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. Scotland has a wealth of resources throughout its colleges and universities, there is now the opportunity to build on that knowledge bank by expanding our content with more Scottish specific examples.
These resources support the Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland (UCCCfS) and wider Scotland activity. It is a place for colleagues in a variety of organisations and locations to share their sustainability experiences via an active news feed, events diaries, best practice guides, tool kits, reports, research, webinars and videos. These multidisciplinary resources are to help provide institutions and their staff with the tools that are needed to put sustainability at the forefront of tertiary education in Scotland.
EAUC-Scotland is continuously gathering case studies and examples of good practice to support UCCCfS activity as well as the Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Government priorities. With universities and Colleges having been named as ‘major players’ under the Duties on Public Bodies it is important that the achievements and examples are accessible for everyone through out the UK to utilise.
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
Liz Cooper, convenor of the EAUC Fair Trade Community of Practice provides this insight into the University of Edinburgh's Fair Trade Strategy 2013-14
This is the University of Edinburgh policy and the proposed amendments to the Fair Trade Policy and Fair Trade Steering Group remit, April 2013
Legal update for EAUC Members (September 2013) which includes Climate Change Levy CHP, updates to guidance on Hazardous Waste Management, updated pollution prevention guidance,...
A case study of a Change Agent and how they helped achieve the ambitious goals set at Transition UWS.
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 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.
A presentation by David Stutchfield, Energy Officer, University of Andrews about two new buildings: the Medical Sciences Building and Biomedical Sciences Annexe.
A presentation by David Somervell, Sustainability Adviser The University of Edinburgh about Sustainable Estate Development.
Education for Sustainable Development in the Scottish College Sector - resources from a Topic Support Network.
A job description and person specification for Dumfries and Galloway College's Research & Development Technician
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
This case study demonstrates how d +b facades designed and built an insulated aluminium rainscreen covering 9,800m2 and 2,000 replacement windows.
The carbon report from the EAUC annual conference 2013 from data covering energy, waste, water, travel and accommodation.
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...
A presentation about The Hive - a sustainability exemplar building evolving from a groundbreaking partnership to create a fully integrated university and public library.
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
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.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how University of St Andrews embed sustainability, specifically data centres and energy management, into the 600 year old research intensive...
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
Glasgow Caledonian University wanted to understand the options and associated costs and benefits of different renewable energy technologies suitable for their main campus
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 &...
GreenCow GreenCow is a world-class, innovative facility designed to support world-leading research programmes to combat climate change. It measures GHG emissions in ruminants...
The University of the West of Scotland and SRUC staff and students enjoy superior facilities made possible through successful collaboration resulting in the creation of BREEAM...
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.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Lucideon are the leading provider of sustainability assurance and management systems certification and training.
Presentations from Day 1 (EAUC 13th Annual Conference) workshop sessions.
A presentation by Dr Debbie Watson from the 13th Annual EAUC Conference 2009.
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....
Scotland’s universities and colleges have publicly declared their intention to address the challenges of climate change and reduce their carbon footprints by signing the...
Scotland's universities and colleges have publicly declared their intention to address the challenges of climate change and reduce their carbon footprints by signing the...
The results of a EAUC CaSPr State of the Campus Survey which was sent to those responsible for Estates Management Statistics (EMS) and eMandate returns in each University and...
CaSPr Waste content which builds on outcomes of discussions etc. from workshops and information given by institutions through a request for projects.
CaSPr Energy content which builds on outcomes of discussions etc. from workshops and information given by institutions through a request for projects.
CaSPr Construction content which builds on outcomes of discussions etc. from workshops and information given by institutions through a request for projects.
A range of case studies from CaSPr covering energy, construction, waste, EMS and strategy.
A range of CaSPRr case studies covering energy, construction, waste, EMS and strategy.
Handbook for faculty workshops on how to introduce cultural commons and ecojustice issues into their courses
Following on from the successful How to run a successful campaign event hosted by Kirsti Norris on 28 June 2012 at Imperial College London, presentation slides from the day
Making biodiesel from waste vegetable oil is an increasingly popular way to reduce fuel bills and cut carbon emissions
The Centre for Bioscience was awarded project funding by the HEA ESD group to produce a series of short information sheets to support bioscience teaching staff with...
A paper which aims to assist senior managers deal with initiatives intended to reduce energy usage, carbon emissions, and other environmental impacts in universities and colleges
A resource list on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) from Geography, Earth and Environmental Science (GEES) Subject Centre
Guardian article from 28 May 2012 on how online games can help to encourage sustainable behaviour by appealing to people's desire for competition
This pamphlet is a practical guide to show public procurers how they can help address social concerns in what they buy and in their expectations of suppliers
Two new reports argue that many new buildings in universities and colleges could be ‘unfit for purpose’ in the fast changing, market driven and low carbon world of...
HEFCE, EAUC, Leeds Metropolitan University and Business in the Community worked together on an important sector benchmarking project between 2005 and 2006
South Lanarkshire College’s low-energy house is a practical project...
The winners' brochure from the 2010 Green Gown Awards.
To promote student engagement with SRS, the University of Edinburgh has developed an online resource called OurEd which makes SRS relevant and engaging for students.
The University of Edinburgh’s sustainability programme has achieved significant positive impact across the University and contributes to sector-wide improvements in...
Green Gown Awards 2009 - winners' brochure from the annual awards, recognising excellence in sustainability within the further and higher education sector
In their 6th year the Awards recognised the exceptional initiatives being undertaken by higher and further education institutions across the UK to become more sustainable
Case studies from the Winner and Highly Commended for the Sustainable Construction category from the 06/07 Green Gown Awards
Case studies from the winner and highly ommended for the Continuous Improvement category from the 06/07 Green Gown Awards
Green Gown Awards 2007-8 - winners brochure from the annual awards, recognising excellence in sustainability within the further and higher education sector
Green Gown Awards 2006-7 - winners' brochure from the annual awards, recognising excellence in sustainability within the further and higher education sector
The winners' brochure from the 2005-2006 Green Gown Awards
The winners' brochure from the 2004-2005 Green Gown Awards
This reuse implementation guide has been compiled as part of the HEFCE funded project “Moving Towards Zero-Waste”
This book, edited by Carolyn Roberts and Jane Roberts, contains 37 chapters exploring different aspects of sustainability within the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum
An occasional paper written for the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges in 2004 by Gareth Simkins and Andy Nolan.
This paper compares the environmental impact of different ways of learning, i.e. travelling into college, learning at home.
Written by senior managers for senior managers, this guide provides practical examples to support universities in learning from each other’s work in this crucial area
Development Education Association report - this thinkpiece seeks to trigger, inform and influence the debate about the future direction of lifelong learning
Department of Communities and Local Government booklet with advice on producing a Display Energy Certificate which will be required for most large public buildings by 1 Oct 2008
It has become fashionable in some parts of the UK media to portray the scientific evidence that has been collected about climate change and the impact of greenhouse gas emissions
EAUC Member responses about taking part in an Everest type challenge to encourage staff to use the stairs rather than the lift.
Notes on DEFRA Workshop – 11th September 2007
Ethica -The Ethical Finance Game is an educational board and role-play game.
This expert review was commissioned as part of Phase II of the Global Monitoring and Evaluation effort for The United Nations Decade in Education for Sustainable Development...
Plymouth College of Art has developed an information sharing resource; The Sustainability Information Teaching Exchange.
The second Forum for the Future and UCAS Future Leaders Survey of university and college applicants, exploring their hopes and expectations for the future (2007/8)
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!
Forum for the Future and UCAS invited students aged 21 and under, resident in the UK and applying to universities and colleges in 2006, to complete a survey.
It has been estimated that 60-70% of internal environmental improvements are dependent on getting staff to change their behaviour
This is a job description and person specification for the role of Environmental and Sustainability Manager at Aberdeen College, created in April 2010.
View guidance on the Energy Saving Trust's website on how selecting the best energy saving computing equipment can save you money.