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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

The Royal Anniversary Trust today released "Accelerating towards Net Zero," an ambitious roadmap for carbon reduction in the tertiary education sector. The report offers a robust profile of the tertiary education sector’s carbon footprint – the first of its kind &ndas...

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

EAUC-Scotland opens bookings for Step-Change for Sustainability Conference

We are delighted to announce that EAUC-Scotland’s "Step-Change for Sustainability" Conference will take place on 9th February 2023 at the Technology and Innovation Centre at University of Strathclyde.      EAUC Interim CEO Fiona Goodwin says, "Scottish univ...

Posted on 18 November 2022

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

Last night we attended the fantastic Awards Ceremony of the 2022 UK & Ireland Green Gowns, which was delivered in association with UKRI and hosted by Loughborough University. We gathered in person for the first time since 2019, with delegates, nominees, and supporting partners to ...

Posted on 9 November 2022

Announcing our new CEO

We are delighted to inform you that Charlotte Bonner will be our next CEO! Our Chair, Jim Longhurst says: "The Interview Panel met on the 17th of October to interview 5 candidates from a long list of some 50 applicants. At the end of the process the Board had identified a number of appointa...

Posted on 3 November 2022

Bringing Youth to COP27

We believe that the world is today better placed to grasp the science of climate change, the geopolitics of progress, and the sociocultural diversity that must be respected to achieve sustainable development. The EAUC knows that the time to step up is urgent and that our resources to harness peopl...

Posted on 27 October 2022

Re-launch of the Sustainability Leadership Scorecard

Today sees the re-launch of EAUC & AUDE's Sustainability Leadership Scorecard (SLS), with a new look and feel and easier access. It exists to be a free, online and available to all AUDE and EAUC members.  All previously entered data has been retained which members can access and ame...

Posted on 4 October 2022

EAUC CEO Recruitment

The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education - EAUC - has a unique opportunity to be our CEO. Are you that person? About the Role You will inspire and motivate the team in realising our highly ambitious and dynamic vision and values. You will develop strategies and implement acti...

Posted on 1 September 2022

Standardised Carbon Emissions Reporting Framework - Sector Feedback

As part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Challenge, the Department for Education (DfE) commissioned the EAUC to develop a Standardised Carbon Emissions Reporting Framework for Further (FE) and Higher Education (HE) institutions, in collaboration with sector bodies which include GuildHE, Uni...

Posted on 31 August 2022

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

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

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 Public Sector a...

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

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