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 this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Coleg Gwent has made a pledge to embed sustainable development as a core principle of the college.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight see how City College Norwich segregates waste on site, in an unconventional, significant cost saving way.
Milton Keynes College operating procedures for cycle lockers. This will be useful for those looking to install lockers to aid a sustainable transport strategy.
Here is a presentation that was used to present sustainability issues to the Governors of Wakefield College.
Sustainability and Environmental Policy from South Staffordshire College.
City College Plymouth took a bold new step in erecting two wind turbines on the roof of their innovation centre.
A report from Somerset College which saw them complete a first assessment of a wide range of environmental indicators.
Am example of a staff newsletter sharing sustainability news
Lauder College has built a unique construction workshop (ECOspace) and training centre for educating students in environmental best practice for the construction industry.
Keble College is one of the largest of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford with 410 undergraduate and 235 graduate students. It was the wish of the founders in...
Recycling and sustainability within rural further and higher education institutions can be difficult without the support and advice that is more readily available to those...
A case study of Elmwood College which used the golf course and farm as living/working educational resources to increase environmental awareness.
A case study from City and Islington College, which donates its old computers to developing countries via the charity Computer Aid.
This case study explores how the Wheeltop Project of Beaumont College uses ICT to support the learning and development of physically disabled students.
When City of Bristol College encountered a growing number of servers with the related power and cooling requirements, it looked at virtualisation mainly for server...
Sustainable ICT in Further and Higher Education, a JISC report, provides useful information on good practice in environmentally sustainable ICT
Elmwood College has adopted an innovative approach for meeting the requirements of the ISO14001 Environmental Management Standard. It uses curriculum as a mechanism for...
A case study looking at City College Norwich who in December 2009 launched a five-year Strategy which contained an objective of developing 21st century environments that are...
Link to the HiPerBuild programme which takes forward HEEPI's decade long work on more sustainable buildings in universities and colleges.
EAUC Member, Wiltshire College, is a large General Further Education College in the South West region. It has a commitment to Sustainable Development and has been working to...