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.
The Sustainability Exchange is one of the many pioneering projects delivered by the EAUC. We are proud to offer the sector and our Members this ground-breaking new portal which will support those working within it on a whole new level. For EAUC Members, they can access all the benefits of Membership and all that the portal offers, all in one place!
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Jonathan is a true champion who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to embed, create a legacy for sustainability, and successfully engage his College staff to further...
Joel Cardinal is absolutely tireless, working ridiculous hours to be part of a vast range of environmental activities, from building projects to research to student societies to...
Emily has been a pioneer for the University, carving a place for sustainability initiatives, generating University-wide interest & determinedly driving sustainability up the...
GUEST is a student led environmental sustainability body who strive to engage the broader University community to promote ecological awareness and positive environmental action
From saving electricity to increasing biodiversity and pioneering the use of organic calico, Rachel engages community members, students and staff from diverse disciplines
The real question was ‘How does one embed sustainability in the ethos of an institution?' We achieved this through a whole range of initiatives
Industrial irons are frequently used by students for garment-making. They take around 15 minutes to reach useable heat and steam pressure so there is a temptation to leave them on
UEA is helping to build a demand-side power station, turning energy-intensive equipment across its campus into smart devices which can automatically adjust their energy demand
Unsustainable pressure on static infrastructure budgets from increasing energy costs threatened the direct science budget at the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre
‘A building is only as green as the people are’. This motto, created during the year, epitomises OGEC. There will always be a limit to a buildings effect on a...
Met MUnch is a student-led food network with a passion for food! It brings affordable, nutritional, local and sustainable food to student communities and beyond
Using Benjamin Franklin’s premise “Involve Me and I’ll Learn”, the College has actively involved students in a number of projects, events and activities...
The Works is a University of Manchester led employment facility providing access to training and jobs for residents in the University’s immediate communities
This project supports families in-need by transforming run-down and derelict properties into modern and affordable homes in the community.
The CSI is an independent index underpinned by sound academic research that allows suppliers to obtain a score of their social, economic and environmental sustainability...
Over 5.8 million people in about 30 countries utilise the SODIS method, but lack any UV indicator technology, necessary to ensure 100% success.
There are 2.5 billion people without access to toilets, resulting in the death of 1.5 million children annually from unclean water.
Field to fork, bringing the veg back home was the University of Brighton’s vision to see locally grown fruit and vegetables being served across all food and beverage...
Growhampton is a sustainability initiative with a big focus on food – from the seed to plate and palate, from its edible campus, to its bee hives and The Hive sustainability café
The University of Strathclyde is committed to ensuring its students make a useful and positive contribution to social and environmental challenges, locally and globally
Jointly developed by the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) and the international think-tank Sustainia, this guide includes campus sustainability case and...
The snappily named ‘SCAG’ consortium is an innovative shared services project delivering significant environmental benefits through sustainable waste management.
The Green Trail is an induction activity that raises awareness of the importance of environmental sustainability by familiarising students with the College and its grounds
The Nike Making Project brought together designers, scientists, coders & students to hack the material system & find ways of de-coupling successful design from...
PDSE is a Community Interest Company that has been set up by Plymouth University’s Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry to oversee the education of its dental students
ReFreshed is a collaborative social enterprise project between Coventry University (CU), homelessness charity Coventry Cyrenians (CC), and Coventry Trading Standards (CTS).
Jessica Saunders has woven her passion and knowledge of sustainable fashion through its flexible courses in Fashion Media, Design & Realisation, Business, Branding and...
In 2014, the University of Nottingham offered its first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) called ‘Sustainability, Society and You’
By following the below link, you will be able to find out information about ReEntry, the service delivered by Interface to ensure their products have another life beyond their use.
Mission Zero is Interface's aim to be fully sustainable by 2020. This resource gives you access to the infographic, the "What If" report and the video "There...
Nurses have limited knowledge of sustainability and are poorly equipped to deal the challenges working in a changing environment brings
Keele’s growth in sustainability activity has been astronomical, fuelled by dedicated high-level support, incredible local-level passion and engagement, and collegial...
Using HEFCE Revolving Green Funding, the University set out to show that there is life in 1960s building stock, of which there is much in the HE sector.
The aim of the Bodleian Libraries energy project was to reduce annual costs by at least £100,000 so they could continue to offer world class services to students and researchers
Bournemouth University’s Carbon Management Plan is a comprehensive programme of works aiming to meet the challenging 2015/16 target of a 30% reduction in absolute...
Assessing the global competences of students is a major challenge - and even more so, when the aim is to compare them across nations and cultures.
The implementation of the Lancaster University wind turbine project was difficult and controversial, but successfully completed in 2012.
We have a problem with Stuff. We use too much, too much of it is toxic and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be.
“Catching the Carbon Culprits” is a holistic approach to preventing energy wastage. Heat was escaping through poor insulation and lights were being left on...
The implementation of legislation and processes in EU Member States allowing the use of operational energy use data as a route to compliance with various European Directives
Combines the latest research on climate communications with road-tested communication best practices in an easy-to-use, practically applicable guide
Glasgow Caledonian University has set the wheels in motion for a project where bikes are transforming lives. reCYCLE has been recognised as contributing to a 2014 Games Legacy...
E-Collegey was launched at Uxbridge College in 2012 to boost participation in green activities and encourage awareness of sustainability issues.
In this issue, we address the current sector hot topic - waste and the effect this topic has throughout your institution.
The video of the live streaming of the 2014 International Green Gown Awards which took place in Hobart, Australia at the ACTS Conference.
The Winners' Brochure for the International Green Gown Awards 2014 which brings together the finalists and winners of these Awards which are growing globally.
Extract from the Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges 'ezine' 21/08/14 : Clarification on Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme for Scottish Universities and...
On Wednesday 29 October, I travelled across the delightful Welsh countryside to Aberystwyth University where the first ever Green Fayre in Wales, was taking place.
A presentation by Jo Matthews from the EAUC 13th Annual Conference 2009.
A presentation by Mike Barry from the EAUC 13th Annual Conference 2009.
A presentation by Jonathan Porrit from the EAUC 13th Annual Conference 2009.
A presentation by David Beards from the 13th Annual EAUC Conference 2009.
A presentation by Melanie Hunt from the 13th Annual EAUC Conference 2009.
A presentation by Chris Cowburn from the 13th Annual EAUC Conference 2009.
This European TUC guide provides advice on good practice from trade union activists across the EU on how to get going on greening their workplaces.
The guide contains video clips, insights, tips and adaptable tools for institutions to take and use, to help in the development of strategic approaches to EfS
A video created as a snapshot of the EAUC Annual Conference 2014 at Nottingham Trent University.
EAUC's Annual Report and summary from 2012 showing a year of work and achievement.
EAUC's Annual and Impact reports from 2013 showing a year of work and achievement.
Legal update for EAUC Members (September 2014) which includes batteries directive, SWMP in wales, ISO 140001, plastic bag charges.
Legal update for EAUC Members (March 2014) which includes waste regulations in Scotland, waste carrier registrations, phase 2 of the CRC, EDOC, COMAH and animal by-product...
Legal update for EAUC Members (June 2014) which includes carrier bag charges in Scotland, waste transfer notes, REACH, landfill taxes, CRC reporting window and more.
Legal update for EAUC Members (August 2014) which shines a much needed light on the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
Legal update for EAUC Members (May 2011) about the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme
Legal update for EAUC Members (July 2012) which outlines the Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012
Legal update for EAUC Members (September 2012) about the replacement of Business Link and Direct.gov
Claire Mather emailed the Members’ network to ask who has annual CSR, Sustainability, Environmental and Health, Safety and Environment Reports – see the results.
John Bailey, Sustainability Manager, University of London, shared the leaflet entitled ‘Sustainability in Halls’ with the EAUC Member network
On Monday 8 September, EAUC were delighted to be invited to the opening of the University of Gloucestershire Students’ Union “Little Green Shop”.
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.
St Andrews have created Little Green Guides, all printed on recycled paper (naturally), updated for 2014, and ready for distribution over Freshers’ Week!
How to create the ultimate sustainability business case using carbon, energy, staffing and biodiversity as examples. Also includes the top 10 things to include.
A video, set in the beautiful towns and countryside of Dorset and Hampshire, showing a variety of different cycling activities to encourage everyone to get cycling
EAUC Member responses about ESOS and whether Universities or Colleges are exempt from the scheme.
The results of a survey about recycling activity that could help universities plan their engagement for Freshers’ Week
A new, open-access journal “Visions for Sustainability” published by the Interdisciplinary Research Institute on Sustainability has been launched. The journal covers...
In May 2014, an EAUC Member requested a list of sustainability themed MSCs or MAs. This is a result from Masterstudies.com
Growhampton is a sustainability initiative with a big focus on food growing. It was established in September 2013 and is funded by the NUS Student Green Fund
EAUC is delighted and proud to announce the Green Gown Awards finalists 2014 - all vying for the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education sector.
The University of Manchester catering service strives to offer healthy, sustainable catering that is produced, processed and traded in ways that; contribute to the local...
In this book, leading sustainability educators are joined by others in reflection on the skills to survive and thrive in the challenging conditions of the 21st century.
A report from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth proposing the implementation of sustainability into the curriculum and delivery of education across the Biological Science...
This guide has been prepared as a general reference and starting point for laboratories wishing to move towards sustainable practices
This case study demonstrates how d+b facades insulated aluminium rainscreen overcladding, replacement windows and single ply overroofing at The Bournemouth and Poole College.
This case study describes how d+b facades transformed poor accommodation into a contemporary learning environment.
Carbon Credentials' experience of the EAUC Conference 2014 and their observations on energy strategies and carbon management plans for HE institutions across the UK.
Learn more about Carbon Credentials' workshop entitled 'Optimised Carbon Management'.
This thorough guide has been compiled to provide CRC participants with a detailed summary of the key information they need to comply with the current provisions of the CRC order.
An overview of what was presented at Carbon Credentials' Big Data and Sustainability workshop.
Liz Cooper, Research and Policy Manager, University of Edinburgh and EAUC Fair Trade Community of Practice Convenor, reflects upon recent research on fair trade. Link to her...
Global carpet tile manufacturer, Interface, worked with Middlesex University on the refurbishment of Fenella House, Hendon Campus, to provide sustainable and innovative flooring...
World's largest carpet tile manufacturer achieves 100% renewable energy, virtually zero water in manufacturing and zero waste to landfill at its European manufacturing...
A presentation to give you ideas for engaging staff to help deliver your organisation's environmental goals, something which can be extremely productive (or extremely...
A presentation from EAUC annual conference 2014 on the systemic approach to embedding sustainability taken by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David UWTSD
A presentation from the EAUC annual conference 2014 regarding enterprise and sustainability education.
A presentation from the EAUC annual conference 2014 on sustainable university retrofits: challenges, opportunities, user engagement and lessons learned.
An EAUC 2014 presentation which creatively explores ways of engaging staff and students with sustainability using examples from Canterbury Christ Church University's...
This session will explain how DMU’s Green Gown winning Greenview and the Smartspaces projects were developed and the lessons learnt
How can we future proof student outcomes considering that they will inhabit an increasingly complex, interconnected and dynamic world requiring them to deal with big issues?