Angus chaired the Group which constructed the College’s radical, net-zero-carbon building in 2009. In 2015, he was part of the team that delivered the UK's first BREEAM Outstanding (2014) building. He incorporated “sustainability” as a college core value in 2010 and from 2014 established “Promoting Sustainable Behaviours” as a key overarching Strategic Priority, communicated through corporate documents and student information. He formed the college’s active Sustainability Group, with student and staff representation, which oversees a range of low-carbon projects.
In 2015-16 Angus embedded reporting on sustainability into the college’s innovative Annual Report. He has authored reports on low-energy construction for the Scottish Government and teaching materials for pupils undertaking GCSE A-level Geography courses.
Angus is a member of the EAUC Office Bearer Group and was Convener for Scotland. He is a Board Member of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. In April, this year he personally planted 940 trees, of mixed variety, to leave a positive legacy for the next generation.
Top 3 learnings:
1 “Promoting sustainable behaviours” is a sensible and worthwhile key priority.
2 When people become enthused and involved in promoting sustainable approaches, they generate great ideas.
3 Students, as co-partners, bring a wealth of knowledge and creative skills to promoting sustainable behaviours.