Events

The Sustainability Exchange brings together events from all over the sector and from our Partners and Sponsors into one place so you can search those most relevant for you. 

Also, a key part of the Sustainability Exchange is encouraging dialogue and sharing of ideas and approaches whether through resources, forums or other online methods. We do this with our 'exchanges' which are short, free, lunchtime webinars on a variety of interesting topics. Find out more about 'exchanges'.

If you can't find the event you need, contact us as the EAUC run a number of on-demand events to suit your needs. Find out more about EAUC events.

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EAUC Events

  • SECR and College Carbon Reporting – 24th February 2021

    This event will provide support to colleges in England to prepare for the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) which is now recommended for colleges to do by the ESFA. The deadline for colleges to submit their data is 31st March 2021. We will hear from Sally Farnhill and Chris Patterson...

  • Embodied carbon in HE and FE construction and procurement – 24th February 2021

    Join us for a discussion on addressing embodied carbon and scope 3 in HE & FE construction and procurement. Agenda Welcome from Chair, Joel Cardinal, Head of Energy & Sustainability, University of Warwick Presentation from Tom Spurrier, Whole Life Carbon Roadmap - Project Lead, UK Green B...

  • EAUC-Scotland Conference "Degrees of Change" – 25th February 2021

    We are delighted to confirm that EAUC-Scotland’s "Degrees of Change" Conference will be held virtually on 25th February 2021. Leadership, innovation and partnership are crucial in realising the ambition for all Scottish Universities and Colleges to be net-zero carbon by 2045 at the latest. ...

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  • Sustainable Laboratories 2 - Webinar – 2nd March 2021

    Labs can be one of the most resource-intensive spaces in our institutions.  If you joined us for our First webinar on Sustainable Labs in January, you are sure to benefit from joining us again to hear more.   If you missed that session, you can find the video and resources here.   In this sess...

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  • North West Regional Meeting – 3rd March 2021

    Agenda   Impact Score app; Ian Yates, Founder, Impact Score Scope 3 EAUC Update Roundtable

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  • London Regional Meeting – 4th March 2021

    Agenda Student sustainable diets and pandemic impact; Christian Reynolds, Researcher, City University EAUC Update including sector wide offsetting initiative and science based targets EAUC Update Roundtable (positives and challenges) ...

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  • International Green Gown Awards Masterclass – 4th March 2021

    Join us for a series of 4 webinars to showcase previous winning and highly commended projects from our last International Green Gown Awards. The International Green Gown Awards are supported by UN Environment and are open to any university or college across the world. Recognising exceptional s...

  • Community Engagement Topic Support Network – 9th March 2021

    The Community Engagement TSN will meet to discuss the net Scottish Government Net Zero Public Engagement Strategy Consultation.  We are currently collating views through our convenor John Thorne, please email any views to him in advance (j.thorne@gsa.ac.uk) and we can meet to discuss submission a...

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  • Carbon Literacy for Further & Higher Education - March FULL – 10th March 2021 to 17th March 2021

    THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED.  PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR FUTURE COURSES Session 1: 10th March - 09.30 - 13.00 Session 2:  17th March - 09.30 - 13.00 Our online Carbon Literacy course takes place over 2, half day sessions a week apart, and is a great way to ensure your staff have the knowledge ...

  • Sustainable Procurement Topic Support Network – 11th March 2021

    The EAUC-Scotland Sustainable Procurement Topic Support Network (TSN) will be meeting virtually to discuss current opportunities and challenges in the FHE sector and hear some best practice projects.  The agenda is still being finalised but topics will include: Roundtable on Sustainable Procu...

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  • Ireland Branch Meeting – 11th March 2021

    Draft agenda USI presentation Discussion: Internal award for student accreditation EAUC Update Roundtable

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  • Transport Community of Practice Meeting – 18th March 2021

    More details to follow

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  • International Green Gown Awards Masterclass – 18th March 2021

    Join us for the last in the series of 4 webinars to showcase previous winning and highly commended projects from our last International Green Gown Awards. The International Green Gown Awards are supported by UN Environment and are open to any university or college across the world. Recognising...

  • EAUC-Scotland Spring Forum and AGM – 24th March 2021

    TThe EAUC-Scotland AGM will be held on the 24th of March. This is the same format as a Forum but with voting on certain amendments to EAUC and the formal introduction of the new EAUC-Scotland Convenor who sits on the EAUC Board.  The agenda and the votes will be added here nearer the time....

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  • Green Gown Awards Virtual Ceremony – 24th March 2021

    The Winners of the UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards will be announced on Wednesday 24th March, in a Virtual Ceremony, held in association with UKRI, at 4pm. This year has seen us tackle unprecedented times and, whilst we are saddened not to be able to host a face-to-face Ceremony, we hope that yo...

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  • Carbon Literacy for Further & Higher Education - April FULL – 14th April 2021 to 21st April 2021

    THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.  Please keep a look out for further Carbon Literacy Training Courses. Session 1: 14th April - 09.30 - 13.00 Session 2:  21st April - 09.30 - 13.00 Our online Carbon Literacy course takes place over 2, half day sessions a week apart, and is a great way to ensure your st...

  • Energy & Water Management Topic Support Network – 22nd April 2021

    The EAUC-Scotland Energy & Water Management Topic Support Network (TSN) will be meeting virtually to discuss Energy Master Planning in the FHE sector and hear about some upcoming funding opportunities. Contact scotland@eauc.org.uk if you have any questions or require assistance booking your place...

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  • Midlands Sustainable Education Network – 22nd April 2021

    Draft agenda SWM Update Presentation TBC EAUC Update Roundtable (positives / challenges)

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  • Travel and Transport Topic Support Network – 28th April 2021

    The EAUC-Scotland Travel & Transport Topic Support Network (TSN) will be meeting to discuss current opportunities and challenges in the FHE community and hear some best practice projects.  The agenda is available to download below - topics include: Business travel flight emissions and polic...

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  • Waste Management TSN – 4th May 2021

    The EAUC-Scotland Waste Management Topic Support Network (TSN) will be meeting virtually to discuss approaches to tackling the issue of laboratory plastic waste. The University of Exeter forecast that the average lab bench scientist can produce up to 1 tonne of plastic waste each year. In the TSN...

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  • Carbon Literacy Training - May FULL – 5th May 2021 to 12th May 2021

    THIS SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.  Please refer to our events page for more dates. Session 1: 5th May - 09.30 - 13.00 Session 2:  12th May - 09.30 - 13.00 Our online Carbon Literacy course takes place over 2, half day sessions a week apart, and is a great way to ensure your staff have the kno...

  • Waste Community of Practice Meeting – 24th May 2021

    More details to follow

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  • Yorkshire and Humber Regional Meeting – 25th May 2021

    Draft agenda Presentation TBC EAUC Update Roundtable (challenges and positives)

  • South West Regional Meeting – 25th May 2021

    Draft agenda Presentation TBC EAUC Update Roundtable (positives and challenges)

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  • South Central Regional Meeting – 26th May 2021

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  • Carbon Literacy Training - June - FULL – 8th June 2021 to 16th June 2021

    This training is now fully booked, please check for further sessions later in the year. Session 1: 8th June - 09.30 - 13.00 Session 2:  16th June - 09.30 - 13.00   EAUC are pleased to be working in partnership to promote Carbon Literacy training. Reducing emissions relies on every single ...

  • Carbon Literacy Training - August – 11th August 2021 to 18th August 2021

    There are only 2 places left on this training course, book now to avoid disappointment. Session 1: 11th August - 09.30 - 13.00 Session 2:  18th August - 09.30 - 13.00 EAUC are pleased to be working in partnership to promote Carbon Literacy training. EAUC are pleased to be working in partne...

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  • Carbon Literacy Training - September – 8th September 2021 to 15th September 2021

    Session 1: 8th September - 09.30 - 13.00 Session 2:  15th September - 09.30 - 13.00   EAUC are pleased to be working in partnership to promote Carbon Literacy training. Reducing emissions relies on every single person in an organisation being aware of the carbon impacts of their choices, and...

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Other Events

  • London Student Sustainability Conference 2021 – 24th February 2021

    The London Student Sustainability Conference highlights student research and projects which create positive impacts in the world. The conference is entirely student-led; with opportunities for students to exhibit their work through presentations, posters and performances. The conference will take...

  • The stymieing effect of unresolved ethical issues on the conservation of biodiversity – 24th February 2021

    The conservation of biodiversity is usefully understood to be the maintenance of ecosystem health and restoration of endangered species. In this presentation we’ll examine how the two most important phrases in that definition "ecosystem health" and "endangered species" are underdetermined to t...

  • Sustainable Transformation Entry Points: COVID-19, Disruptive Changes & Sustainable Futures – 25th February 2021

    RSA City and Regional Sustainability Transitions Webinar Series Policy aimed towards sustainability transitions is beginning to have fundamental effects on how economic activity is organised across cities and regions. Growing calls in the wake of Covid-19 for a ‘green recovery’ height...

  • Boosting UK Cycling Activity: Securing the Benefits of Safe and Accessible Cycling – 25th February 2021

    With the link between obesity and the severe effects of Covid-19, plus the need to encourage social distancing on mass transit, renewed emphasis has been placed on boosting the levels of cycling activity in the UK, with the Prime minster calling for "a new golden age for cycling". Beyond Covid, comm...

  • Educating the net zero workforce: Heat Pumps Roundtable – 25th February 2021

    Please join BEIS and the AOC for a roundtable on the role of further education institutions in providing the skills needed to decarbonise heat in buildings as a part of the UK Government’s commitment to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to zero net by 2050. This roundtable is an opportunit...

  • National infrastructure for the recovery and the long term - University of Oxford – 25th February 2021

    National infrastructure is central to the UK government’s agenda for Covid-19 recovery, levelling up and achieving net zero carbon emissions. Can investment in energy, transport, water, waste and digital infrastructure actually deliver on these expectations… fast and affordably?  In ...

  • Fairtrade Fortnight: Fairtrade, the climate crisis and engagement – 26th February 2021

    For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks. mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and unde...

  • Making Decarbonisation Fair – 1st March 2021 to 4th March 2021

    Making Decarbonisation Fair is a free online conference, which will bring together >200 actors and academics from diverse perspectives to explore current barriers and possible solutions, and who needs to do what to ensure the global bid to reach net-zero emissions does not adversely affect vulnerabl...

  • Between a rock and a wet place: putting carbon back into geological storage - University of Oxford – 1st March 2021

    The cycle of carbon between the Earth’s surface and its deep interior is a key component of our goldilocks planet. Without it we would not have life or water on the planet today. Natural carbon burial has provided us with the fossil fuels we have used to develop our technologically advanced so...

  • Cultural Adaptations Conference – 2nd March 2021 to 5th March 2021

    The Cultural Adaptations conference will take place online from 2-5 March 2021. Over four afternoons, this inspiring event will feature participatory works, explore wider knowledge and international experiences of how creativity can help us adapt, and share learnings from our project activities in f...

  • Panel: The climate crisis and action in Bournemouth and universities – 3rd March 2021

    2021 has been called the year of climate action, and the scientific evidence that we must act, and act now, is overwhelming. Having been ranked as fourth in the UK for Climate Action, Bournemouth University has recently launched its Climate & Ecological Crisis Action Plan with the goal to be net zer...

  • Reopen right: eliminate wasted food to protect your profit and our planet – 4th March 2021

    Wasting food feeds climate change and impacts on your bottom line - around £10,000 per outlet. But there are some simple, impactful ways for your organisation to take action and reduce wasted food. It makes sense for profit, people and our planet. From attracting new customers to building a stron...

  • Net Zero for Local Communities - University of Oxford – 8th March 2021

    Local communities have an important role to play in the net zero transition, developing new models of collective living to both mitigate and adapt to climate change.  Cities in particular represent 70% of the worlds emissions and are expected to grow to 68% of the global population by 2050. This ...

  • Short Course - Navigating the sustainability agenda – 9th March 2021 to 23rd March 2021

    The UCL Institute for Sustainability Resources (ISR) is launching a series of short courses, based on its world-leading research and policy advice on pathways to sustainability, to act as a compass for the future.   The courses bring together the world-class academic expertise of London’s Gl...

  • Climate Futures: Youth Perspectives - Virtual Conference – 9th March 2021 to 18th March 2021

    The climate emergency has inspired youth-led activism across the world and young people have been at the forefront of campaigns and political protest on climate justice. In April 2019, Extinction Rebellion began to galvanise support in the UK, before turning into a global movement, denouncing ina...

  • ESD and lifestyle: Re-designing consumption and production – 10th March 2021

    10 March 2021, 14:00 GMT+1 (3pm GMT) Reflects on the trends in consumption and production observed during the pandemic, such as re-defining of our daily necessity and the return of single-use plastic, and highlights ways ESD can accelerate transformation towards a more sustainable economy. For...

  • Climate Reality: is COP26 our one shot for success? – 10th March 2021

    This event will be hosted by local Climate Leaders, from The Climate Reality Project, a network of over 31,000 Climate Reality Leader activists mobilizing communities in 170 countries. The Earth is facing a climate crisis, driven by fossil fuels. At Climate Reality, we’re here to make urgent a...

  • Leopards, mountains and politics - University of Oxford – 10th March 2021

    Although its broad geographical range and charismatic appeal make the leopard one of the most potent mammalian ambassador species, it is experiencing a greater range loss than most other large terrestrial carnivores. In Asia, leopard subspecies currently occur in only 16% of their historical range, ...

  • Sustainable Innovation 2021-Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion – 15th March 2021 to 21st March 2021

    Sustainable Innovation 2021  Accelerating Sustainability in Fashion, Clothing, Sportswear & Accessories Organised by: The Centre for Sustainable Design ® at UCA, UK  CONCEPT  Whilst sustainability is high on the global agenda for policy makers, business and citizens, the speed and scale ...

  • Conserving biodiversity in a dynamic world – 18th March 2021

    The main way we tend to try and preserve wild species is to designate natural spaces for them, where we hope they will survive and thrive away from human developments. However, species all around the world are changing their distributions in response to climate change. This talk will ask whether the...

  • Sustainability Symposium: Facing Forward with Sustainability: Principles, Progress and Partnership – 25th March 2021

    The event provides the opportunity for colleagues to share and discuss innovations in and research about progressing sustainability in the sector. Advance HE are inviting colleagues to consider how higher education now needs to move forward with sustainability initiatives and education, in pandem...

  • ESD for 2030 framework and the Berlin Conference: Time to act - Now or Never – 14th April 2021

    14 April 2021, 12:30 GMT+1 (1.30pm GMT) Summarizes the learnings from the series of online workshops and highlights the focus areas of the new framework ESD for 2030, as well as its roadmap on the way forward, from UNESCO World Conference on ESD in Berlin, Germany and beyond. For full details,...

  • Transform 2021 – 4th May 2021 to 5th May 2021

    Transform USA 2021 (May 4-5) will provide the forum for leaders to come together and share how they are delivering the sustainability transition. Sustainability is no longer at the fringes of business strategy; it is intrinsic to any successful business’ future. We know what we need to do, ...

  • UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development – 17th May 2021 to 19th May 2021

    Our planet and its inhabitants are under increasing pressure: Human-induced climate change, limited and recklessly exploited resources, rising temperatures and sea levels, pollution and shrinking biodiversity are just a few of the issues governments and populations face around the world. The current...

  • Climate Exp0 – 17th May 2021 to 21st May 2021

    Climate Exp0 will showcase the latest thinking and most relevant international research in the run-up to COP26 around five key themes. Online, free, and open to all, it’s an opportunity to connect policymakers, academics and students across the world, and harness the power of virtual collab...

  • Regions in Recovery Building Sustainable Futures – Global e-Festival – 2nd June 2021 to 18th June 2021

    Recent months have seen the exceptional become the ordinary. From social distancing to widespread travel restrictions, new quarantine rules to lockdowns and remote working, the significant shock of Covid-19 and its implications are becoming clearer for all to see. And yet, as attention switches to r...

  • The David Middleton Sustainability Conference – 15th June 2021

    After the massive success of the 2019 event which attracted over 200 delegates from multi national companies, to micro businesses, NGO’s and voluntary organisations, the organisers intend to give attendees the opportunity to network, share knowledge and exchange experiences in tackling the cli...