The money that institutions spend on travel and transport is often not immediately felt or seen. Mileage claims and vehicle fleet management are among the few which are immediately visible; what's unseen are many hidden costs, not limited to financial expenditure. For example, costs associated with staff time spent travelling, providing parking spaces year-round, and the overall carbon footprint of student and staff journeys.
The impact on the environment can be significant, especially with international journeying for studies, business, and conferences remaining popular. The much needed measures to reduce excessive vehicle use are important for any university or college seeking to achieve the aims of its environmental commitments.
Connect with other EAUC members interested in this area of sustainability, by joining the EAUC's Transport Community of Practice. This group is for EAUC members only.
EAUC-Scotland's Travel and Transport 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.
Plymouth University present their 2014 Sustainability Report.
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This example is an infographic from University of Leicester and is the Environment Team's Sustainability Scorecard for 2013/14
University of London present their 2014 Annual Sustainability Report
This is a film based on the best selling photography book, "The Earth from the Air".
This case study focuses on Managing Facilities and Estates following research in 2014 into the way the FE sector in Wales is embracing the concept of sustainable development
How to manage fuel consumption on the road, from the basics to more advanced tips
The 2014 Green Gown Awards Winners’ Brochure which explores the journeys all these institutions have taken.
Over December 2014 the EAUC created a series of resources to inspire and keep sustainability at the forefront of everyone’s minds during the festive season.
An affordable and easy to administer bicycle loan scheme which is designed to promote cycling through minimising the barriers to staff and students
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Royal Conservatoire of Scotland manage their waste and energy to ensure their facilities are excellent for staff and students.
Outstanding progress in reducing staff single person car commuter journeys from 40% to 16.5% has been achieved at Newcastle through consistent university wide effort over a decade
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The University of Strathclyde is committed to ensuring its students make a useful and positive contribution to social and environmental challenges, locally and globally
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E-Collegey was launched at Uxbridge College in 2012 to boost participation in green activities and encourage awareness of sustainability issues.
The Winners' Brochure for the International Green Gown Awards 2014 which brings together the finalists and winners of these Awards which are growing globally.
EAUC's Annual Report and summary from 2012 showing a year of work and achievement.