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?
In October 2010 Northern Ireland’s South Eastern Regional College (SERC) opened a brand new Environmental Skills Centre on its refurbished and extended Ards Campus.
New College Stamford (NCS) recently established an Environmental and Sustainability strategy with high emphasis placed on social responsibility.
Confronted with the rising cost – both financial &environmental – of conventional fuel, Blackpool & The Fylde College has driven its sustainable transport using waste...
Case studies from the winner and highly commended for the Colleges category from the 06/07 Green Gown Awards
The Carbon Management Plan commits the College to a target of reducing CO2 by 25% by 2015 & underpins potential financial savings to the institution of £58553 per year by...
This is a job description and person specification for the role of Environmental and Sustainability Manager at Cambridge Regional College, created in October 2010.
This is a job description and person specification for the role of Environmental and Sustainability Manager at Aberdeen College, created in April 2010.
Here are template documents from Wiltshire College, to support to 2012 Annual Conference workshop, "The road to excellent operations is paved with internal environmental...
Exploration session from EAUC 2011 Conference of the Love Food, Haste Waste campaign and how it works in communities and has engaged the FHE sector
A link to the Elmwood Campus page on the SRUC website, this is a great example of the working EMS in the sector.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight see why Loughborough College has been praised for ‘ticking every possible good agenda'.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how South Lanarkshire College adopted a philosophy to do things differently with a strong focus on sustainable practices.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Sheffield College is one of the city's greenest major developments to date.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College is implementing sustainability into their buildings through student engagement.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see Wigan & Leigh College's focus on waste, ESD, energy and travel.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Warwickshire College have holistically embedded sustainability throughout the college.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Walsall Adult and Community College are putting to policy into practice an embedding sustainability.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight see Leicester College's strategic commitment to sustainable development.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Cambridge Regional College are leading the way in environmental sustainability achieving a top environmental accreditation.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how City College Plymouth has made a difference to its approach to Sustainability over the last 10 years.