Within the context of a university or college, biodiversity can make the world of difference to the environment in which we teach, learn and work. There are the obvious health benefits and often psychological benefits. It may also be a determining factor in the retention of staff and recruitment for students. Biodiversity, meaning biological diversity, encompasses the variation of life on earth and in its simplest form, it is measured by the number and variety of species in an area.
On a world scale the rate of loss is now recognised to be a cause for serious concern, requiring concerted international action to prevent continued loss of biodiversity. Biodiversity may appear an abstract term but it has an effect on us in many ways and on a variety of levels. Biodiversity can contribute to many aspects of human wellbeing, from providing us with raw materials to contributing to our health.
If you would like to learn more about managing biodiversity at your institution then why not view our Biodiversity Guide. This practical guide is supported by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES).
If you would like to connect with other EAUC members interested in biodiversity, join the EAUC's Biodiversity Community of Practice. This group is for EAUC members only. Find out more.
This presentation is from the “Challenging Connections” EAUC Annual Conference 2015, Further Education Summit and presented by City College Plymouth.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how University of Dundee has been rated number one in Scotland and in the UK Top 10 for the past 5 years.
This example is an infographic from University of Leicester and is the Environment Team's Sustainability Scorecard for 2013/14
Dirt! The Movie is an excursion into the realms of soil, the number one lifegiver on Earth...It's fundamentally important ecological functions, our poor understanding of...
This is the fourth in a series from Bill Mollison's "Global Garden", centered around urban life.
This is the third in a series from Bill Mollison's "Global Garden", centered around cool climates.
This is the second in a series from Bill Mollison's "Global Garden", centered around dry lands.
This is the first in a series from Bill Mollison's "Global Garden", centered around the Tropics.
This is a film based on the best selling photography book, "The Earth from the Air".
The 2014 Green Gown Awards Winners’ Brochure which explores the journeys all these institutions have taken.
Over December 2014 the EAUC created a series of resources to inspire and keep sustainability at the forefront of everyone’s minds during the festive season.
Students have improved the green space on the campus enabling the public to see ‘outside’ what students learn ‘inside’ by creating a Sculpture Trail and...
From saving electricity to increasing biodiversity and pioneering the use of organic calico, Rachel engages community members, students and staff from diverse disciplines
Keele’s growth in sustainability activity has been astronomical, fuelled by dedicated high-level support, incredible local-level passion and engagement, and collegial...
E-Collegey was launched at Uxbridge College in 2012 to boost participation in green activities and encourage awareness of sustainability issues.
The Winners' Brochure for the International Green Gown Awards 2014 which brings together the finalists and winners of these Awards which are growing globally.
A presentation by Chris Cowburn from the 13th Annual EAUC Conference 2009.
Legal update for EAUC Members (September 2012) about the replacement of Business Link and Direct.gov
A quarterly briefing paper which is submitted to AUDE members which ensures the voice of the EAUC and its Members are heard at this strategic level. September 2014 issue.
A quarterly briefing paper which is submitted to AUDE members which ensures the voice of the EAUC and its Members are heard at this strategic level. May 2014 issue.