Meridian: The greener recycling bin from Greenwich

SML-GreenwichBinThe University of Greenwich in partnership with Leafield Environmental has designed a recycling bin that promotes and facilities recycling in a better way than a conventional one.

The Meridian Envirobin bin (named after the university) is split into 70:30 in favour of recycling, is suitable for corridors and tight spaces and has a changeable sign kit attached to it. Manufactured in the UK using chipped plastic from old bins, the Meridian bin has options for accommodating other waste streams such as liquids and is easy to use, empty and clean too.

Photograph by Asitha Jayawardena

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BOOK LAUNCH: Local democracy, civic engagement and community: From New Labour to the Big Society

SML BookCoverLocal democracy, civic engagement and community: From New Labour to the Big Society, the latest book by Dr Hugh Atkinson (Senior Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy, Department of Social Sciences, London South Bank University) will be launched at the University Staff Lounge at 5 pm on 25 April 2013.

Focusing on local democratic politics in Britain over the last decade and a half from the New Labour government to the current coalition government, the book argues that local democracy is a vibrant terrain of innovation, civic engagement and participation and dynamic community activity.

Dr Atkinson is a member of the steering group of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

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The Sustainable City: Challenges and Opportunities in East London

A seminar, The Sustainable City: Challenges and Opportunities in East London, will be held at London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), Stratford on 20 March 2013.

Chaired by Professor Allan Brimicombe (Head of the Centre for Geo-Information Studies CGIS at the University of East London UEL), the event will see two guest speakers: Bruce McVean (an Integrated Design Manager and a consultant for Beyond Green) and Samantha Heath (Chief Executive of the London Sustainability Exchange).

This is the third in a UEL Seminar Series, Beyond 2012: the Olympics and the Regeneration of East London, which explores the transformation of East London beyond 2012 with the aim of creating a knowledge platform to inform long term social, economic and cultural development of the area.

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NEW COURSE: Sustainability: Working for Positive Change MSc

SML-ARU-MScSustainabilityMSc Sustainability: Working for Positive Change was launched on 8 March 2013 and will take its first cohort in September 2013.

A partnership among Anglia Ruskin University and its Global Sustainability Institute , the Eden Project  and Change Agents UK, this course aims to empower students to become catalysts for change for a sustainable future, building on their existing strengths.

This multidisciplinary programme comprises:

  • Introduction to Sustainability and Systems
  • System Pressures
  • Monitoring and Measurement
  • Governance and Behaviour Change
  • Better Business
  • Working towards Change
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Its delivery will be a combination of residential sessions in Cambridge (Anglia Ruskin University) and Cornwall (The Eden Project) together and online learning.

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Course prospectus

 

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Sustainable Campus International Competition 2013

SML-SCIC-CRPDSustainable Campus International Competition 2013 will announce the winners on 26 June 2013.

It recognises and supports business-case sustainability innovations in higher and further education and offers winners coaching and guidance for the implementation of their projects as well as seed funding of $3,000 for the first prize and $1,000 for each of the two runners-up.

The competition’s founding partners are the Youth for Sustainable Development Foundation, MacEwan University and Concordia University (both from Canada), and Kingston University (UK).

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Annual Review: The Environmental Change Institute at Oxford

SML-ECI-reportThe Environmental Change Institute  of the University of Oxford published its Annual Review 2012/13 on 7 March 2013.

 

Founded in 1987, the Environmental Change Institute organises and promotes interdisciplinary research on environmental change and contributes to the development of management strategies to address future environmental change. Its programme comprises understanding processes of change, exploring sustainable solutions, and influencing change through education and partnership.

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London RCE to hold its inaugural AGM

SML-scrn-RCE-London-website-130128-CRPDThe London RCE (Regional Centre of Expertise) on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) will hold its inaugural AGM in Stratford (LLDC building, 1 Stratford Place, E15) on 20 March 2013.

 

The event, chaired by Neil Herrington (University of East London), will include a number of speakers including Paul Brickell (Executive Director of Regeneration and Community Partnerships, London Legacy Development Corporation LLDC) and Dr Hugh Atkinson (London South Bank University LSBU). Ros Wade (Chair, London RCE and LSBU) will present The Annual Report.

 

Following the AGM, the participants will have the opportunity of joining the seminar The Sustainable City with the LLDC.

 

Friends and colleagues of the London RCE are welcome to distribute or display material and to share their activities and plans.

 

Launched in 2009, the London RCE is part of the 100-member global RCE network of UN University being developed to promote Education for SD locally and globally.

 

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