A strategic commitment at all levels within a university or college is a fundamental prerequisite if the institution is to be successful in taking forward sustainability. All research on the implementation of sustainability has told the same story: the commitment of the leaders within the organisation is critical, as is encouraging and supporting staff at all levels to be leaders.
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Professor James Longhurst (Jim) leads the University of the West of England’s (UWE) approach to embedding sustainability into the business of the University, particularly...
Diana has grown up in what is classed as one of the most deprived areas of Greater Manchester and understands firsthand the lack of opportunities and community based activities
Ian is an inspirational and tenacious individual who has produced a step change in sustainability for Hull College. It seems there has been no stone left unturned in the quest...
Over the last six years, Keith Holmes has been Environmental Champion within Coventry University’s School of Art and Design.
Shane Foster is a committed and dedicated catalyst for change and continuous improvement. Shane has been innovative in driving sustainability from the classroom to the...
Jonathan is a true champion who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to embed, create a legacy for sustainability, and successfully engage his College staff to further...
Joel Cardinal is absolutely tireless, working ridiculous hours to be part of a vast range of environmental activities, from building projects to research to student societies to...
Emily has been a pioneer for the University, carving a place for sustainability initiatives, generating University-wide interest & determinedly driving sustainability up the...
GUEST is a student led environmental sustainability body who strive to engage the broader University community to promote ecological awareness and positive environmental action
From saving electricity to increasing biodiversity and pioneering the use of organic calico, Rachel engages community members, students and staff from diverse disciplines
The real question was ‘How does one embed sustainability in the ethos of an institution?' We achieved this through a whole range of initiatives
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...
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
NUS conducts monthly surveys among students to gauge opinions on a range of issues, some of which related to climate change and sustainability.
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 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 David Beards from the 13th Annual EAUC Conference 2009.
The guide contains video clips, insights, tips and adaptable tools for institutions to take and use, to help in the development of strategic approaches to EfS
A video created as a snapshot of the EAUC Annual Conference 2014 at Nottingham Trent University.
EAUC's Annual and Impact reports from 2013 showing a year of work and achievement.
Legal update for EAUC Members (September 2014) which includes batteries directive, SWMP in wales, ISO 140001, plastic bag charges.
This leaflet uses the assessment made in the manifesto to set out 10 main areas for action for an incoming government in 2015.
UCU handbook which is designed to support the work of UCU members who represent the union on environmental issues.
Legal update for EAUC Members (September 2012) about the replacement of Business Link and Direct.gov
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.
How to create the ultimate sustainability business case using carbon, energy, staffing and biodiversity as examples. Also includes the top 10 things to include.
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...
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.
Global carpet tile manufacturer, Interface, worked with Middlesex University on the refurbishment of Fenella House, Hendon Campus, to provide sustainable and innovative flooring...
World's largest carpet tile manufacturer achieves 100% renewable energy, virtually zero water in manufacturing and zero waste to landfill at its European manufacturing...
A presentation from EAUC annual conference 2014 on the systemic approach to embedding sustainability taken by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David UWTSD
A presentation from the 2014 Conference where the University of Cambridge is used a case study to provide guidance and best practice on how to set up and implement a Living Lab.
Free to EAUC Members - an easy to use tool that can measure and help you map and improve sustainability in your institution
Presentation from 18th EAUC Annual Conference 2014 by Dr. Louise Ellis, Head of Sustainability and James Dixon-Gough, Sustainability Officer, University Leeds.
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.
A presentation from the 2014 Annual Conference about the Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland (UCCCfS) model.
The HEFCE presentation from the EAUC Annual Conference 2014 outlining the sustainable development framework
A presentation from the 2014 Conference which explores the conundrum of how to move sustainability to the centre-ground of leadership, the arguments to make, the rhetoric to...
This pre-Conference session uses an excerpt from a recent EAUC CPD course 'self-leadership for sustainability' to challenge and inspire you to look again at your own...
This interactive session was designed to round off the EAUC 2014 Annual Conference by bringing the focus of sustainability back onto the delegates and their teams
A plenary presentation from the 18th EAUC Annual Conference 2014 about the strategies and challenges that are involved in embedding sustainability across the institution.
This presentation summarizes the 25 minute 'exchange' session presented by Carbon Credentials on their recent Carbon Management Plan workshop.
A summary document from AUDE about the Shaping Agendas report, plus the report itself, which provides further information on the relevant issues to higher education estates.
Open to staff, students or external individuals, the EAUC Scotland Team proudly presented the second EAUC Scotland Conference in Glasgow on 20 February 2014.
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.
Clive Wilson is both a leader and engager in equal measure. As a leader Clive initiated Ecoversity, one of the first full institution sustainability programmes in our sector.
The Sunshine Coast TAFE (SCT) has a vision to be a leader in Education for Sustainability (EfS) and Sustainable Operations.
The aim of the project was to embed sustainability and environmental management as a core principal of the college and make significant year on year improvements
EcoBCoT is a strategic initiative that started in September 2012 and has made a huge impact in its first twelve months at Basingstoke College of Technology
Legal update for EAUC Members (December 2013) which includes Site Waste Management Plans Regulations, Consultation on the CRC, Scotland prepares for new Waste Regulations,...
The data is collected annually and submitted to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, providing high quality benchmarking statistics critical to good estate management.
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.
The results of University of Dundee's project to explore the ways in which awareness of sustainability issues is encouraged by, accommodated within, or obstructed by, the...
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
Topical information for managers and others in audit, estates, finance and administration in higher education institutions
Global market leader of sustainable flooring solutions, Interface, has helped the School of Management at Bradford University gain a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating...
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...
An area of Interface Biosfera carpet tiles were used to create a separate space in the main Conference exhibition room. This area covered 5 meters by 4 meters with a variety of...
The Revolving Green Fund provides recoverable grants to institutions for projects investing in energy-efficiency and low-carbon technologies to reduce their carbon emissions
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.
EAUC Member responses about the various legal update providers
A case study from an LSIS funded project at Accrington and Rossendale College where they implemented their sustainable development strategy.
A case study exploring how Bedford College built its capacity embed sustainability into all its functions, at all levels, by securing commitment and engagement from all senior...
The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) highlights the fact that education is central to UNEP’s mandate of “inspiring,...
In this resource you can download and view the job description and person specification for Nottingham Trent University's Environmental Assistant, June 2013.
AUDE has published an aide memoire to the preparation of an Estates Strategy for members.
Summary and resources from the joint procurement and waste topic support network Monday 22 April 2013, hosted by University of Edinburgh There was a great buzz about...
Let's be creative together day from Day 2 of the 17th EAUC Annual Conference 2013. We asked delegates to capture the moments during the Conference when they have...
A presentation about the Sustainable Development Alliance Learning and Skills (SDALS) from Day 2 of the 17th EAUC Annual Conference 2013.
A case study of Interface and Sunderland University which has undergone a major refurbishment including carpet tiles to create a superior environmental performance.
When Motherwell College came to specify the flooring for its new £70 million Ravenscraig building it turned to Building Design Partnership to create a stunning sustainable scheme
Plenary from EAUC annual conference 2013 on the extent to which the policies of government contribute to sustainable development, and to audit their performance against targets
A Presentation from the EAUC Annual Conference 2013 on the future we want - Post Rio +20 - roadmap to action
Changes in leadership, and strategic priorities, can have profound impacts on an organisation. This session will explore the impact of these at Canterbury Christ Church University.
The HEFCE presentation from the EAUC Annual Conference 2013 outlining a new strategy for sustainable development
Plenary presentation from 2013 EAUC Conference about 'Creating an inclusive sustainability ethos: the case of The University of Nottingham'.
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
Presentations from day 1 of the 17th EAUC Annual Conference held at Nottingham Trent University. Speakers included Steve Marsden, Head of Sustainability, University Campus...
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...
This short webinar discusses why energy management is becoming a necessity in this era of rising energy costs.
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."
Oakhurst Primary School in Swindon has worked closely Interface, the leading manufacturer of sustainable and innovative modular flooring, to kit out its brand new school...
Brunel University in Uxbridge recently unveiled its new look library, courtesy of leading global flooring company Interface. The company’s products were used in the 8,500...
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
The Lakeside Drive Community Garden (LDCG) at Charles Darwin University (CDU) is an award winning outreach program of CDU’s Office of Community Engagement.
From 2007 we’ve operated a very successful and holistic programme of waste minimisation projects using all of the elements of the waste hierarchy.
Establishing institution-wide commitment to sustainability in the curriculum is one of the hardest but most important strategic issues to address.
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is an increasingly important feature of Higher Education which poses new challenges for teaching and learning. Recent Plymouth...
Sustainability: Taking the Next Step Presentations which help you continue the learning and inspiration from the 13th EAUC Annual Conference 2009 held at The...
A presentation by Dr Debbie Watson from the 13th Annual EAUC Conference 2009.
Workshop sessions which help you continue the learning and inspiration from the 14th EAUC Annual Conference 2010 held at Bangor University between the 22nd March - 24th...