Who We Are


The EAUC is the environmental and sustainability champion within Further and Higher Education in the UK and Ireland. We are a Member association supporting Universities and Colleges across the UK and Ireland.

Over the last five to ten years, there has been an increasing awareness within the Further and Higher Education sector of the need to address environmental issues both operationally, as businesses, and within the curriculum. As a result, an increasing number of staff have been given responsibility to progress the environmental agenda, either as dedicated environmental advisors or as part of an existing post.

Membership of the EAUC has grown in number as a result of commitment to environmental and sustainability issues within the FHE sector. With around 300 institutional members, the EAUC is an influential voice within the sector.

For further details on our Governance please click here.

Our History

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges was launched in 1996 with the aim of raising the profile of environmental management and facilitate improvement of environmental performance in member institutions.

Initially this was achieved through:

  • Providing a forum for the sharing of experiences and information between individuals from different colleges and universities.

  • Disseminating good practice on environmental issues, campus greening and curriculum greening.

The Association has developed its services over time to support its members in increasingly pressured jobs. The EAUC aims to ensure that its members have access to important information relating to environmental legislation, technologies, best practice and research to enable each university and college to improve its environmental performance.

The EAUC became a Registered Charity (Number: 1106172) and an Incorporated Limited Company (Number: 5183502) in 2004.

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