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EAUC Welcomes New Fellows and Honorary Fellows

Launched in 2017, the EAUC Fellowship strives to recognise that our members are at the heart of the organisation and their expertise is highly valued within the sector. We created this Award as part of EAUC Strategic Goal No.5 - Stronger Community – improved member engagement and recognition. ...

Posted on 4 August 2022

EAUC Annual Conference 2022: Conversations on Climate Action

It is our pleasure to invite you to the EAUC's 2022 Annual Conference, taking place Tuesday 8th to Wednesday 9th November at Loughborough University. We are thrilled to deliver this event to our members and partners face-to-face, for the first time in too long! Bookings made...

Posted on 18 July 2022

Announcing the 2022 Finalists of the Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland

The Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland, in association with UKRI, are delighted to present the 84 Finalists, representing 51 Institutions, all vying for a prestigious Green Gown Award.  Commenting on the Finalists: Professor Sir Duncan Wingham, Executive Chair, Natural Environment Researc...

Posted on 18 July 2022

International Green Gown Award Winners 2022

AllianzGI partners with International Green Gown Awards to promote exceptional sustainability initiatives at world’s universities and colleges, encouraging the next generation to take action on sustainability Winners are announced on 6 July 2022 as part of the United Nations High-Level Po...

Posted on 6 July 2022

Standardised Carbon Emissions Framework Update

Background The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Challenge was launched in February 2022 by the Royal Anniversary Trust. A part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Challenge is to develop a Standardised Carbon Emissions Framework for the UK higher and further education sector, as outlined in the D...

Posted on 1 July 2022

Announcing the 2022 International Green Gown Award Finalists

We are delighted to reveal the Finalists of the 2022 International Green Gown Awards, in association with Allianz Global Investors - with 56 Finalists from 19 countries from across the world. The winners will be announced on 6th July 2022 as part of the United Nation...

Posted on 16 June 2022

EAUC-Scotland publishes PBCCD 2020/21 Analysis Reports

EAUC-Scotland has today published its latest PBCCD Analysis Reports for the Scottish FHE sector. With individual reports for FE and HE, as well as one for FHE, these reports analyse the sector's emissions reporting data to Scottish Government for the 2020/21 academic year. The key headline f...

Posted on 15 June 2022

How going green can save your college or university money

Author bio: Russell Burton is the Director of Hillside Environmental Services, the sponsor of the 2021 Green Gown Awards ‘Reporting with Influence’ category. With a history in corporate sustainability and property management, he has developed CSR agendas for FTSE 100 businesses and Pu...

Posted on 14 June 2022

University and College Land for Carbon Project Funding Announced

EAUC has been awarded funding by the Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund (NEIRF) by the Environment Agency to pilot a project to create carbon credits using university and college land.   The University and College Land for Carbon project aims to leverage the land held within instit...

Posted on 31 May 2022

UK to Lead the Way in Climate and Sustainability Education

The Department of Education have launched a Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy for the education and children’s services systems today. This Strategy impacts all education providers, including colleges and universities in England. The overarching aim is for the UK education sector to l...

Posted on 21 April 2022

Seeking New Trustees - Join our Board

The EAUC Board is made up of 12 volunteer Trustees and Directors with experience in the Further or Higher Education sector. We have one long-standing Trustee reach the end of their tenure at the June 2022 AGM and a further trustee has retired from the Board so we will have TWO available Tr...

Posted on 13 April 2022

EAUC teams up with Storegga for Carbon Capture Development

Storegga, the independent UK decarbonisation developer, has recently entered into a memorandum of understanding with The EAUC, to support a Direct Air Capture development in Aberdeenshire. The Carbon Coalition, which is part of the EAUC, is a consortium of higher and further education institution...

Posted on 13 April 2022

UK & Ireland Green Awards 2022 Open

We are pleased to announce that the UK & Ireland Green Gown Awards 2022, in association with UKRI, are now open for applications. The Awards provide an opportunity for institutions across the UK and Ireland to be recognised for their excellent efforts in undertaking innovative and...

Posted on 31 March 2022

Calling for Sustainability Speakers

We are looking for sustainability speakers from the education sector to help diversify the range of speakers at events and conferences - both within the sector and beyond. We are particularly interested in female and protected characteristics.  EAUC are committed to equity and inclusion a...

Posted on 17 March 2022

Supporting Staff and Students

Universities and colleges around the world are supporting students and those that work in education that are being affected by the war go to these links: #ScienceForUkraine scienceforukraine.eu @Sci_for_Ukraine @Ukr_Institute ukrainianinstitute.org.uk Universities UK have released a sta...

Posted on 17 March 2022

Applications open for joining EAUC-Scotland's Office Bearers Group

EAUC-Scotland are seeking two dedicated EAUC Members to join our Office Bearers Group (OBG) at our AGM on 31st March 2022. We are looking for: A representative working on the carbon and estates side of a further education institution A representative working on the education or engagement s...

Posted on 23 February 2022

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Challenge launched to help the sector hit carbon net zero

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Challenge launched to help UK tertiary education sector hit carbon net zero An innovative new scheme has been launched by the Royal Anniversary Trust to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, asking leading UK universities and further education colleges to...

Posted on 22 February 2022

2022 International Green Gown Awards New Partner

AllianzGI partners with International Green Gown Awards to promote exceptional sustainability initiatives at world’s universities and colleges Awards' focus on encouraging the next generation to take action on sustainability aligned with AllianzGI’s commitment to shaping a susta...

Posted on 21 February 2022

DofE Sustainability & Climate Change Strategy

The Department of Education has launched a draft Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy. They have a survey to provide feedback on the draft Strategy.  In the survey they will ask you which actions set out in the strategy are the most important to you, your opinions of the overall s...

Posted on 16 February 2022

EAUC Receives ECOSOC Status

EAUC has received Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This means EAUC will have formal passes to attend the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). We present the SDG Accord Annual Report at this event, ensuring that t...

Posted on 20 January 2022

Embedding Sustainability in Scottish Apprenticeships – New Report

Apprenticeships are vital in upskilling the workforce to meet goals to tackle the climate emergency. However, there are several challenges in adapting apprenticeships to allow a system level approach to net zero transition. A collaboration between Skills Development Scotland, The Scottish Apprentice...

Posted on 15 December 2021

New Partnership with SUMS to Support the Sector

The SUMS Group Partners with EAUC to Deliver In-Depth Expertise in Sustainability to the Education Sector Higher Education specialist, the SUMS Group (SUMS), is partnering with sector leader in sustainability, EAUC, to deliver expert sustainability support to colleges and universities across the ...

Posted on 9 December 2021

Announcing the 2021 Green Gown Award Winners

Green Gown Awards inspiring and empowering our young people to visualise a better sustainable future Announcing the Green Gown Award Winners and Highly Commended Entries The Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland’s virtual Awards Ceremony celebrated the inspirational work and projects of 90 ...

Posted on 18 November 2021

Post COP26 - EAUC's Reflections

The COP26 UN climate talks in Glasgow have finished (13th November 2021) and the gavel has come down on the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed by all 197 countries. If the 2015 Paris Agreement provided the framework for countries to tackle climate change then Glasgow, six years on, was the first ...

Posted on 17 November 2021

Fiji National University launches Sustainability Plan 2021-2026

We are glad to see that EAUC member, The Fiji National University recognises the adverse impacts of climate change experienced locally and globally. Our vulnerability to climate emergency is a wake-up call for all of us to commit to take bold climate change mitigation and adaptive actions. Therefore...

Posted on 17 November 2021

Celebrating the Gold Green Apple Award achieved by EAUC-Scotland!

We are extremely proud to announce that the EAUC-Scotland team have been awarded the Gold Scottish Green Apple Award for the PBCCD Support and Lowering Carbon Emissions in the FHE Sector Project. A special recognition in achieving this award goes to our colleague, Jill Burnett, our Carbon and Estate...

Posted on 16 November 2021

At last, climate change is at the heart of education

Young people will be empowered to take action on the environment as part of new measures designed to put climate change at the heart of education. Announcing a range of measures in a speech at COP26 on 5 November 2021, Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi set out his vision for all children to be ta...

Posted on 11 November 2021

New Scottish Government Public Sector Guidance Launched

The Scottish Government has published guidance on public sector leadership for tackling the climate emergency, to accompany the changes to Public Bodies Climate Change Duties (PBCCD) reporting that come in to effect from 2022. EAUC-Scotland was part of the working group that supported the developmen...

Posted on 10 November 2021

LSE becomes the first Carbon Neutral verified university in the UK

In a first for UK higher education, the London School of Economics and Political Science has been independently verified as carbon neutral for the academic year 2020/21, for all its measured emissions. The School was verified by global certification organisation BSI, against the internationally r...

Posted on 4 November 2021

EAUC is at COP26 - Daily Updates

NEW -Read EAUC's post COP26 Reflections here.  COP26 is in full swing with governments, the civil society, businesses, and international organisations are expected to agree on urgent action that will keep the planet within 1.5 degrees of heating, prote...

Posted on 2 November 2021

The Climate Action for University Chairs Guide

Following on from the Guide for Members of Governing Bodies (2018) and the Climate Action Toolkit for the Higher Education Sector (2020) that identified Higher Education specific critical elements that Vice-Chancellors and Governors should consider to advance sustainability and respond to the climat...

Posted on 28 October 2021

Climate Action ahead of COP26 from global institutions

Over 1050 universities and colleges from 68 countries have pledged to half their emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050 at the very latest, impacting over 10 million students, was announced on 28th October at the Times Higher Education Climate Impact Forum, showing the education sector’s...

Posted on 27 October 2021

Global ESD conference to bring the focus back to education after COP26

Learning for Sustainability Scotland will virtually host the global conference for the UN-recognised Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) from 16th-18th November 2021. The event will be a fantastic opportunity to build capacity for education for sustaina...

Posted on 19 October 2021

EAUC's COP26 Campaign

The COP26 summit (31 October – 12 November 2021) will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. This is an incredible opportunity for the Further and Higher Education sector to showcase the range of p...

Posted on 28 September 2021

SDG Accord Report 2021 Now Available

A global alliance of the world’s universities, colleges and sustainability networks has launched the fourth annual SDG report; ‘Progress towards the Global Goals in the University and College sector’ available here. The findings from the SDG Accord progress report this year show...

Posted on 27 September 2021

Platinum accreditation to deliver Carbon Literacy Training

Gaining momentum in 2019, when we started to see a rising interest from our members wishing to become Carbon Literate, two years down the line we are absolutely thrilled to announce that EAUC has met the requirements of the Carbon literate Organisation Standard and is now regarded as a Platinum leve...

Posted on 15 September 2021

Reflections on the latest EMR data

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has released the latest Estates Management Record (EMR) on 19th August. These environment statistics are some of the most useful and telling when it comes to assessing where the Higher Education sector is with sustainable development and emi...

Posted on 1 September 2021

Net Zero Estates

The University of Edinburgh in collaboration with a number of industry partners has published its report exploring ways in which to reach zero and low carbon targets through innovation in construction in Scottish Higher and Further Education.   The project has been funded by the Scottish Fu...

Posted on 12 August 2021

Evidence is irrefutable – collective action is needed now!

Evidence is irrefutable – collective action to stop the climate crisis is needed now!  Described as "a code red for humanity", the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that major changes due to global heating are inevitable and ...

Posted on 10 August 2021

20,000 UK Citizens now certified as Carbon Literate

As extreme weather events driven by climate change become increasingly severe, and their economic impacts increasingly obvious, the UK approaches its leadership and hosting of the COP26 United Nations climate change negotiations in Glasgow beginning on November 1st. 2021. In more positive news, T...

Posted on 6 August 2021

Climate change education rethink needed

Climate change education rethink needed to ‘avoid failing next generation’ Schoolchildren are being let down by poor climate education, despite being the generation that will feel the biggest impacts of climate change, experts have warned. In an open letter endorsed by EAUC sent ou...

Posted on 26 July 2021

University of Bristol's laboratories receive green status

The University of Bristol has become the first university in the world to achieve institutional Green Labs Certification. Each of their 990 laboratories have gained certification, through The Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) Programme which...

Posted on 21 July 2021

Green Jobs Taskforce Report

The Green Jobs Taskforce published its report, issuing a call to action on how the UK can deliver a green industrial revolution with government, business and the education sector working together. Some of the key recommendations include: publishing a detailed Net Zero Strategy and using policy t...

Posted on 21 July 2021

A review of the EAUC Global Climate 2021

Following on the success of the first-ever fully virtual EAUC global conference conducted in 2020, we were delighted to welcome over 280 delegates and speakers from 29 countries worldwide to enjoy a range of inspiring sessions at the Virtual Global Climate 2021 ran in partnership with the UN Environ...

Posted on 14 July 2021

2021 UK & Ireland Green Gown Awards Finalists

Awarding Sustainability Excellence in Extraordinary Times 2021 Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland   This year’s UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards’ Finalists, representing over 862,219 students and 156,000 staff, are leading the way with their commitment to the global s...

Posted on 8 July 2021

2021 International Green Gown Awards Winners

The winners of the 2021 International Green Gown Awards were announced on 7th July 2021 in an online bilingual ceremony hosted by Carina Mutshele, Youth & Education Officer from UNEP Kenya and Gloria Ordóñez Valenzuela from UNEP Environment Latin America and the Caribbean...

Posted on 7 July 2021

Join SocEnv Campaign to restore ecosystems

This year’s SocEnv World Environment Day theme is Ecosystem Restoration, a topic of urgent importance. Check out their website hub for resources and inspiration on actions everyone can take to help restore our ecosystems. In the UK and beyond, the Society for the Environment champions ...

Posted on 1 June 2021

WRAP’s first Food Waste Action Week conclusions

WRAP’s first Food Waste Action Week alerts UK citizens to the link between wasting food and climate change Nearly half of those who saw Food Waste Action Week 2021 messaging reported either doing something different to reduce food waste or planning to in future. Building on 2021’s ...

Posted on 18 May 2021

Scottish Climate Emergency College Statement

Scottish colleges have come together to support a new, ground-breaking statement of commitment on the Climate Emergency. The Scottish Colleges’ Statement of Commitment on the Climate Emergency highlights how college staff and students are working together to achieve a more sustainable futur...

Posted on 17 May 2021

Launch of the SECR Tool exclusively for FE Members

Following on the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) recommendation that colleges in England should submit their carbon reporting through the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR), we are now delighted to bring to EAUC FE members a SECR tool developed in partner...

Posted on 11 May 2021

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