The aim of this guide is to provide colleges and other Further Education (FE) institutions with specific guidance on embedding sustainability into every aspect of your organisation, with inspiring examples of what others are already doing.
The Guide will provide a starting point, inspiration and signposts to places of more information if you wish to delve deeper. It can also be used by those already on the sustainability journey, as a way of reviewing where you are going, and where you may look next.
This guide is supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES).
The Guide is structured around the categories outlined in the Sustainability Leadership Scorecard. Each section is designed to be a starting point, a quick read to introduce you to the area, covering:
Before reading each section, take a moment to pause and reflect on the following questions. Capture your ideas on paper before you start reading the section.
Then as you read through the Guide, think about how to make your ideas a reality. What would it take? Who else has done something similar or gone some way towards it already?
Over the last 5 years, Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) has taken on the challenge of integrating sustainability across every corporate department and curriculum area.
The purchase of a real-time energy management system called Eniscope in August 2013 enabled Dundee and Angus College to identify any hidden energy leaks
Students have benefitted from experiencing practical, outdoor activities that are environmentally sound and of benefit to the wider community.
Using Benjamin Franklin’s premise “Involve Me and I’ll Learn”, the College has actively involved students in a number of projects, events and activities...
This project supports families in-need by transforming run-down and derelict properties into modern and affordable homes in the community.
The Green Trail is an induction activity that raises awareness of the importance of environmental sustainability by familiarising students with the College and its grounds
E-Collegey was launched at Uxbridge College in 2012 to boost participation in green activities and encourage awareness of sustainability issues.
This case study demonstrates how d+b facades insulated aluminium rainscreen overcladding, replacement windows and single ply overroofing at The Bournemouth and Poole College.
This case study describes how d+b facades transformed poor accommodation into a contemporary learning environment.
Grow Allot is an exciting initiative created by the City College Plymouth to restore an area of disused ground at its Kings Road site into an allotment style, community garden.
Harrow Colleges’ sustainability objective has benefitted staff, students, contractors, wildlife and the local community by raising awareness and improving working practices.
This project is about embedding sustainability into the student curriculum and into their and staff’s lives at South Essex College.
This facility will provide unique curriculum and learning opportunities for further and higher education and for research and development throughout Belfast and Northern Ireland.
The Manchester College upcycled a derelict Grade 2 listed public baths building, designed by renowned architect Henry Price in 1910
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
This case study describes how d+b facades refurbished Chelmsford College with aluminium rainscreens, doors and high performance timber-aluminium composite replacement windows.
“That bit extra” promotes engaging projects that has included everything from plants to pants.
A case study with the Carbon Trust and Salford City College which demonstrates how they embedded carbon management into their organisation and developed a carbon management plan.
A case study with the Carbon Trust and Gloucestershire College demonstrating hoe they've been working to reduce its usage of electricity and gas.
A case study about the Stockton Riverside College which was looking to inform the curriculum by developing new sustainability skills provision in partnership to collaboratively...