The EAUC is the sustainability champion for universities and colleges in the UK. Run by members, for its members, the EAUC seeks to drive sustainability to the heart of further and higher education. We have a membership of over 200 university, college and learning and skills providers in the UK. Being Member-led, we deliver Member services and resources that continually add value and offer exclusive access to information, ideas and news from many of the projects we're involved in.
We develop and deliver Member services and resources that inspire and assist sustainability professionals in their day to day jobs as well as campaign for paradigm and policy change by individuals, institutions and governments.
People are the key to and core of our work. For them, we maintain networks of over 4,500 sustainability professionals ready to engage in dialogue. We disseminate information and resources via newsletters, websites and events and lead the way by project managing ground-breaking sustainability projects that reach out to all quadrants of the sector and bring about tangible change.
To meet the need for more specialist learning and information sharing, we seek out and launch a range of communities of practice to encourage focused and efficient networking.
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EAUC Member responses collating information on creating wildflower meadows. Includes a case study from University of Sheffield on their proposed areas for wildflowers.
EcoBCoT is a strategic initiative that started in September 2012 and has made a huge impact in its first twelve months at Basingstoke College of Technology
University of Manchester's latest video showing how they recycle cardboard at the University.
As we start a fresh new year, this edition of 'hot topic' gives you some hints and tips to help you engage your student body on their sustainability journey.
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Legal update for EAUC Members (December 2013) which includes Site Waste Management Plans Regulations, Consultation on the CRC, Scotland prepares for new Waste Regulations,...
EAUC Member responses about incorporating environmental statements into the job descriptions for all staff.
Schneider Electric has helped Kingston University conduct an energy audit to identify where savings could be made to hit their carbon emissions reduction target of 35% by 2020.
EAUC Member responses about furniture re-use and if members found WARP-it had impacted on cost savings, recycling rates and storage space requirements.
A report on Mandatory Carbon Reporting including methodology, timescales and benefits.
An EAUC Insight Guide which outlines the main barriers and problems to institutional participation in recycling schemes for retired or redundant ICT equipment.
This case study demonstrates how d+b facades helped the University of Glasgow improve their library building
This case study describes how d+b facades refurbished Chelmsford College with aluminium rainscreens, doors and high performance timber-aluminium composite replacement windows.
A short video on the Green Office Model that rootAbility have established at Maastricht University and are now trying to bring to other universities in Europe.
Details of work with English language students at Oxford Brookes University, in conjunction with their wider work on the integration of sustainability into the curriculum.
In November 2013 Sebastian Blake sent this message out the the EAUC Member-wide Jiscmail. Dear EAUC I am in the process of putting together a presentation...
The results of University of Dundee's project to explore the ways in which awareness of sustainability issues is encouraged by, accommodated within, or obstructed by, the...
“That bit extra” promotes engaging projects that has included everything from plants to pants.
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. November 2013 issue.
Job description for the Sustainability Project Officer with the NUS
A case study of how Keele University asked Lucideon (formely CICS) to certify its Energy Management System to ISO 50001.
The Finalists' brochure gives you an overview of each of our Finalists' and about their initiatives
A report on the Futures Initiative which seeks to develop sustainability perspectives in academic life at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Job description for the Recycling and Waste Minimisation Officer, University of Edinburgh
Addressing the hot topic, Green ICT and the effect this topic can have on other areas of an institution.
The University of Bristol has also created a 10 minute tutorial to introduce students to sustainability at the University and to show them the opportunities that will aid them...
Presentation and postcard describing fair trade at University of Edinburgh created by EAUC Fair Trade Community of Practice convenor, Liz Cooper for a workshop in October 2013
Prison labour – justified punishment, rehabilitation opportunity, or disciplined workforce for private industry? Paper by EAUC Fair Trade Community of Practice convenor, Liz...
Liz Cooper, convenor of the EAUC Fair Trade Community of Practice has written about the effects of non-firm actors’ interventions in agro-commodity value chains on chain...
Blog post for the Just World Institute blog asking the all important question of, what can we do as procurers of goods to prevent future factory disasters in developing countries?
Liz Cooper, convenor of the EAUC Fair Trade Community of Practice questions to what extent is SRI driven by genuine social and environmental concerns
EAUC Member responses about what other institutions set as a parking permit distance threshold for staff?
Liz Cooper, convenor of the EAUC Fair Trade Community of Practice provides this insight into the University of Edinburgh's Fair Trade Strategy 2013-14
This is the University of Edinburgh policy and the proposed amendments to the Fair Trade Policy and Fair Trade Steering Group remit, April 2013
An in-depth guide that discusses the environmental and financial issues around students taking their cars to university with them and the alternative forms of transport available.
This case study demonstrates how d+b facades provided Imperial College London with aluminium rainscreen overcladding and high-performance replacement windows.
Legal update for EAUC Members (September 2013) which includes Climate Change Levy CHP, updates to guidance on Hazardous Waste Management, updated pollution prevention guidance,...
Case study of the University of Manchester, reducing their waste and carbon footprint by introducing “Bin the Bin” schemes to encourage reuse and recycling.
Global market leader of sustainable flooring solutions, Interface, has helped the School of Management at Bradford University gain a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating...
The Green Consultancy's Technical Director, explains how ventilation systems waste energy and what you can do to reduce running costs – often with little expenditure
Fair trade Community of Practice convenor, Liz Cooper, sent out a survey to the group's members requesting their thoughts on fair trade in our institutions
This guide explains how you can assess the sustainability of different products and the companies that make them. And it outlines the right questions to ask manufacturers in...
An area of Interface Biosfera carpet tiles were used to create a separate space in the main Conference exhibition room. This area covered 5 meters by 4 meters with a variety of...
CarbonBuzz is a tool that will help you close the gap between calculations and actual building performance.
A report from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service on embedding sustainability into teaching, learning and the curriculum in the learning and skills sector.
A research report from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service on sustainability skills for growth.
A report from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service on springboards to sustainability: a review of stepping up in sustainability 2012-13.
EAUC Member responses about Keep Cup and other ways of encouraging the use of recyclable cups.
EAUC Member responses about whether power leads, video and ethernet cables should be considered WEEE.
A presentation by David Stutchfield, Energy Officer, University of Andrews about two new buildings: the Medical Sciences Building and Biomedical Sciences Annexe.
High performance science buildings at the University of California, Irvine - a presentation by Wendell C. Brase, Vice Chancellor, Administrative & Business Services
A presentation by David Somervell, Sustainability Adviser The University of Edinburgh about Sustainable Estate Development.
EAUC Member responses about the various legal update providers
A video overview of how The University of Manchester recycles printer toner cartridges.
EAUC Member responses from a question about experiences of managing halls waste and communicating instructions to students, including international students.
EAUC Member responses about PassivHaus standards
A case study about the Stockton Riverside College which was looking to inform the curriculum by developing new sustainability skills provision in partnership to collaboratively...
Case study from Truro and Penwith college on leading to learn and learning to lead: from sustainability to employability, greening the local economy
A case study from Otley College, linking employability and sustainability to enhance educational outcomes for students and promote Education for Sustainability.
A case study from an LSIS funded project at Accrington and Rossendale College where they implemented their sustainable development strategy.
Between 2010 and 2013, LSIS has provided grants to support 63 projects which aim to develop, embed and disseminate effective approaches to sustainable development. Each of...
A case study from Sussex Downs College where an online learning tool was developed (SustainIT) to minimise carbon footprint.
A case study and materials from Stockton Riverside College from a project which aimed to engage learners in sustainable activities through developing an exciting Sustainability...
Colchester Institute was looking to cultivate a sustainable one planet vision throughout the organisation by embedding a sustainable ethos within the management team which can...
A case study exploring how Bedford College built its capacity embed sustainability into all its functions, at all levels, by securing commitment and engagement from all senior...
LSIS project case study from North Warwickshire and Hinckley College of an interactive e-learning training tool, for promoting and embedding effective practice in sustainability.
A case study of New College Stamford stepping up in sustainability project.
This project focused on setting up Sustainability Champions who will take forward the sustainability agenda, engage staff and embed projects into specific curriculum areas
Gateway College’s LSIS funded project aimed to get teaching staff and young people involved with enterprise and sustainability in a fun and engaging way
A case study from Redbridge Institute of Adult Education and their project which aimed to achieve a greener future by getting learners and staff fully involved and committed to...
A case study from Nottingham Trent University's Environment Team about their journey to achieve Catering Mark standards.
A case study from South Thames College about a project that supported the engagement of the College with sustainability organisations within the local community to promote...
A case study from South Staffordshire College about their project which extended carbon reduction/energy saving activities across all campuses.
A case study from an LSIS funded project at City College Coventry where a low-cost, high-value video guide to learning for sustainability was produced.
A case study exploring how Cambridge Regional College developed and embedded learning material relating to sustainability within Academies.
This project aimed to measure the electricity consumption in 5 student residential hostels, using the results to raise awareness that individual actions can impact energy usage
A zip-file of resources from Enfield Adult Education Services, including case studies and resources about the Stepping up in Sustainability project.
A case study from an LSIS funded project called Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change which focused on embedding a sustainable development ethos within learning delivery,...
Between 2010 and 2013, LSIS provided grants to support 63 projects which aim to embed effective approaches to sustainable development. This is a case study from Lewisham College.
Between 2010 and 2013, LSIS provided grants to support 63 projects which aim to embed effective approaches to sustainable development. This is a case study from Leicester College.
Education for Sustainable Development in the Scottish College Sector - resources from a Topic Support Network.
Job Description for Wigan & Leigh College's Health, Safety and Sustainability Advisor
A job description and person specification for Dumfries and Galloway College's Research & Development Technician
A case study from Liverpool John Moores about how Ricoh has transformed its document and print management services.
Job description and selection criteria for University of Oxford's Environmental Sustainability Projects Manager
In this resource you can download and view the job description and person specification for Nottingham Trent University's Environmental Assistant, June 2013.
Responses from EAUC Members providing insight on the comparative cost analysis of bottled water coolers/heaters compared to installing mains supplied coolers/heaters
Legal update for EAUC Members (June 2013) which includes new CRC order, red tape challenge, climate change levy, industrial emissions directive
Harper Adams University has launched an innovative solution to collecting materials for recycling at its Shropshire based campus.
The project comprised design and build of an insulated aluminium rainscreen and window replacement to the seven storey Tamar Building.
The project comprised design and build of an insulated aluminium rainscreen and window replacement.
This case study demonstrates how d +b facades designed and built an insulated aluminium rainscreen covering 9,800m2 and 2,000 replacement windows.
This is a d+b facades case study on the design and build of an insulated aluminium rainscreen and replacement windows.
This case study demonstrates how d+b facades insulated aluminium overcladding and replacement windows to two two-storey buildings with projecting bays to the upper floor.
This case study demonstrates how d+b facades provided an alternative, under bugdet, approach to giving Annex's location a 'hybrid' aluminum rainscreen,...
This case study describes how d+b facades insulated aluminium rainscreen overcladding, single ply overlay roof and replacement windows to two interconnected multi-storey...
This case study describes how d+b facades comprised the design and build of an insulated aluminium rainscreen and replacement windows.
Phase 1 overcladding of the University of Bradford’s Richmond Building was completed in 2006 – Phase II was undertaken nearly 10 years later!
A case study of the work d+b facades carried out on Blackpool & The Fylde College to repair, restraint and stabilise existing external buildings.
The case study describes how d+b facades designed and built insulated aluminium rainscreens, window replacement and insulated roofing at Bedford College.