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A key part of the Sustainability Exchange is encouraging dialogue and sharing of ideas and approaches whether through resources, forums or other online methods. Inspired by this principle we created a range of 'exchanges' which are short, free, lunchtime webinars on a variety of interesting topics.

All of our webinars are recorded and turned into podcasts so if you miss one or want to share it with colleagues, you'll find them all here! Book onto an upcoming webinar.

 

  • Closing the Energy Performance Gap (exchange webinar) – 8th March 2017

    Join Carbon Credentials’ experts to explore how quick-win, low-cost energy savings can be achieved through improved building control, and staff, student and tenant engagement.   It is widely acknowledged that the majority of both modern and older buildings are not run and maintained in the m...

  • The Use of SharePoint in ISO Management Systems (exchange webinar) – 3rd March 2017

    Lancaster University use SharePoint to manage and enable document control in their ISO 14001 & 18001 management systems. Whilst not perfect, Lancaster have found SharePoint to be a quite effective system for document management, control  and tracking and ensuring all relevant people have access t...

  • Diffusion into the Core: Living Labs as the Primary Pedagogy (EAUC Webinar) – 20th February 2017

    This webinar was originally due to take place on Wednesday 14th December 2016 and has now been rearranged .  This webinar explored 3 leading examples of Living Labs through the perspectives of Katja Brundiers & Fletcher Beaudoin. Katja spearheaded formalisation and expansion of the ‘Seed...

  • How do you write a good Sustainability Report? Tips for Higher Education (Green Gown Award webinar) – 7th December 2016

    For the last 8 years PwC UK, supporter of the 2016 Green Gown Awards Sustainability Reporting category, has been analysing sustainability reporting in both the private and public sectors, and sharing the insights gained from this analysis as part of their company’s purpose: to build public tru...

  • Making a Difference: Universities as Living Labs and Agents of Change (EAUC Webinar) – 26th October 2016

    John Robinson, Professor at the University of Toronto and former Associate Provost of Sustainability at The University of British Columbia, has an international reputation in the areas of urban sustainability, citizen engagement, education for sustainable development and developing the campus as a L...

    Tag: living labs

  • A Living Labs Dialogue (EAUC Webinar) – 24th August 2016

    LiFE Frameworks: Learning & Teaching, Student Engagement, Community and Public Engagement With the support of our members, the EAUC has launched a national project on Living Labs. We invite academics, operational staff, and students from all institutions to learn more about Living Labs and have a...

    Tag: living labs

  • Building Student Muscle (Green Gown Award webinar) – 10th August 2016

    Building Student Muscle - letting them do the hard work so you don’t have to! LiFE Frameworks: Student Engagement An hour with the University of Leicester Environment Team and Student Union Sabbatical Officers as they share their ideas and experiences of giving power back to students. 20...

  • Green Labs Why, what, how, and next? (Green Gown Award webinar) – 19th October 2016 to 1st August 2016

    LiFE Frameworks: Learning and Teaching Why should I attend? This webinar was led by Martin Farley, Research Efficiency Officer at King's College London, who won the Sustainability Professional Award at the 2015 Green Gown Awards for his work pioneering innovative projects in a largely untapped a...

  • Adaptation Part 3: Integrating adaptation into normal business activities – 27th July 2016

    AECOM, in partnership with the EAUC, will be delivering a webinar looking at how higher and further education organisations can integrate their findings from climate change risk assessments and adaptation assessments into normal business activities. This webinar is complimentary to the two adapta...

    Tags: climate change | business case | adaptation | AECOM

  • EAUC Sustainability Leadership Lab – 20th July 2016 to 22nd July 2016

    This event is by invitation only and is now fully booked.

  • Adaptation Part 2: Public Bodies Climate Change Reporting and identifying existing adaptation action – 20th July 2016

    This webinar is the second of two adaptation presentations delivered by Adaptation Scotland, with part one providing an introduction to adaptation and Adaptation Scotland’s ‘Five steps’ guidance. Part two will focus on providing advice on completing the adaptation section of the...

    Tags: webinar | climate change | Scotland | resilience | Public Sector Reporting | adaptation | Adaptation Scotland

  • Adaptation Part 1: Definitions, the process and getting started – 13th July 2016 to 12th July 2016

    This webinar is one of two adaptation presentations delivered by Adaptation Scotland. Part one will offer an introduction to climate change adaptation, from what it is (and isn’t), to a look at the policy context and what is involved in working through an adaptation process. Ideas for &lsqu...

    Tags: webinar | climate change | Scotland | resilience | adaptation | Adaptation Scotland

  • The Carbon Scenario Tool - Webinar – 30th June 2016

    The Carbon Scenario Tool has been developed as a joint funded project between the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Funding Council. The tool was designed principally to manage, report and forecast carbon emissions for the University’s estate and operations. It contains the facility to ...

    Tags: webinar | climate change | estates management | carbon reduction | scottish funding council | tool | carbon management | University of Edinburgh | scenario | forecast | carbon scenario tool

  • Sustainability Qualities: Learning not Listening (Green Gown Award Webinar) – 22nd June 2016

    LiFE Framework: Learning and Teaching This session explored what teaching ‘sustainability’ might look like in the Humanities, and considered if supporting students to actively know-with (not passively know-about) can create sustainability literate graduates. Why should I attend? I...

  • EAUC Biodiversity Event “Delivering biodiversity at universities and colleges” – 23rd March 2016

    This event will officially launch the new Biodiversity Guide and Biodiversity Community of Practice (CoP).  There will be a number of presentations and workshops throughout the day on managing and delivering biodiversity on campus, such as biodiversity monitoring across urban institutions and bio...

  • NUS: Divest-Invest Webinar (exchange) – 10th February 2016

    LiFE Frameworks: Leadership In this webinar, Jamie Agombar, Head of Sustainability at NUS, will discuss the reports recently published as a result of the FOI requests on student and staff attitudes towards divestment and renewables. Why should I attend? In this webinar Jamie Agombar will outl...

  • Managing your e-waste: putting your old devices to good use ('exchange' webinar) – 3rd February 2016

    LiFE Framework: Resource Efficiency and Waste According to UN reports, e-waste is the fastest growing waste stream, worldwide. Does your college or university find itself lacking a solution for its e-waste? Why should I watch this podcasr? This podcast will give you ideas about how you can ma...

  • Not Too Many Irons in the Fire creative approaches to saving energy (Green Gown Award Webinar) – 18th November 2015

    LiFE Framework: Learning and Teaching Industrial irons are frequently used by students and then left on, wasting up 400 kWh per year. LCF raised awareness of this waste throughout the institution and most effectively, in the classrooms.  Why should I attend? In this webinar you will learn abo...

  • ESOS Compliance (EAUC Webinar) – 13th November 2015

    LiFE Frameworks: Utilities and Procurement and Supplier Engagement ESOS compliance may affect a number of universities due to the student funding source or the size of internal businesses. Join us for an informal short summary presentation from an EAUC member and Q and A session. Who is thi...

  • Salix College Energy Fund how to apply ('exchange' webinar) – 4th November 2015

    LiFE Framework: N/A EAUC Competency Level: Starting out / On the Road (what does this mean?) The EAUC hosted this webinar with Salix Finance to introduce the 3rd round of the Salix College Energy Fund. Salix presented examples of past projects, eligible technologies and a comprehensive break ...

  • Climate Change Reporting Webinar for Scottish Tertiary Education Institutions – 7th October 2015

    This free EAUC/SSN Webinar is designed for tertiary education institutions completing their Public Sector Climate Change Duties Report. The event will cover part 3 of the reporting template (Corporate Emissions, Targets and Project Data).  This 2 hour session will take delegates through this sect...

  • e-Cycle: an Electrically Assisted Shared Bicycles scheme ('exchange' webinar) – 7th October 2015

    LiFE Frameworks: Travel and Transport This webinar will divulge into the collaborative project involving six FHE’s in and around Edinburgh. Development of the e-Cycle project involving the procurement of 28 electrically assisted pedal cycles housed within the institutions. Overview of the p...

  • University Divestment: Reflecting on the Edinburgh Experience – 30th September 2015

    LiFE Frameworks: Leadership In this webinar Dave Gorman, Director of Social Responsibility & Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh, will reflect on the process the institution undertook to divest from fossil fuels. Joined by Iain Patton, EAUC Chief Executive, Dave will share his experienc...

  • How MMU successfully use Social Media to engage staff and students (EAUC Webinar) – 2nd September 2015

    LiFE Frameworks: Student Engagement & Staff Engagement and Human Resources In this webinar the Sustainability Team at Manchester Metropolitan University shared their experience of using social media to engage with staff and students both every day and for specific projects. Why should I attend?...

    Tags: engagement | staff | students | social media | Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Engaging online audiences: Tweeting in the Dawn Chorus (EAUC Webinar) – 29th July 2015

    LiFE Priority Area: Staff Engagement and Human Resources & Student Engagement An hour with the University of Leicester Environment Team on their experiences of Twitter, including top tips and relationships with other departments. A good opportunity to ask questions and share thoughts on how to e...

  • Sustainability through salary sacrifice cars: A valued benefit for employees (EAUC Webinar) – 8th July 2015

    LiFE Priority Area: Travel and Transport • Join Tusker on the road to driving down emissions with salary sacrifice cars • Learn just how sustainable a salary sacrifice car scheme is! • Offer your employees a valued benefit that’s also carbon neutral! Why should I attend?...

  • Embedding sustainability into an undergraduate curriculum at Plymouth (Green Gown Award Webinar) – 10th June 2015

    LiFE Framework: Learning and Teaching  Embedding sustainability into an undergraduate curriculum at Plymouth University Sustainability has been embedded into our undergraduate nursing curriculum using scenarios that focus on resources and waste. Design students participate and observe stude...

    Tags: health | climate | green | gown | awards | change | social | resources | innovation | natural | care

  • Brite Green carbon performance report: methodology update (EAUC Webinar) – 9th June 2015

    LiFE Priority Area: Estates and Operations  Recently, the consultancy Brite Green published a Carbon Reduction League Table for English universities. Representing our Members, the EAUC entered into dialogue with Brite Green to understand their intentions and question their methodology.  The EAUC...

  • Selling Sustainability to students: Online strategies for behaviour change (EAUC Webinar) – 27th May 2015

    LiFE Framework: Student Engagement / Learning and Teaching  The University of Nottingham have been using online learning to increase the sustainability literacy of their students (and staff). This webinar repeats a popular session at the recent "Challenging Connections" EAUC Annual Conference an...

  • Top Tips for Green Gown Awards Success – 20th May 2015

    Join in this interactive webinar to learn how to make the most of your 2015 Green Gown Awards application. Get a range of tops tips for creating a successful application, including what not to do! There is a definite art to crafting a successful award submission. So we’ve produced our top 1...

  • Serving up Success: A guide to sustainable catering ('exchange' webinar) – 25th February 2015

    LiFE Framework: Procurement and Supplier Engagement  Serving up Success: An overview of sustainable catering, including an introduction to the SRA’s pioneering Sustainable Catering Rating for University Caterers. Plus insights into sustainability on campus from Plymouth University&rsquo...

  • The transition to a circular economy: the case of Scotland (EAUC Webinar) – 11th February 2015

    LiFE Framework:  Resource Efficiency and Waste  Scotland’s zero waste plans received a big boost after becoming the first nation to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 programme: CE100. This global network of 100 companies, innovators and administrations has ...

  • Embedding innovation, enterprise and the circular economy into teaching and learning (EAUC Webinar) – 21st January 2015

    LiFE Frameworks: Resource efficiency and waste and Learning and teaching Today’s economic conditions require a change in perspective. An innovative approach is needed which integrates systems thinking and looks beyond the linear ‘take, make, dispose’ model. As the first Globa...

  • The only certification in the world of waste reduction (exchange webinar) – 14th January 2015

    LiFE Framework: Resource Efficiency and Waste The Carbon Trust Standard for Waste publicly recognises your institution’s efforts in reducing waste and provides tangible proof to your staff, student and suppliers that you are committed to making future reductions. This short lunchtime web...

  • EAUC Transport CoP Meeting – 10th December 2014

    This was a meeting for the EAUC Transport Community of Practice. This was an EAUC Member only meeting, if you would like to join this group please click here. The theme of this meeting was cycling and includes contributions from Cycle Solutions, University of Westminster and University of Greenwi...

  • Salix College Energy Fund how to apply (exchange) – 4th December 2014

    LiFE Framework: N/A EAUC Competency Level: Starting out / On the Road (what does this mean?) Salix hosted a webinar to introduce the Salix College Energy Fund. The podcast is now available. This will be useful for those looking to apply for the second release of funding. The webinar is desi...

  • Preventing Food Waste = Reduced Costs (EAUC Webinar) – 27th November 2014

    The amount of food being wasted by food service outlets is equivalent to 1 in 6 meals. Find out how to reduce food waste, its costs and your environmental impact. Hear about how Swansea University got started and has taken action to reduce its food waste and recycle more.  LiFE Framework: Resour...

  • NUS Students’ Green Fund: driving student engagement – 17th November 2014

    LiFE Framework: Student Engagement EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (what does this mean?) This is an EAUC Member only benefit How can you engage students on a mass level? Are there ways to reach across campuses and communities? Do you want to bring more students into your union...

  • NUS Students' Green Fund: engaging academics – 15th September 2014

    LiFE Framework: Student Engagement EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (what does this mean?) This is an EAUC Member only benefit 60% of students want to learn more about sustainability, and so NUS is committed to greening curriculums across the UK. In this webinar, we look at h...

  • NUS Students’ Green Fund: working with the community – 14th July 2014

    LiFE Framework: Student Engagement, Community and Public Engagement EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (what does this mean?) This is an EAUC Member only benefit Student-led greening turns students’ unions into hubs of sustainability at the heart of their wider communities. ...

  • How to Dress as a Rabbit to Win Awards (Green Gown Awards Webinar) – 10th July 2014

    How to Dress as a Rabbit to Win Awards (Creating short Award Entry Films on a Shoestring) How to create a short film to accompany a Green Gown Award bid with no budget, limited time and no media qualifications. Why should I attend? Applicants are often put off from entering a Green Gown Awar...

  • Engaging staff in social responsibility initiatives (Green Gown Awards Webinar) – 3rd July 2014

    LiFE Framework: Staff Engagement and Human Resources, Community and Public Engagement EAUC Compentency Level: Starting Out/ On the Road What does this mean? The University of Manchester’s School Governor Initiative Winner of the International Green Gown award for Social Responsibility i...

  • Sustainability in Research labs: Under looked but overtly necessary (EAUC Webinar) – 25th June 2014

    LiFE Framework: Research EAUC Competency Level: On the Road (what does this mean?) This is an EAUC Member only benefit Often consuming three to five times more energy per sq meter when compared to other buildings at universities, research laboratories are often overlooked in sustainability e...

  • Embedding ESD across the curriculum (Green Gown Awards Webinar) – 20th June 2014

    LiFE Framework: Learning and Teaching EAUC Compentency Level: On the Road What does this mean? This webinar features two projects at different institutions, University of Bristol and Plymouth University, who were both Highly Commended in the Courses category, at the Green Gown Awards 2013.  T...

  • Creating Green Graduates: Engaging students with sustainability in every step of their journey – 28th May 2014

    LiFE Framework: Student Engagement  EAUC Competency Level: On the Road (what does this mean?) This is an EAUC Member only benefit This session will holistically explore all the different ways of engaging with students from volunteering to student projects to the curriculum and student counc...

  • NUS Students' Green Fund: boosting employability skills – 19th May 2014

    LiFE Framework: Student Engagement EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (what does this mean?) This is an EAUC Member only benefit Can sustainability boost employability? In this webinar, we look at how NUS Students’ Green Fund is supporting projects which provide students ...

  • How the ‘Renewable Heat Incentive’ can work for you (exchange) – 29th April 2014

    LiFE Framework: Utilities EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (what does this mean?) What do you know about the Renewable Heat Incentive? Find out how it can help to reduce your institutions carbon emissions and energy costs. Why should I attend? For those who are unfamiliar with...

  • Paper utility: the quickest way to paper efficiency (exchange) – 10th April 2013 to 10th April 2014

    Overview You know you need to use less paper, but where do you start? Paper is used for so many different purposes it can be baffling to know where you will get most benefit from efficiency efforts. The concept of ‘paper utility’ can help. This 30 minute webinar introduced the Paper...

  • Taking fair trade further: the case of the University of Edinburgh (EAUC Webinar) – 9th April 2014

    LiFE Framework: Procurement and Supplier Engagement EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (what does this mean?) Looking for "NUS Students' Green Fund: working with the community"? Click here! University of Edinburgh are working collaboratively to take fair trade beyond Fairtrade,...

  • Fresh thinking - Food sustainability (exchange) – 4th April 2013 to 4th April 2014

    A short talk which looked to explore the complex and diverse subject area of sustainable food. Key areas which were explored: • Food sustainability • Food and health • An introduction to the Soil Association and our work • The Soil Association’s Food for Life Caterin...

  • Socially responsible public procurement - how to move forwards as a sector (exchange) – 2nd April 2014

    LiFE Framework: Procurement and Supplier Engagement EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (what does this mean?) The HE sector is experimenting with different forms of socially responsible public procurement. New initiatives are emerging. How can we go beyond Fairtrade as a sector to i...

  • Successful ‘campus-style’ travel plans (EAUC Webinar) – 19th March 2014

    LiFE Framework: Travel and Transport EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (What does this mean?) This is an EAUC Member only benefit A review of campus-wide travel planning as an integral aspect of implementing an organization-wide carbon reduction strategy. With examples from ...

  • Exploring barriers and motivations to change (exchange) – 20th February 2013 to 20th February 2014

    A short talk which explored the barriers/motivations to change and the importance of understanding the target audience before embarking on any sustainability behaviour change campaign. The session also provided inspiring examples from other organisations which have successfully changed behaviour by ...

  • Jisc 5: Reducing energy costs – 12th February 2014

    At times of tightened budgets and ever increasing demand for IT services in universities and colleges, one area of cost that can and should be tackled is the cost of energy to run the IT. This is not always easy to do, as these costs are often hidden or subsumed into other costs centres. Typically, ...

  • rootAbility: Advancing student-driven and staff-supported change towards sustainability (exchange) – 5th February 2014

    Find out how to guarantee high-impact, quality student- driven and staff-supported sustainability projects within education, research, operations and community engagement. How could you implement this in your institution? This webinar aims to share experiences from three student-driven and sta...

  • Jisc 4: Efficient buildings – 29th January 2014

    How does Green ICT help to make a building more energy efficient? In tackling the carbon and wider environmental impact of universities and colleges, the place that the physical estate has on those impacts cannot be ignored. Much of the low hanging fruit in terms of building performance improvem...

  • Jisc 3: Reduce travel through video conferencing and hybrid events – 11th December 2013

    One of the major sources of institutional carbon footprints is that arising from travel. This includes both staff travel (between split sites, for example) staff commuting, student travel (with overseas students adding a major amount) as well as academic travel for conferences, collaboration and oth...

  • Jisc 2: Improving energy efficiency in your data centre – 27th November 2013

    *Please note that the original date of the 11 December has now changed to the 27 November* Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Data centres and the high powered equipment within them are crucial to just about all aspects of university and college activity. This includes computing to support t...

  • Effective environmental reporting (exchange) – 21st November 2012 to 21st November 2013

    This webinar covered some of the issues associated with the gathering of environmental performance data as well as the communication of this information to a number of different recipients.   It was a 35 minutes verbal / visual presentation with 5 minutes for questions and answers. The material...

  • Environmental values of green walls (exchange) – 15th November 2012 to 15th November 2013

    A short talk on the environmental values of urban green walls focusing on the animal biodiversity, air quality (PM pollution), building insulation (thermal, noise and light) and human well-being. This was a live webinar which took place on the 15 November 2012. We have recorded this webinar for you...

  • Jisc 1: Engaging users – 14th November 2013

    One approach to reduce an organisation’s energy use is to engage your staff and students in these efforts. Many institutions have invested in energy dashboards and the like to show building users the amount of energy that a building is using and variations over different amounts of time. No...

  • Managing Supplier Risk through Sustainability (exchange) – 1st November 2013

    LiFE Framework: Procurement and Supplier Engagement  Speaker: Andrew Douglas,  University of the West of England In April this year CIPS Sustainability Index (CSI) was developed with the help of a number of leading University Purchasing Organisations. This webinar, presented by Professor Andre...

  • Eat Your Campus (exchange) – 24th October 2013

    Eat your campus - a project to develop Loughborough University as an edible landscape LiFE Framework: Partnership and Engagement  Speakers: Jo Shields (nee Hasbury), Sustainability Manager (Project Lead), Loughborough University and Anne-Marie Culhane, Designer/Artist, Independent Learn how...

  • "How we achieved a Silver Catering Mark" - Nottingham Trent University (exchange) – 24th September 2013

    A short webinar in which Nottingham Trent University’s Executive Chef, Ivan Hopkins, will talk through how he and his team achieved a Silver Catering Mark. The webinar will also cover: Why the Catering Mark is important to the university The reaction from students to achievi...

  • Going the extra Mile: sustainable community engagement (exchange) – 28th August 2013

    LiFE Framework: Community and Public Engagement A short webinar focusing on De Montfort University’s Square Mile project. David Hollis, the Operations Manager, Square Mile Project from De Montfort University will be exploring established ways in which tertiary education institutions engage ...

  • Staying inspired in challenging times (exchange) – 18th September 2013 to 18th August 2013

    LiFE Framework: Learning, Teaching and Research Speaker: Kirsti Norris  The role of the sustainability practitioner, champion, change agent or leader - however we describe ourselves - is essential, yet challenging on a daily basis.  We are aware of the enormity of the issues, and yet we receiv...

  • 10 things I learned integrating a higher education recycling system (exchange) – 7th August 2013

    LiFE Framework: Resource efficiency and waste A short webinar exploring the experiences of a Waste Manager whose success has led to an increased recycling rate from 20% to 90%. Learn his top tips to help you achieve the same! Daniel O'Connor, Waste Manager at Newcastle University, discusses t...

  • Interactive Biodiversity Index (exchange) – 9th July 2013

    LiFE Framework: Biodiversity A short webinar demonstrating how this practical tool from the University of Northampton can help improve biodiversity on your site. Biodiversity is the one area that has often been left out of the spotlight in sustainability plans. The SEED project has changed th...

  • How to influence behaviours using the ISM model (exchange) – 26th June 2013

    LiFE Framework: Staff engagement and human resources In order to successfully influence the way people behave, it is crucial to recognise that all our behaviour is contextualised – within the values and attitudes that we hold, the habits we have learned, the people around us, and the tools...

  • Paper efficiency in packaging (exchange) – 5th June 2013

    Overview In Europe, packaging accounts for almost half of all paper and board use. Some of this provides vital functions of protecting goods from damage and exposure to the elements. Packaging also conveys information, from brand messages to nutritional data and instructions for users. It is undoub...

  • The Sustainable University (exchange) – 5th June 2013

    LiFE Framework: Learning and Teaching Towards the sustainable university This webinar was based on a new book ‘The Sustainable University – progress and prospects’ which seeks to both challenge higher education and inspire positive change through exploration of the rich notion...

  • Behaviour Change in Carbon Management Plans (exchange) – 29th May 2013

    LiFE Framework: Utilities The creation of an ambitious carbon management plan is reliant on the implementation of innovative behavioural change approaches. This webinar explores the possible techniques and includes a number of case studies to demonstrate good practice. Details How best to a...

  • Paper Versus Digital (exchange) – 8th May 2013

    Overview To reduce the environmental and social impacts and financial costs of paper, many organisations are looking at digital delivery of information. A huge range of paper applications can be replaced by digital alternatives: online newspapers and magazines, ebooks, electronic billing, web ban...

  • ISO 50001 - the energy management 'must have' – 25th April 2013

    Ann-Marie Cornall from management systems certification and sustainability assurance provider, CICS, and Richard Hipkiss, Director at Digital Energy, discussed why energy management is becoming a necessity in this era of rising energy costs and increased stakeholder interest in an organisation's ...