The Sustainability Exchange is a key resource for those working on sustainability in Ireland, whether it is in higher or further education. Although it was originally funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), there is a wealth of information available on this portal in relation to Ireland. It is a place for colleagues in different institutions and organisations to share their sustainability experiences via an active news feed, events diary, best practice guides, tool kits, reports, research, webinars and videos.
The EAUC is committed to driving this innovative information portal forward - making it relevant to the specific challenges faced by staff at institutions wherever they are in the country.
These relationships are designed to put sustainability at the forefront of tertiary education in Ireland, and to provide institutions and their staff with the tools they need to achieve it. Although there are Irish specific resources available on the Sustainability Exchange, we want there to be many more. This is why we will continue to work hard to promote sustainability in tertiary education throughout Ireland and why we are increasing our Irish Partners and resources all the time.
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...
The qualification criteria and requirements of ESOS are not entirely straightforward and many organisations will need to take substantive steps in order to comply.
WRAP has developed a number of case studies showing how FM clients and service providers are taking action to improve their resource efficiency
MAMP investigates the opportunities to improve ‘resource efficiency’ from a range of angles such as cost, waste and carbon and how FM service providers can benefit...
This toolkit provides information, guidance and templates to assist you with realising cost and material savings by improving the resource efficiency of your FM services
Over December 2014 the EAUC created a series of resources to inspire and keep sustainability at the forefront of everyone’s minds during the festive season.
The NUS/HEA survey has found that 80% of students believe that sustainable development should be actively promoted and incorporated by UK universities
Over 5.8 million people in about 30 countries utilise the SODIS method, but lack any UV indicator technology, necessary to ensure 100% success.
By following the below link, you will be able to find out information about ReEntry, the service delivered by Interface to ensure their products have another life beyond their use.
Mission Zero is Interface's aim to be fully sustainable by 2020. This resource gives you access to the infographic, the "What If" report and the video "There...
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
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.
UCU fact file: the reasons for eliminating bottled water from the university, written by Richard Payne (UCU Environment Officer)
Meeting the Low Carbon Skills Challenge - a response from the UCU
A selection of guidance documents from the UCU on ESD and energy management
UCU has been involved in the production 2 x 5 minutes videos that illustrate the award winning work we have been doing in SW London
A presentation by Jo Matthews from the EAUC 13th Annual Conference 2009.
A presentation by Mike Barry from the EAUC 13th Annual Conference 2009.
A presentation by Jonathan Porrit from the EAUC 13th Annual Conference 2009.
A presentation by Melanie Hunt from the 13th Annual EAUC Conference 2009.
Legal update for EAUC Members (September 2014) which includes batteries directive, SWMP in wales, ISO 140001, plastic bag charges.
Association of University Directors of Estate's (AUDE) comprehensive annual report which details the impact of University estates and facilities across the UK (2014).
Claire Mather emailed the Members’ network to ask who has annual CSR, Sustainability, Environmental and Health, Safety and Environment Reports see the results.
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.
Since its launch in 2014 the Working on Waste campaign has engaged with nearly 2 million people nationwide, raising employee awareness of household food waste and sharing tips...
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
In May 2014, an EAUC Member requested a list of sustainability themed MSCs or MAs. This is a result from Masterstudies.com
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.
Carbon Credentials' experience of the EAUC Conference 2014 and their observations on energy strategies and carbon management plans for HE institutions across the UK.
Learn more about Carbon Credentials' workshop entitled 'Optimised Carbon Management'.
This thorough guide has been compiled to provide CRC participants with a detailed summary of the key information they need to comply with the current provisions of the CRC order.
An overview of what was presented at Carbon Credentials' Big Data and Sustainability workshop.
A presentation to give you ideas for engaging staff to help deliver your organisation's environmental goals, something which can be extremely productive (or extremely...
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?
A presentation from the EAUC annual conference 2014 on the good food agenda in FHE communities, stories from a Student Coop, a University Chef, and the Soil Association's...
A presentation about BREEAM New Construction 2011 with an overview of the changes introduced, the 2014 changes to energy efficiency requirements and the responsible sourcing of...
Presentation, by Kirsti Norris and Andrea Gewessler, from 18th EAUC Annual Conference 2014 on engaging students through Student Wisdom Councils.
Free to EAUC Members - an easy to use tool that can measure and help you map and improve sustainability in your institution
In this presentation from 18th EAUC Annual Conference, the unique challenges faced by small and specialist institutions in developing their approach to sustainability are explored.
This presentation from 18th EAUC Annual Conference 2014 question's what the carbon bubble is, hits on fossil fuel investments and tackling the climate change finance.
A plenary presentation from the 18th EAUC Annual Conference 2014 about the strategies and challenges that are involved in embedding sustainability across the institution.
Responses from EAUC Members about setting up a bike doctor scheme to help get more people cycling on campus. Includes examples from three institution who have one.
Winners’ brochure from the Green Gown Awards 2013, now in their 9th year, recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by tertiary education
A guide on reducing energy costs. There is an increasing demand for IT services in universities and colleges, one area of cost that can and should be tackled is the cost of...
This facility will provide unique curriculum and learning opportunities for further and higher education and for research and development throughout Belfast and Northern Ireland.
EAUC Member responses collating information on creating wildflower meadows. Includes a case study from University of Sheffield on their proposed areas for wildflowers.
It's very common for buildings to be lit up, heated and cooled even when there is nobody using them. This may be an obvious area to consider when reducing energy costs, but...
A guide for using videoconferencing and collaboration technology to reduce travel and carbon emissions. How the right technology can be a usable alternative to physical travel...
View the Carbon Trust's range of case studies covering public sector bodies including universities and colleges.
The Rippleffect is a free online water efficiency tool which provides your organisation with a straightforward and structured approach to help you to: understand how much water...
WRAP provides online resource efficiency tools. The information you need to make savings for your business are quickly and easily available through WRAP. This includes case...
Throwing food away costs much more than just the waste disposal bill; there is the cost of the food itself, the fuel used to cook it and the wages paid to staff to prepare it...
WRAP provides an online tool with advice and information for businesses in the hospitality and foodservice sectors, including actions and processes that can prevent food and...
New research released by WRAP shows that the UK’s hospitality and food service sector is facing an annual bill in excess of £2.5 billion for food waste. The report,...
This report helps inform and monitor the implementation of BREEAM and shows the scheme and rating for BREEAM developments in the UK
The data is collected annually and submitted to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, providing high quality benchmarking statistics critical to good estate management.
You can put many measures in place to reduce energy use, but very few changes can be implemented, or the full benefits realised, without co-operation from users. Users need to...
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
Addressing the hot topic, Green ICT and the effect this topic can have on other areas of an institution.
Prison labour justified punishment, rehabilitation opportunity, or disciplined workforce for private industry? Paper by EAUC Fair Trade Community of Practice convenor, Liz...
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
This guide explains how you can assess the sustainability of different products and the companies that make them. And it outlines the right questions to ask manufacturers in...
A report from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service on embedding sustainability into teaching, learning and the curriculum in the learning and skills sector.
A research report from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service on sustainability skills for growth.
A report from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service on springboards to sustainability: a review of stepping up in sustainability 2012-13.
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.
These resources were made available following the Green Academy Change Programme Residential held 30 April - 1 May 2013 in Leeds.
Responses from EAUC Members providing insight on the comparative cost analysis of bottled water coolers/heaters compared to installing mains supplied coolers/heaters
AUDE has published an aide memoire to the preparation of an Estates Strategy for members.
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.
Legal update for EAUC Members (June 2013) which includes new CRC order, red tape challenge, climate change levy, industrial emissions directive
The carbon report from the EAUC annual conference 2013 from data covering energy, waste, water, travel and accommodation.
A presentation about The Hive - a sustainability exemplar building evolving from a groundbreaking partnership to create a fully integrated university and public library.
The key lessons learnt from the HEA's first Green Academy Institutional Change programme and the innovative work being initiated by the participants in the second programme
A presentation about how further education (FE) can share their experiences of incentives/barriers and collectively identify potential solutions
A Presentation from Day 2 of the 17th EAUC Annual Conference 2013 on embedding education for sustainable development in education.
Biodiversity is the one area that has often been left out of the spotlight in sustainability plans. The SEED project has changed this with the creation of a new, interactive...
The session will spur an exchange of ideas, create contacts in order to share experience and examine next steps to develop toolkits and resources for green champions
Responses from EAUC Members offering advice on setting up a DIY bike repair station
Details of the NUS HQ, a demonstrator of an eco-office with a range of pioneering sustainability initiatives, including a pay as you go light scheme.
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.
This European TUC guide provides advice on good practice from trade union activists across the EU on how to get going on greening their workplaces
Software, infrastructure or compute as a service needs a level of availability and fault tolerance usually only found in bespoke telecommunication environments. In most...
The nationwide adoption of "carbon reduction commitments" by universities and colleges is exciting! Many are making a real effort to reduce energy consumption in...
High Performance Computing (HPC) is the ability to focus significant compute resources quickly and efficiently at a particular, sometimes transient, level. It ranges from...
The winners’ brochure from the 2012 Green Gown Awards, recognising the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by tertiary education across the UK &...
Frameworks for the purchase of biomass boilers & pellets from Pro5
In this EAUC Member Spotlight find out about the great work that Oxfam Collect do in working with others to overcome poverty and suffering.