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.
Collaboration is key for sustainability progress. To showcase good examples of collaboration we invited sector members to put themselves forward to briefly share the story of a successful partnership between their institution and a private or third sector organisations which has driven forward sustainability progress, in a joint presentation with the partner organisation on the day. The Partnerships were:
Bright Green Business's Environmental Placement Programme with Edinburgh College
British Heart Foundation's Pack for Good Campaign with Heriot-Watt University
Green Rewards' JUMP Programme with University of Strathclyde
The University of Strathclyde partnered with Green Rewards to deliver JUMP, an engagement programme focussed on encouraging sustainable and healthy behaviours in staff and students. This was trialled with staff throughout 2017. The platform asks individuals to join teams and earn points from actions relating to energy saving, recycling and waste, sustainable labs, Volunteering and charity work, cycling, personal wellbeing, cycle safety, walking and being a 'Strathclyde hero'. The points add up towards donations to charities and vouchers for participants to use in local shops and cafes. There is a functional mobile app and a leaderboard listing each team's progress. Individual contributions can also be monitored. The programme has the capacity to link up with events that are happening across the university and can be used as a way to promote sustainability activities as well. The uptake is high with 46% of in scope employees signing up to the pilot resulting in 6,517 positive actions recorded, 3,070 disposable cups diverted from landfill and 15,000kg of carbon emissions avoided.
The joint presentation is available to download from the right of the page.
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.