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.
An international report has been released by the International Council for Science which provides an expert commentary on the proposed 2015 Sustainable Development Goals
A film designed to raise awareness of the negative impacts of industrial biofuels and bioenergy on biodiversity, human rights, food sovereignty and climate change.
The Story of Electronics employs the Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution's collateral damage.
The Story of Cosmetics, released on July 21st, 2010, examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products
The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal.
Foundation resource for students based on the principle that all students should leave post-secondary education with at least an appreciation of the role the environment will...
The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.
A band of Latin American activist economists sets out to change their continent, teaming up with impoverished women to challenge accepted notions on how to eradicate poverty.
Dirt! The Movie is an excursion into the realms of soil, the number one lifegiver on Earth...It's fundamentally important ecological functions, our poor understanding of...
The Joint International Master in Rural Development (IMRD), part of the European Erasmus Mundus programme, offers the opportunity to study the international vision on rural...
This is the fourth in a series from Bill Mollison's "Global Garden", centered around urban life.
This is the third in a series from Bill Mollison's "Global Garden", centered around cool climates.
This is the second in a series from Bill Mollison's "Global Garden", centered around dry lands.
This is the first in a series from Bill Mollison's "Global Garden", centered around the Tropics.
Former Vice President Al Gore presents an eye-opening, must see documentary that cuts through myths and misconceptions to deliver the message that global warming is a real and...
‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect.
This newly released five minute video presents ten key findings from the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).
This is a film based on the best selling photography book, "The Earth from the Air".
This report has emerged from University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD), which is a 3 year European Commission project funded through the Lifelong Learning Programme.
Our DIY food waste audit provides a simple step-by-step guide to measuring your food waste streams, so you can find out where food waste is coming from and put actions in place...
Fairly traded products are focused on securing the rights of workers and producers in developing countries and improving livelihoods
This is a quick guide to help you understand sustainable seafood, as well as provide you with some useful resources
Coffee is the most popular drink in the world, with over 400 billion cups being consumed every year. How can we make sure the coffee we drink is sustainable? This quick guide...
From the ground-up: a whole-systems approach to institutional change Ball State University’s Council on the Environment (COTE) represents the many Vice-Presidents,...
Jointly developed by the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) and the international think-tank Sustainia, this guide includes campus sustainability case and...
Assessing the global competences of students is a major challenge - and even more so, when the aim is to compare them across nations and cultures.
Net-Works enables local residents to collect discarded nets, which wreak havoc with the marine ecosystem, and sell them back into a global supply chain
We have a problem with Stuff. We use too much, too much of it is toxic and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be.
The implementation of legislation and processes in EU Member States allowing the use of operational energy use data as a route to compliance with various European Directives
Combines the latest research on climate communications with road-tested communication best practices in an easy-to-use, practically applicable guide
The UNESCO ESD Zoom newsletter which summarise the key projects, events and outcomes.
The video of the live streaming of the 2014 International Green Gown Awards which took place in Hobart, Australia at the ACTS Conference.
The Winners' Brochure for the International Green Gown Awards 2014 which brings together the finalists and winners of these Awards which are growing globally.
A video about the connection between climate change and extreme weather
A presentation by Mike Barry from the EAUC 13th Annual Conference 2009.
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. September 2014 issue.
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. May 2014 issue.
This handbook is designed to support the work of members who represent the union on environmental issues. It will help in the appointment of new reps and contribute to put...
The results of a survey about recycling activity that could help universities plan their engagement for Freshers’ Week
A new, open-access journal “Visions for Sustainability” published by the Interdisciplinary Research Institute on Sustainability has been launched. The journal covers...
EAUC is delighted and proud to announce the Green Gown Awards finalists 2014 - all vying for the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education sector.
Liz Cooper, Research and Policy Manager, University of Edinburgh and EAUC Fair Trade Community of Practice Convenor, reflects upon recent research on fair trade. Link to her...
World's largest carpet tile manufacturer achieves 100% renewable energy, virtually zero water in manufacturing and zero waste to landfill at its European manufacturing...
This session will explain how DMU’s Green Gown winning Greenview and the Smartspaces projects were developed and the lessons learnt
How can we future proof student outcomes considering that they will inhabit an increasingly complex, interconnected and dynamic world requiring them to deal with big issues?
Presentation, by Kirsti Norris and Andrea Gewessler, from 18th EAUC Annual Conference 2014 on engaging students through Student Wisdom Councils.
Fairtrade Fortnight aims to raise the profile of the FAIRTRADE Mark, the principles of fair trade and the problems facing farmers and producers in developing countries. Staff at...
Winners’ brochure from the Green Gown Awards 2013, now in their 9th year, recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by tertiary education
Highly Commended in the Smaller Institutions category, Sunshine Coast TAFE was the winner of the Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change category.
A focus on the environment and sustainability has been a key element of Griffith’s evolution since its foundation forty years ago.