The role of education is to be a foundation and driver for building a better and more sustainable future. Following the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, education institutions need to unite to deliver the UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development Global Action Plan. We all have a commitment to bring about change.
Working closely with our international partners, we aim to bring together resources from education institutions across the world. These partnerships provide us with the opportunities to radically increase the sharing of the Southern and Northern Hemispheres understanding on what sustainability means for an education institution.
Partnering with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) we bring together the latest news, resources and case studies across the world.
“Universities and colleges have to take the lead on a global scale to ensure our students have the skills and knowledge to ensure a social, economic and environmentally responsible future for us all,” Iain Patton, CEO, EAUC.
The Platform for Sustainability Performance in Education brings together organisations which have created sustainability assessment tools designed to support universities and colleges around the world.
Along with our sister organisations, AASHE (USA) and ACTS (Australasia), we are dedicated to sharing the knowledge and experience of education institutions. The International Green Gown Awards are testament to this, which brings together the good practice that is taking place globally and sharing this knowledge.
We encourage you to explore and get inspired.
Sustainability as a strategy for change has been a feature of TAFE Western’s approach to sustainable practice since 2007.
The Griffith MBA has evolved to embody three key values: responsible leadership, sustainable business practices and a global orientation
The Sustainability and Environment Programme has been instrumental in implementing a culture of sustainability within the University
The Academic-Operations Sustainability Integration Programme (AOSIP) was developed in 2010 with the vision of enabling learning for the ‘sustainability’ literate...
Victoria University students undertook the green challenge of converting a heritage listed house into a sustainable EcoLiving Centre, the first of its kind in Melbourne’s...
John Curtin Weekend, 'Curtin Volunteers!’ largest community project began in 1999 when six groups of students and staff undertook community-initiated projects at...
The Solar Decathlon Competition challenges teams of university students to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive.
AUT University has and continues to implement sustainable transport, energy efficiency and waste reduction initiatives as a three-pronged approach to reducing carbon emissions
The Sunshine Coast TAFE (SCT) has a vision to be a leader in Education for Sustainability (EfS) and Sustainable Operations.
A short video on the Green Office Model that rootAbility have established at Maastricht University and are now trying to bring to other universities in Europe.
A quarterly briefing paper which is submitted to AUDE members which ensures the voice of the EAUC and its Members are heard at this strategic level. November 2013 issue.
The Finalists' brochure gives you an overview of each of our Finalists' and about their initiatives
Liz Cooper, convenor of the EAUC Fair Trade Community of Practice has written about the effects of non-firm actors’ interventions in agro-commodity value chains on chain...
Blog post for the Just World Institute blog asking the all important question of, what can we do as procurers of goods to prevent future factory disasters in developing countries?
Liz Cooper, convenor of the EAUC Fair Trade Community of Practice questions to what extent is SRI driven by genuine social and environmental concerns
Fair trade Community of Practice convenor, Liz Cooper, sent out a survey to the group's members requesting their thoughts on fair trade in our institutions
A book for purchase about resilience and how it may be created within the web of ecological, socio-economic and cultural systems that make up the world.
High performance science buildings at the University of California, Irvine - a presentation by Wendell C. Brase, Vice Chancellor, Administrative & Business Services
The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) highlights the fact that education is central to UNEP’s mandate of “inspiring,...
Responses from EAUC Members providing insight on the comparative cost analysis of bottled water coolers/heaters compared to installing mains supplied coolers/heaters
A video produced by AUDE and HEDQF as an exploration of the adaptive re-use of existing buildings by universities both at home and abroad.
The carbon report from the EAUC annual conference 2013 from data covering energy, waste, water, travel and accommodation.
Resources that were developed via the UNECE Expert Group in ESD in an attempt to provide a framework to assist educators to identify and develop competences (capabilities) in...
A short film showcasing some European universities and how they are distinguishing themselves with radical architecture, design and branding.
The Art of Green Jujitsu is a video that was made to promote the message to "ditch the eco-cliches and put yourself in your colleagues' shoes."
There is a definite art to crafting a successful award submission. So we’ve produced our top 10 tips for Awards success to bear in mind when writing your Award submission.
The winners’ brochure from the 2012 Green Gown Awards, recognising the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by tertiary education across the UK &...
Edith Cowan University (ECU) is committed to developing a heightened awareness within its students, staff, and the wider community a sense of place and value for the environment
James Cook University has embarked on an ambitious energy management and efficiency program that has realised major cost and energy savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Macquarie’s skills-for-sustainability initiatives aim to go beyond individual behaviour change or single actions, instead seeking to implement systemic change within the...
The Students’ Association at the University of Technology, Sydney recognises that students are skipping breakfast before early lectures.
For TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute, sustainability is more than just a single program or initiative; it embraces social inclusion and environmental outcomes
Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE (SCIT) has a vision to be a leader in education for sustainability and sustainable operations.
The University of Queensland (UQ) is focused on embedding sustainability on all its campuses and sites and across all areas of learning, discovery and engagement.
TAFE NSW Northern Sydney Institute (NSI) made a commitment in 2011 to embed education for sustainability (EfS) into all education and training programs by 2013.
The Lakeside Drive Community Garden (LDCG) at Charles Darwin University (CDU) is an award winning outreach program of CDU’s Office of Community Engagement.
Green Week Precinct is a full week of activities, films, Q&As, talks, debates, fashion parades, competition and photography exhibition that raised awareness of environmental...
The University of Tasmania has shown increasing commitment over the past few years by defining the sustainability agenda and increasing resourcing.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Lucideon are the leading provider of sustainability assurance and management systems certification and training.
A case study of how National University Ireland Galway asked Lucideon to certify its Energy Management System to ISO 50001.
The first UCCCfS Conference by EAUC's Scotland team held in Perth 2011. Looking at ways of engaging with students, staff, colleagues and the community on sustainability....
This publication highlights the business, educational and moral arguments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions on campus, with best practices from US colleges and universities
This book contains the papers presented at the 1st European Conference on Education for Sustainable Development held in Greece, from 5 - 7 October 2007
Harvard’s Green Campus Initiative developed the Green Building Resource which includes green building guidelines, implementation tools, LEED submittals, case studies, and...
An occasional paper written for the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges in 2004 by Gareth Simkins and Andy Nolan.
Development Education Association report - this thinkpiece seeks to trigger, inform and influence the debate about the future direction of lifelong learning
Notes on DEFRA Workshop 11th September 2007
Plymouth College of Art has developed an information sharing resource; The Sustainability Information Teaching Exchange.
Circular Economy video from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation - a mad professor (comedian Steve Punt) questions whether the way we do things now makes sense and asks us to Get loopy!
It has been estimated that 60-70% of internal environmental improvements are dependent on getting staff to change their behaviour
An Environmental Excellence checklist to measure your performance and help you build an effective EMS, from Stony Brook State University, New York.
A presentation, following on from the EAUC Annual Conference 2011 workshop, explaining how best to create an efficient and effective office workplace.
A video presentation by Ellen MacArthur, keynote for the EAUC Annual Conference 2011.
Here are a selection of useful links to help you embed Education for Sustainability within your institution.
The EAUC Annual Conference 2011 Day 1 - keynote address, Sara Parkin Positive deviance: a strategy for our times concerning action for a sustainable world
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Macquarie University carry out their vision to be ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable in all activities.
A presentation that offers examples of large-scale community engagement with resources to support you and help determine most the appropriate strategy for your own organisation.
How to engage staff & students in stimulating projects and monitoring schemes that have real meaning and can be used to change building and estates policies to include...
A presentation from the EAUC Annual Conference about activist learning using examples at Keele University and Leicester College
Linking Vision with Purpose: building sustainability into an organisation. A case study from Dr Peter White, Procter & Gamble.
A Practical Guide to Employing an Environmental Manager/Sustainability Officer for Universities & Colleges.
UNESCO has made available the e-version of a compilation of articles on "Drivers and Barriers for Implementing Sustainable Development in Pre-School through Upper Secondary...
IAU Horizons is the the Association's news and information magazine.
A report from the study commissioned by the Australian Government to support the work of the Sustainable Futures Leadership Academy (SFLA).
A short study about selected Korean Universities who are using solar energy experimentally for only a few buildings.
A study by Bicicleta Club de Catalunya (BACC) on bike use and cycling promotion in universities in Spain and Britain in May 2007.
Two videos from Ellen MacArthur Foundation about the biologist and ecologist at the design table. Products and processes which use nature as mentor, model and measure.
Guidance from NICE on local measures to promote walking and cycling as forms of travel or recreation are now available.
A presentation on the benefits of worm digesters including site requirements, critical factors, types of digesters, warming tubes and the vermicomposting process.
This report identifies the pioneering U.S. business schools and faculty dedicated to training future managers to handle complex social issues and provide stewardship of fragile...
This book presents AISHE - a method to audit Higher Education on the implementation of sustainable subjects in the curricula.
A report undertaken as part of the Association of Colleges ‘Green Colleges’ initiative, which aims to showcase college best practice and help them become as green as...
A chapter from the The Presidential Perspectives Series on how campuses can leverage sustainability for institutional gain in a competitive marketplace.
A compilation of responses from EAUC Members on their Environmental Management Systems
Ave Maria University has integrated all its IT and facilities management, including air conditioning, lighting, security cameras, fire alarms, electrical and building-access...
National Journeys towards Education for Sustainable Development 2011, edited by Ingrid Mulà and Daniella Tilbury from the University of Gloucestershire and published by the...
YouthXchange Guidebook on Climate Change and Lifestyles, published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations...
A toolkit to provide pathways that will lead us to a clean, safe and energy healthy 2050 developed by the DECC
'Community learning and action for sustainable living (CLASL): A guide to supporting communities in sustainable living', a report published by WWF-UK in 2008, draws on...
This resource consists of the weblink to the factsheets for EU Ecolabels.
Link to the Global Social Compliance Programme, a business-driven programme for the continuous improvement of working and environmental conditions in global supply chains
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is an alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations, working in partnership to improve the lives of poor and vulnerable...
The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. Web link to their page for more information
A research report to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by the Stockholm Environment Institute and the University of Sydney.
BRE Global’s website for BREEAM, a design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.
A guide to Display Energy Certificates and advisory report for public buildings
Waste Online is a library of documents relating to sustainability, waste use and resource use. It provide information for people from all locations and of all levels of knowledge.
An update to the 2006 WRAP report "Environmental Benefits of Recycling".
A link to find the full details of the EU single market, public procurement guidance.
The legislative package of public procurement Directives, approved in 2004 by the European Parliament and the EU's Council of Ministers.
Rutgers have a Green Contract Language document and a example of a letter that went out to their Preferred Vendors requesting information on their company's Green...