The EAUC-Scotland 2018 Conference, A Decade of Progress, celebrated successes from the decade past, and visioned the decade ahead, to coincide with the EAUC-Scotland office’s 10 year anniversary.
Since 2008 Scotland has reached 2020 carbon reduction targets 6 years early, became one of the first nations to sign up to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and reached the stage where we can generate more than two-thirds of our electricity from renewable sources. Universities and colleges have been thriving in this landscape of sustainability progress over the past ten years.
Before the conference we asked the sector to vote for the sustainability projects that most inspired them over the last 10 years under 6 categories. Judging was undertaken to select a few of these projects to be showcased on the day. The projects highlighted are below:
University of St Andrews' project Transition University of St Andrews was selected as the Decade Highlight for Behaviour Change. The presentation given on the day is available to download from the right of this page.
Transition University of St Andrews is a diverse network of people with a common vision of a university and town that exemplify the values and practices of sustainability through scholarship, community and climate action. It is a hub for sustainability activity in St Andrews in projects and actions to reduce carbon footprints by practical sustainable activities. We support the community – not just students – in low-carbon living and practical activities to make our town more resilient. Our core projects are organised around smarter travel, zero waste, local food, and knowledge & skills.
Projects initiated by Transition St Andrews are:
EAUC-Scotland held their fifth conference on the 16th October 2018 at the City of Glasgow College. Find all resources from the Conference using the tag EAUCS2018, and find out more about the event on the Conference webpages.