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Opportunity for Entrepreneurial Students and Graduates

Join NACUE’s Student Enterprise Conference 17-18 Feb at #SEC2018  See what they got up to at #SEC2017 here. Check out this year’s amazing line up of speakers here including 3 outstanding TEDx speakers.  The full schedule is available online h...

Posted on 11 January 2018

Groundwork Youth recruiting young green leaders across the UK - applications open!

Do you know a young person with an interest in their local environment looking to develop their leadership skills?   Groundwork Youth is a Groundwork UK initiative empowering young people and community groups to work together to tackle the issues affecting the places where they live. To achie...

Posted on 5 January 2018

Call for sustainability-orientated New Year's resolutions

We want to inject a bit of fun into the wind down for Christmas by collecting some really good sustainability-orientated New Year’s resolutions that we can turn into graphics and suggest as simple changes for people to make in 2018 to help people, planet and prosperity.   Please send us...

Posted on 19 December 2017

NUS SDG Teach In

On the 19-23 February 2018 the NUS are holding their first ever "SDG Teach In" to raise awareness of why the Sustainable Development Goals should be at the heart of further and higher education, and help catalyse the change needed to make this happen. They are asking lecturers and teach...

Posted on 19 December 2017

EAUC calls for mandatory carbon reduction targets 

Last week the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) submitted a response to the Government consultation 'Leading by example: cutting energy bills and carbon emissions in the public and higher education sectors'.  The response was informed by polling of our ...

Posted on 12 December 2017

We now invite you to submit 2018 Annual Conference workshop proposals

Share your ideas and good practice by submitting either a campus or academic workshop proposal! We’re currently in the planning stages for the 22nd EAUC Annual Conference on the 19 - 21 June 2018 at Keele University. Workshops/sessions will run on 20 - 21 June 2018 only. We invite abstra...

Posted on 8 December 2017

QAA Quality Code for Higher Education Consultation

Sector response required EAUC are developing a sector response to the consultation on the review of the QAA Quality Code for Higher Education [http://www.qaa.ac.uk/newsroom/consultations/consultation-on-the-uk-quality-code-for-higher-education]. We believe more focus should be given to le...

Posted on 6 December 2017

Honorary Fellowship of the Society for the Environment

The Society for the Environment recognises Environmental Science Professor for "contributions of the highest level". University of the West of England (UWE) Professor, James Longhurst CEnv, joins an exclusive group of environmental professionals and advocates as an Honorary Fellow of th...

Posted on 4 December 2017

University of East Anglia Commits £1m to lowering CO2 Emissions

University of East Anglia (UEA) have committed to achieving a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020 and as part of this process have appointed leading energy firm Vital Energi to deliver a range of energy saving measures.   The £1million contract will see Vital Energi deliver a range o...

Posted on 1 December 2017

Lincoln College Group making substantial saving through LED lighting upgrade

The college group used £704,849 of Salix interest free funding to replace 7,000 inefficient light fittings throughout their estate, resulting in significant carbon and financial savings. The major lighting upgrades were carried out in 23 buildings across the College Group’s 3 campuses...

Posted on 1 December 2017

University of Reading fume cupboard ventilation result in impressive carbon & financial savings

The University of Reading identified fume cupboards that had been running 24/7 since they were installed, and by investing a total of £1,010,000, they undertook a programme of works to improve the efficiency of these fume cupboards. Funding for the project included £187,000 of interest-f...

Posted on 1 December 2017

The University of Strathclyde becomes first university in Scotland to adopt JUMP

The University of Strathclyde will become the first Scottish university to implement the JUMP sustainability and wellbeing employee engagement programme.   The University will launch a 5 month pilot of the JUMP programme for 250 employees from January 2018.  JUMP will form part of the Un...

Posted on 29 November 2017

Leadership in Sustainability now embedded within Scottish Outcome Agreement Guidance from SFC

Building upon the strong partnership between the EAUC and Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the EAUC-Scotland team have been working with the Outcome Agreement team at SFC to further commitment to sustainability at a senior level. This activity is now reflected in the Outcome Agreement ...

Posted on 21 November 2017

Loughborough University study reveals how Forest Schools can benefit children's development

Study reveals how Forest Schools can benefit children’s development 18 October 2017Forest Schools are a growing phenomenon in the UK, but what impact does getting children outside of the classroom have on their overall development? Researchers at Loughborough University hope to find out. Th...

Posted on 20 November 2017

EAUC heads to Kyoto to give keynote speech

EAUC CEO Iain Patton will be the keynote speaker at a prestigious conference in Kyoto, Japan next month. Iain will be the only speaker from Europe in attendance at the Asian Conference on Campus Sustainability and Kyoto University’s fifth International Symposium for the Establishment of Sustai...

Posted on 20 November 2017

UK's biggest university solar project switched on at University of Sussex

Caroline Lucas MP, was joined by staff member Jolyon Western and PhD student Anna Watson to officially flick the switch on 3,000 solar panels at the University of Sussex; the biggest solar project in UK higher education. More than 3,000 solar panels were switched on at the University of Sussex to...

Posted on 20 November 2017

Time Running Out to Effectively Transpose EU Environmental Acquis into UK Law

The Society for the Environment, alongside six other professional bodies within the Environmental Policy Forum (EPF), warn that time is running out to effectively transpose EU environmental acquis into UK law. The EPF is a network of UK environmental professional bodies and learned societies prom...

Posted on 20 November 2017

Universities and Colleges set their sights on Global Goals at sector-leading Awards

Colleges and universities alike won big at the prestigious Green Gown Awards held on Wednesday 15th November. Organised by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the ceremony was held at Manchester’s magical The Monastery, in conjunction with the University of Manc...

Posted on 20 November 2017

Official Opening of £14.8m Oxford Energy Project

The £14.8m Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Energy Project was officially opened on Friday 10th November by Oxford East MP, Anneliese Dodds.  OUH Chairman, Dame Fiona Caldicott, CEO, Dr Bruno Holthof and Vital Energi’s Ashley Malin were also in attendance.   I...

Posted on 17 November 2017

NUS project canvassing the views of student on issues relating to each SDG launches

Over the next 17 months NUS will be asking students for their views related to each of the SDGs.   There are 17 Goals that are an internationally agreed set of goals focusing on elements of sustainable development. Each government has signed up to, and are responsible for, taki...

Posted on 7 November 2017

EAUC-Scotland launch UK-wide workshop series to engage Professional Departments

EAUC-Scotland have launched a UK-wide series of workshop webinars to engage professional departments in sustainability as part of a larger project. They are also offering to write case studies for institutions with any relevant projects. This project aims to understand and encourage e...

Posted on 7 November 2017

EAUC announces 3 new key projects

The EAUC today announces three exciting new projects to be delivered in collaboration with sector partners. The projects are designed to provide inspiration, guidance and support to a wide range of EAUC members in leadership, campus, academic and research positions. This is further to our request fo...

Posted on 25 October 2017

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

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