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Green Gown Awards 2015 Finalists announced

WITH 85 motivational and inspiring sustainability projects representing 51 educational institutions across the UK – with a combined student population of 877,513 students - the EAUC is delighted and proud to announce the Green Gown Awards’ Finalists 2015 - all vying for the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education sector.  …
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Universities trailing behind on emission targets

UNIVERSITIES AND colleges in England will miss their collective 2020 carbon emissions reduction target by half based on new research projections.                           The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) set a target of 43% reduction in carbon emissions over a 15-year period…
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Higher education sustainability achievement continues

OVER 360 sustainability leaders were on the edge of their seats at The University of Manchester’s stunning Whitworth Hall, as author and TV presenter Simon Reeve announced the winners of this year’s Green Gown Awards.                     Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the awards ceremony was the biggest…
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Universities unite to offer free urban sustainable food course

STAFF AT Harper Adams University are launching a free, online course focussing on the sustainability of urban food systems as part of the Universities West Midlands collaborative Food-Smart City project. [caption id="attachment_7891" align="alignleft" width="300"] Harper Adams winning a Footprint Award in 2012[/caption]                         The…
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Green fund to bring sustainability to student life

THE NATIONAL Union of Students (NUS) has been awarded £5m to help students engage with their universities and colleges on sustainable development. The “Green Fund”, provided by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), will also help to ensure that sustainability remains a priority with institutions. Many catering companies and service providers are working…
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