Sustainability Committees Enhancement Project

Developing leadership in Sustainability requires a whole-institutional approach. Sustainability Committees (or equivalent) offer an opportunity for individuals working in different parts of the institution to engage, communicate and take action on sustainability matters, with the support of senior management.
EAUC Scotland are looking to enhance Sustainability Leadership within Scottish institutions by providing support, guidance and assistance to develop the capacity of university and college Sustainability Committees.
Whether you would like to establish a committee, reinvigorate a dormant committee, or improve an existing committee, the EAUC Scotland Team have resources to support you.

How it works

  1. Get in touch with EAUC Scotland to discuss the situation and needs within your institution at
  2. Undertake an optional Committee Audit to assess the current condition of any existing committee
  3. EAUC Scotland will propose existing available resources and develop further support as appropriate (see below for examples)
  4. On-going support continues through networks and resources

Examples of Available Support


  • Key Stakeholders Framework
  • Facilitated Meetings with other departments (paid)


  • Communications Plan Templates
  • Network Mapping (paid)


  • One-to-one Meeting with SMT
  • Sustainability Training for targeted groups (paid)
  • Committee Terms of Reference template and example Agendas


  • Case Studies from other institutions
  • Example Strategies and Plans
  • Support and Advice Service (paid)


  • Leadership Action Framework
  • Project Mapping (paid)

Get in touch with the Scotland Team to discuss how we can help develop your Sustainability Committee.

Sustainability Committee Reporting

Effectively functioning Sustainability Committees (or similar representative structures) have been found by EAUC Scotland to be fundamental to successful cross-institutional leadership for sustainability in universities and colleges.

EAUC Scotland have produced a report to provide an update to the Scottish Funding Council on the current status of Sustainability Committees within the Further and Higher Education (FHE) sector through analysis of the information available on the Sustainability Committees currently functioning in Scotland.

The report also summarises the work EAUC Scotland did between April 2018 and March 2019 to further develop these Committees, and outlines what EAUC Scotland intend to do over the next year to further develop Sustainability Committees in the sector.

Read the Sustainability Committees Program Report – 2019
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