Universities and Climate Change- more information

Further Information- continuing the student guide
Points of reference

HEEPI have a guide to assess the sustainability of your University under ‘Good Campus: http://www.heepi.org.uk

The Environmental association for Universities and Colleges. http://www.eauc.org.uk

Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future; multimedia education programme
http://www.unesco.org/education/tlsf

Education for Sustainable Development by The Higher Education Academy
http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/learning/sustainability

The National Union of Students (NUS) and NUS Services Limited- the trading arm of the NUS- have strict ethical and environmental statements which they follow when engaging in policy and commerce. They operate the Sound Impact scheme and the Carbon Academy Project which develops and promotes green practice- such as reducing carbon emissions and reducing waste- among student unions.
National Union of Student Ethical and Environmental Policy
http://www.nus.org.uk/en/About-NUS/Ethical–Environmental

The University and Colleges Union (“the largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK”) has recognised the importance of climate change and has made a commitment to playing a part in ‘greening the campus’ and ‘greening the curriculum. It aims to achieve these encouraging health and safety reps and others to train as ‘environment reps’ who would negotiate locally greener workplace practices.
Pressing employers in every college and university to develop local carbon reduction strategies in conjunction with staff and students the union has also pledged to support other unions- such as NUJ and the TUC- in campaigns for secure greener government policies. UCU has also stated that it is still awaiting recognition from DIUS that they they alongside other FE/HE unions are key partners and should be involved in college/university carbon reduction strategy.
http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=3386

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