Sustainability and social responsibility are holistic activities necessitating the involvement of the entire community. For universities and colleges, students are clearly a significant part of the internal community both in terms of numbers and also in the potential that they offer. Every new intake of students offers a surge of fresh energy and ideas that can be harnessed for the benefit of all. As they are by nature a transient population they should also be considered as future change agents, as following their experiences on campus they will return relatively quickly to wider society where their impacts can continue to be felt. Students who are actively engaged with sustainability agendas as part of their student experience are more likely to emerge as graduates who are equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience that make positive contributions to sustainable development throughout their lives.
If you would like to connect with other EAUC members interested in student-related behaviour change, join the EAUC's Embedding Positive Attitudes and Behaviours Community of Practice. This group is for EAUC members only. Find out more.
EAUC-Scotland's Community Engagement Topic Support Network (TSN) is open to all, providing an opportunity for those working in or with the further and higher education sector to share ideas and questions and to get together to hear from particular speakers or discuss topics of interest. Find out more about the TSNs here.
LSE Funds the future - the Sustainable Projects Fund
Weigh to Go - cutting plastic through the zero-waste shop at Keele SU
GCU_SmartTravel - sustainable travel advice for commuters
Project Plastic - putting planet before profit
Plant Your Plastics - City Goes Green
Evolving a Student Green Office
The Jo Love Soccer School
Doing it the Chester Way - Championing sustainable Palm Oil
Good food: Promoting healthy, sustainable and affordable food
Conscious food choices for sustainable living
Think Before You Drink (Ystyried Cyn Yfed)
Opening a plant-based café at King’s
Reverse vending at Heriot-Watt University: a pioneering Deposit Return Scheme
Putting planet before profit
Chilly's - helping you stay hydrated while you are educated!
Vertically Integrated Projects for Sustainable Development” (VIP4SD), brings together students from different disciplines and all years of undergrad and postgrad study to...
Following this workshop, participants will be in a position to make learning about sustainability fun and engaging by using an online mulitple-choice quiz - the Suliquiz
Local universities and colleges in Birmingham City Centre came together during summer 2018 to make plans for their first ever collaborative Green Week.
From research to practice: Developing interventions with influence. Bring Your Own Bowl (BYOB) is a food waste behaviour change and student community building intervention.
Sustainability: our sector’s current best chance of responding to the urgent demands of climate science – new report A cross-sector partnership advocating for...