funding for 2023/24

We are pleased to announce that EAUC’s bid for funding for the next phase of its work in Scotland has been approved by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). We will deliver our new outcome agreement ‘Supporting a step-change towards environmental sustainability at Scotland's Universit...

Posted on 30 March 2023

DfE Response to the Accelerating Towards Net-Zero Report

Yesterday, the Further and Higher Education sectors were encouraged to receive a positive response from the Department for Education, regarding the Accelerating Towards Net-Zero report, which was released in 2022 as part of the Jubilee Challenge. The response was published in time for an event ho...

Posted on 29 March 2023

EAUC Scotland publishes Business Travel Guide

Following on from the Travel Better Package (2020), we are glad to be launching today EAUC Scotland’s Business Travel Guide for the Further and Higher Education sector. The guide highlights the Scottish policy and social drivers for addressing business travel emissions, and showcases best...

Posted on 28 February 2023

Applications open for EAUC-Scotland's Advisory Group

EAUC-Scotland are seeking one dedicated EAUC Member to join our Advisory Group (AG) at our Spring Forum and AGM on 30th March 2023. We are particularly looking for: A representative working on the carbon and estates side of a higher education institution Please note that the current AG mem...

Posted on 22 February 2023

Booking Opens for the 'Conversations on Climate Solutions'

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the EAUC Annual Conference 2023, 'Conversations on Climate Solutions'. This will be held at the University of Bath on 27th and 28th June. Members and Non-Members are invited to register early, whilst multi-booking discounts are available. F...

Posted on 10 February 2023

Launch of the International Green Gown Awards 2023

We are pleased to announce that the International Green Gown Awards 2023, in association with Allianz GI, are now open for applications! The Awards provide an opportunity for institutions across the world to be recognised for their outstanding, change-making efforts in sustainability that impacts th...

Posted on 25 January 2023

Flagship report accelerates Tertiary Education Sector’s path to Net Zero

First profile of carbon footprint for UK Higher and Further Education Institutions released alongside innovative framework for sector-wide carbon reporting The Royal Anniversary Trust today released "Accelerating towards Net Zero," an ambitious roadmap for carbon reductio...

Posted on 23 January 2023

EAUC & SUMS Launch New Sustainability Consulting Service

We are excited to announce the launch of a new Sustainability Consulting Service, delivered in partnership with SUMS Consulting, to offer crucial support to further and higher education in the areas of scope 1, 2 and 3 and help with building sustainability at your institution.  The...

Posted on 17 January 2023

Connected Energy announced as headline sponsors of EAUC-Scotland Conference 2023

EAUC-Scotland is delighted to announce that Connected Energy will join us as headline sponsors of our upcoming Step-Change for Sustainability Conference in Glasgow. Connected Energy’s innovative and award-winning battery energy storage solutions use second life electric vehicle batteries and h...

Posted on 6 January 2023

New short film release - The climate crisis: an education crisis

In time for COP27, Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK), Mock COP and the University and College Union (UCU) have launched a new film highlighting the impacts of the climate crisis on students, pupils, and the education workforce. The film raises awareness to the parallels of how t...

Posted on 23 November 2022

COP27: Overview of the Headlines

Over the last two weeks, we watched COP27 take place in Sharm El-Sheik as world leaders, delegates, spokespeople and sponsors gathered to address, understand and overcome the climate crisis. As seen in previous COPs, the negotiations lasted longer than scheduled, with deliberations on loss and ...

Posted on 22 November 2022

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