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New Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University

Sir John Peace has today been announced as the new Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University.   Sir John is the Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, and has had a long and distinguished career across the technology, financial services and retail sectors.   He is currently Chairman of gl...

Posted on 23 October 2017

The Last Straw: sign the pledge

NUS has launched #TheLastStraw – a campaign to stop the use of single-use plastic straws in students’ unions and beyond and here’s how you can help… https://www.nus.org.uk/thelaststraw  

Posted on 23 October 2017

Garbage Guzzler Trial Success at Mansfield College

Mansfield College, Oxford, produces more than 500 meals a day for its staff, students and visitors. Its kitchen produces food for breakfasts, lunches and dinners in its main hall and for other more intimate dining areas, including a new cafe.   In early 2017, the College took a Garbage Guzzle...

Posted on 23 October 2017

Is this small printing company in Oxford the greenest in the world?

Oxford green printing company Seacourt is a world-renowned sustainable, triple Queens Award winner using waterless printing technology. Recognised by EMAS as a leader within the circular economy. Find out more here in inews' article. 

Posted on 23 October 2017

The University of Manchester launches new interactive tree trail

The University of Manchester launches a new interactive Tree Trail to encourage staff, students and the local community to get outside and discover more about the trees around them. The Tree Trail is a project led by the Environmental Sustainability team, who have worked closely with Urban Green ...

Posted on 13 October 2017

Government launch Clean Growth Strategy

Yesterday, the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy released the much anticipated Clean Growth Strategy. Some of the key policies and proposals in the strategy are listed below. One of the main elements for the public sector is the introduction of a volu...

Posted on 13 October 2017

Let's talk energy storage

The growth in sustainable energy technologies will come under the spotlight at a University of Brighton ‘Energy Storage’ evening. The event, on 19 October in Cooksbridge, near Lewes, is being organised by the University’s Green Growth Platform. Its aim is to promote best practic...

Posted on 11 October 2017

Unlock the secret to a sustainable energy future

As the UK government focuses on moving away from unsustainable power sources, how ready are we for a renewable energy future? University of Winchester, in partnership with Winchester Action on Climate Change, welcomes Chris Miles, Green Energy Business Leader, for a thought-provoking enterprise l...

Posted on 3 October 2017

Call for Environmental and Sustainability Risk Think-Tank Volunteers

Unique opportunity to join a 6-month cross-sector Task and Finish Group to path-find and develop guidance on opportunities and resilience in environmental and sustainability risk management Task and Finish Group including EAUC, HE Business Continuity Network (HEBCoN), and HE Risk Network EAUC...

Posted on 2 October 2017

Brite Green reveal HE carbon reduction may not be enough

Research published by sustainability consultancy Brite Green shows universities in England have achieved their best year-on-year reduction in carbon emissions to date, although the sector is still not on track to meet the 2020 HEFCE target.   Key findings of the report: Total emissions fo...

Posted on 2 October 2017

TUCO Launches dedicated waste management framework

The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has launched a dedicated Sustainable Food Waste Management contract for the higher education and public sector. The contract has been developed in response to in-depth research conducted with Footprint which revealed that food waste costs the education sec...

Posted on 29 September 2017

Recycling - what is it good for?

It’s currently Recycle Week – run by Recycle Now the national recycling campaign for England, supported and funded by Government, managed by WRAP and used locally by over 90% of English authorities.   This is the 13th year of the campaign, and the theme for 2017 Recycle Week is &l...

Posted on 28 September 2017

New Leadership Foundation project

The Leadership Foundation are looking for 8 Higher Education Institutions from England, Wales or Northern Ireland to take part in their Integrated Thinking and Reporting project. Funded by HEFCE and HEFCW, the project will explore integrated thinking and reporting in a collaborative environment with...

Posted on 25 September 2017

Hard Rain Project wins prestigious award

UK-based Hard Rain Project wins prestigious international sustainable development award The Hard Rain Project, a UK-based education for sustainable development programme, has been selected as one of the three winners of the international UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development...

Posted on 25 September 2017

Countdown to Climathon is on

Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change hackathon which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 27 October 2017. It brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. Climathon attracts innovat...

Posted on 22 September 2017

The countdown is on to the Enactus World Cup

72,000 young social change makers compete to make the world a better place A GLOBAL community of aspiring young social entrepreneurs converge on London later this month to take part in the international finals of the prestigious 2017 Enactus World Cup. The event is the culmination of 12 months of...

Posted on 21 September 2017

Close of Salix Funding Round for Higher and Further Education Institutions

This is a reminder that applications for the 2017/18 funding round will close on 27th October 2017.   Salix Finance has interest free funding available for energy efficiency projects in Further and Higher Education Institutions. Salix funding is available for over 100 energy-efficiency techno...

Posted on 21 September 2017

Have your say on disposable packaging

The Environmental Audit Committee is relaunching the inquiry into disposable coffee cups and plastic bottles. The inquiry will look at what actions are being undertaken by industry and Government to reduce waste generated by coffee cups and plastic bottles, and investigate possible solutions. ...

Posted on 18 September 2017

SDG Accord Launches in Vancouver

Iain Patton, CEO of the EAUC, has today launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accord in Vancouver, Canada.  This global initiative is to ensure the SDGs are embedded throughout across post-16 education.  This initiative was born from members' ideas at the EAUC Confe...

Posted on 9 September 2017

RELX Group Sustainable Development Goals Resource Centre

The SDG Resource Centre showcases the latest in science, law, business, events and more that can help drive forward the SDGs, drawing on content from across the whole of our company and from key partners as well. The aim is to support the UN in implementing the SDGs and to broaden awareness and unde...

Posted on 7 September 2017

Enactus World Cup

26th-28th SEPTEMBER 2017, EXCEL, LONDON Every year a select group of 3,500 student, business and academic leaders from around the globe meet at Enactus World Cup to showcase the entrepreneurial action and shared innovation that transforms lives and creates a better future. This is your invitation...

Posted on 7 September 2017

Fife College win Kingdom FM Award for Green Salon

We would like to congratulate Fife College and Christine Laing for their win as Best Green Initiative at the Kingdom FM Local Hero Awards held at the Rothes Halls in Glenrothes.   Christine Laing, Sustainability Advisor for the College, was nominated for the award by the C...

Posted on 5 September 2017

Ahead of the curve: what is UK post-16 education doing on the electricity front?

The UK government is bringing in huge electricity changes over the next year. This will make it easier for anyone to make, use, store and sell electricity – saving consumers a potential £17 – £40 billion by 2050.   This is undoubtedly an attempt to bring the energy ind...

Posted on 5 September 2017

University of Brighton scientist says Government is too slow on car pollution

A top Brighton scientist has criticised the Government’s plans to ban new diesel and petrol cars from 2040 as "just too long" a wait. Dr Kirsty Smallbone, head of the University of Brighton’s School of Environment and Technology and a lead researcher on air pollution, urged ...

Posted on 22 August 2017

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