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:
South Lanarkshire College's Promoting Sustainable Behaviours as a Strategic Priority approach was selected as the Decade Highlight for Whole Institutional Approaches. The presentation given on the day is available to download from the right of this page.
Promoting Sustainable behaviours is a key priority for the college. It is embedded as an objective every year in managers' annual operational plans. Sustainability also features as one of the college's core organisational values to underscore its importance. The College's Sustainability group has representation from all departments and faculties and engages with suppliers and sub-contractors to cover the supply chain and procurement.
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.