Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group (SLRG) Workshop | Sustainable Living: myths, meanings and realities

SML-SLRG_WS_imageThe Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group (SLRG) will host a workshop on ‘Sustainable Living: myths, meanings and realities’ in London on 3 June 2014.

 

Building on over a decade of research, the event aims to synthesise the lessons from the group’s work on developing new understandings of the processes which lead to changes in people’s lifestyles, behaviours and practices. It also intends to offer evidence-based advice to policy-makers hoping to build and nurture more sustainable ways of living.

 

This stimulating and challenging one-day event is structured under four themes:

  • Exploring transition
  • Community and resilience
  • Barriers to change
  • Synthesis

 

The speakers include:

  • Dr Kate Burningham | Senior Lecturer in Sociology of the Environment, University of Surrey
  • Ian Christie | Research Coordinator, SLRG
  • Dr Helga Dittmar (invited guest speaker) | Reader in Psychology, University of Sussex
  • Professor Tim Jackson | Director, SLRG and author of Prosperity without Growth: economics for a finite planet
  • Professor Andy Stirling | Professor of Science and Technology Policy, University of Sussex
  • Professor Bas Verplanken | Professor of Social Psychology, University of Bath

 

Featuring plenary presentations from the SLRG team and panel discussions with invited experts, the day will offer participants the opportunity of gaining an in-depth understanding of key findings of SLRG research and a lively debate about the challenges ahead.

 

The SLRG aims to develop understandings of the processes which lead to changes in people’s lifestyles, behaviours and practices and also to offer evidence-based advice to policy-makers about realistic strategies to encourage more sustainable lifestyles. Moreover, it strives for building capacity for research in sustainable lifestyles amongst academics, young researchers, practitioners, and user communities.

 

The group’s research portfolio comprises around a dozen projects within four main research clusters:

  • Community | Sustainable Living in Remote Rural Scotland, Resilience and Sustainable Lifestyles, Civil society in sustainability transitions of food systems
  • Economy | Mapping rebound effects from sustainable behaviours, Price Responsiveness of Demand
  • Change processes | The HABIT project, Exploring Lifestyle Change in Transition (ELiCiT), Children and the Environment
  • Synthesis | Directions of Policy Dialogue, Foundations for Sustainable Living

 

The SLRG research programme is coordinated from the University of Surrey (Centre for Environmental Strategy) under the direction of Professor Tim Jackson with Ian Christie as the Research Coordinator. Its partners include the University of Bath, Edinburgh University, the University of Sussex, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Brunel University and it also works closely with non-academic partners including Peterborough City Council, the RSA and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

 

The group receives core funding from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Scottish Government and additional funding for individual projects from the European Commission and the ESRC.

 

Image adapted from the website of the SLRG

 

 

More….

 

Event page http://www.sustainablelifestyles.ac.uk/events/SLRG-dissemniation-event-2014

 

Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group (SLRG) http://www.sustainablelifestyles.ac.uk/

 

Centre for Environmental Strategy http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ces/ | @CES_Surrey

 

PASSAGE | Prosperity and Sustainability in the Green Economy http://www.prosperitas.org.uk/ | @ProfTimJackson

 

The Sustainable Development Research Network (SDRN) http://sd-research.org.uk/ | @PSI_SDRN

 

 

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HEA – Worcester workshop | The Worcester sustainability model now and the future: maintaining momentum from the green academy

SML-HEA-worcesterA workshop, titled ‘The Worcester sustainability model now and the future: maintaining momentum from the green academy,’ will be held at the University of Worcester (UW) on 28 May 2014.

 

Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), this event will:

  • Share and reflect on the approaches used at Worcester to create Institutional change in response to the sustainability challenge
  • Share and discuss examples across subject disciplines, covering both formal and informal curricula; and
  • Showcase the project work of students

 

As a prompt for discussion, the workshop will share some of the methods adopted by the university, particularly the development of a cross-institution multi-disciplinary Sustainability Elective Module and how courses have developed learning opportunities across the institution to embed learning about sustainability.

 

The event will start with a welcome by Dr Marie Stowell (Director of Quality and Educational Development UW) and an introduction by Helen Howard (The HEA).

 

The day is structured around three main sessions:

  • Curriculum and Engagement (followed by Panel Questions and Answers)
  • Examples of Sustainability in the Curriculum from across UW (followed by Panel Q&A)
  • Participant workshop: Marginal Gains

 

The event will end with an optional tour of The Hive, UK’s first public/university library.

 

The first session, on Curriculum and Engagement, will comprise the following presentations:

  • Learning & Teaching Strategy and Sustainability at Worcester | Will Bowen-Jones (Head of Education Development Unit)
  • Campus and Community: Using both community projects and the campus as curricula and extra curricula sustainability opportunities for student learning | Katy Boom (Director of Environmental Sustainability)
  • Student Perspective | Peng Li (MA student Project and Manager Energize Worcester, Student Green Fund project)
  • A distinctive Sustainability Elective for all Disciplines | Antonius Raghubansie (Green Academy Lead and Associate Head, Worcester Business School)
  • Linking Curriculum, Campus, Community: Co-creating Knowledge through Creative Digital Technologies and Online Learning and Teaching Strategies | Wendy Corbett (Digital Publishing Creative Consultant and Visiting Lecturer in Design and Creative Digital Media)
  • Managing Complexity: Integrating the “Witness” Session | Professor Stephen Martin (Visiting Professor)
  • Funding for Curriculum Projects | Katy Boom

 

The Lunch break will also include Student Displays/Discussions.

 

The second session, on Examples of Sustainability in the Curriculum, will consist of the following:

  • Green Design | Andy Stevenson (Senior Lecturer, Graphic Design & Multimedia)
  • The Business Curriculum | Mike Bagshaw (Senior Lecturer, Leadership)
  • Sports Science and Sport Studies Curriculum | Lerverne Barber (Associate Head, Institute of Sport and Exercise Science)
  • Masters in Sustainable Development Advocacy | Christianne Wakeham (Course Leader)

 

The third session, the Participant workshop, led by Will Bowen-Jones, will be small group work, using a sustainability café approach with a focus on sharing experience.

 

The optional tour of The Hive, led by Iain Paul (Design Manager), will reveal how vision, leadership, collaboration and consultation with many stakeholders paved the way for The Hive, a multiple award winning joint library and history centre, housed in an ‘outstanding’ sustainable building.

 

The event is free of charge but a place must be reserved through online registration (see link below).

 

Image created from logos of the HEA and the University of Worcester

 

 

More…

 

Event page (and free online registration)

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Themes/GEN971_worcester

 

Event programme http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/seminars/2013-14/Themes2013-2014/GEN971_Worcester/Worcester_final_programme_F.pdf

 

Contact emailThematic.Seminar@heacademy.ac.uk

 

The Higher Education Academy (HEA)| Green Academy http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/sustainability/ESD_2014/Green_Academy

 

The HEA | Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/education-for-sustainable-development

 

University of Worcester | Sustainability http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/sustainability.html

 

University of Worcester | Sustainable Development Advocacy (Professional Practice) MA http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/sustainable-development-advocacy-professional-practice-ma.html

 

University of Worcester | Sustainability Elective Module http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/elective-sustainability.html

 

The Bulmer Foundation (delivery partner of Sustainable Development Advocacy (Professional Practice) MA) http://www.bulmerfoundation.org.uk/

 

 

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Sustainability leadership is all around us, says Director SD at Canterbury Christ Church University

SML-HEA-CCCU-postevent‘There is leadership all around us for building a sustainable future,’ said Dr Peter Rands (Director of Sustainability Development, Canterbury Christ Church University CCCU) at a workshop on ‘Grassroots and green shoots: a green academy inspired ESF (education for sustainable futures) initiative’, held at Blake Hall College, London on 16 May 2014.

 

Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the event mainly focused on the ‘Futures Initiative’ (FI), an innovative approach to sustainability and environmental responsibility developed at CCCU.

 

The day began with an introduction by a representative from the HEA, who emphasised on the importance of embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) on all aspects of the higher education curriculum.

 

SML-CCCUSusWebsite

Dr Stephen Scoffham (Director FI) introduced the FI as a forward-looking initiative and a futures agenda that aims to build a wider culture of sustainability within the institution through a set of staff development programmes. He outlined what FI had involved, namely capacity building, supporting sustainability and reframing the curriculum. He also presented ‘Exploring Sustainability’ (http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/exploring-sustainability), the recently launched website to support the process of facilitated engagement.

 

Dr Peter Rands outlined CCCU’s wider sustainability endeavour. On the FI, he presented ‘Strawberries and cream: nurturing creativity’, the fruitful journey of a creative and pragmatic approach. Reflecting upon the FI’s journey so far, he said the university has planted fifty strawberry plants, referring to the 50 funded projects under this initiative.

 

Dr Nicola Kemp (CCCU) together with Dr Scoffham explored the FI process. Dr Karen Shepherdson (CCCU) talked on ‘Yurtworks… or pulling out the plug’, presenting an FI-funded project on Photography.

 

Small group activities, facilitated byDr Scoffham and Dr Adriana Consorte-McCrea (CCCU), gave the participants the opportunity to reflect on what had attracted them to the sustainability agenda in the first place as well as on their connection to nature, each other and themselves.

 

The workshop helped the delegates to reflect on how a bottom-up or grassroots approach to embedding sustainability might work within their own institutions.

 

Photographs by Asitha Jayawardena

 

 

More…

 

Event page http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Themes/GEN969_CCC

 

Event programme http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/seminars/2013-14/Themes2013-2014/GEN969_CCC/Canterbury_Prog_GEN969v2.pdf

 

Contact emailThematic.Seminar@heacademy.ac.uk

 

Green Academy | Higher Education Academy (HEA) http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/sustainability/ESD_2014/Green_Academy

 

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) | The HEA http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/education-for-sustainable-development

 

Sustainability | CCCU http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/projects/sustainable-development/index.asp

 

Education for Sustainable Futures (ESF) | CCCU http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/projects/sustainable-development/ESD/Education_for_sustainable_futures.asp

 

The Futures Initiative (FI) | CCCU http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/projects/sustainable-development/ESD/The_futures_initiative.asp

 

Exploring Sustainability website | CCCU http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/exploring-sustainability

 

The Green Academy | CCCU http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/projects/sustainable-development/ESD/Green_Academy.asp

 

 

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Disciplines speak ‘Sustainability’ in different languages, says ESD academic lead at Bristol

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‘Different disciplines talk about sustainability in different languages,’ said Chris Willmore (Academic Lead, Education for Sustainable Development ESD at Bristol University) at a workshop on ‘Green academies: whole institution approaches to embedding education for sustainable development (ESD) in the curriculum’ held at the university on 12 May 2014.

 

Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the workshop mainly focused on whole institutional approaches to ESD in the curriculum, especially on the role of students as agents of change. The Bristol Model of student intern driven curriculum change has been instrumental in the university’s developments, integrating students, academia and estates at the core of ESD.

 

The day began with a welcome from Peter D’Sena, representing the HEA. Highlighting the HEA’s ESD strategic aim, namely, to make a leading contribution to evidence-informed development of ESD policy and practice across the higher education sector, he briefly presented overview of the HEA Green Academy programme, which focuses on institutional change for sustainable development, helping universities to achieve sustainability in the curriculum.

 

The workshop comprised three main sessions:

  • Institutional approaches and disciplinary language
  • To map or not to map?
  • Students as partners and leaders of change

 

Each session included an introduction, leading to small group work, using a sustainability café approach.

 

Speaking on ‘Institutional Approaches and Disciplinary Language’, Chris Willmore revealed that, at her university, most courses already contained sustainability elements although the respective academics did not specifically referred to these as ‘sustainability’. She also emphasised that sustainability should be fun and should not be a guilt trip.

 

Sharing ‘Lessons from ISO14001 Accreditation’, Martin Wiles (Head of Sustainability, Bristol University) stated that ISO looks at processes around ESD, not at ESD itself, and recommended it for advancing ESD in an institution.

 

Aisling Tierney (ESD Coordinator, Bristol University) delivered two presentations. Firstly, on ‘Developing Mappings of Student Experience’ and then on ‘Linking Formal and Informal Approaches’, briefly outlining four key projects, namely Bristol PLuS, Student Hubs, Farmer’s Market and Student’s Union.

 

Several speakers from universities participating in the Green Academy programme contributed to the workshop:

  • Strawberries and cream: nurturing creativity | Dr Peter Rands, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • The role of PhD students in driving institutional ESD and sustainability research | Sophie Bessant, Keele University
  • Stepping stones to creating future learning skills for all students | Professor Tim O’Riordan and Jessica Bricknell, University of East Anglia (UEA)
  • Food for Thought: Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Using Students as co-creators of the curriculum | Dr Petra Molthan-Hill, Kelly Osborne, Kayleigh Smith, Seraphina Brown and Amy Scoins
  • Student Green Ambassadors | Dave Wheatley, Liverpool University

 

Mirroring the Bristol Model’s co-leadership element, the workshop was led by ESD ex-Student Interns Hannah Tweddell (University of Bristol Union) and Aisling Tierney.

 

Photographs by Asitha Jayawardena

 

 

More…

 

All presentations are available from https://wikis.bris.ac.uk/display/BristolESD/Whole+Institution+ESD+HEA+Event

 

Twitter | #embedESD | @BristolESD

 

Event page http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Themes/GEN968_Bristol

 

Event programme http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/seminars/2013-14/Themes2013-2014/GEN968_Bristol/GEN968_Final_programme.pdf

 

Contact email Thematic.Seminar@heacademy.ac.uk

 

The HEA | Green Academy http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/sustainability/ESD_2014/Green_Academy

 

The HEA | ESD http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/education-for-sustainable-development

 

University of Bristol | Sustainability http://www.bristol.ac.uk/environment/

 

University of Bristol | ESD Wiki https://wikis.bris.ac.uk/display/BristolESD/ESD+at+Bristol

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University News & Info website (this website)

 

The HEA-Bristol seminar | Green academies: whole institution approaches to embedding ESD in the curriculum https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/the-hea-bristol-seminar-green-academies-whole-institution-approaches-to-embedding-esd-in-the-curriculum/

 

The HEA-Keele workshop | Sustainability culture by a thousand cuts: an integrated whole institution approach to greening your academy https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/the-hea-keele-workshop-sustainability-culture-by-a-thousand-cuts-an-integrated-whole-institution-approach-to-greening-your-academy/

 

 

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Outputs of the University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 4 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/outputs-of-university-of-planetshire.html

 

Will it work? – The University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 5 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/will-it-work-university-of-planetshire.html

 

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Sustainability is a balancing act…. http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/sustainability-is-a-balancing-act/

 

 

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The HEA-Keele workshop | Sustainability culture by a thousand cuts: an integrated whole institution approach to greening your academy

SML-HEA-KeeleA workshop, titled ‘Sustainability culture by a thousand cuts: an integrated whole institution approach to greening your academy,’ will take place at Keele University on 21 May 2014.

 

Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the event will explore an innovative approach to embedding sustainability into the culture of a university, making use of multiple ‘entry points’ to integrate sustainability into all aspects of an institution’s operations. It will comprise three main sessions:

  • Integrating Campus, Curriculum, Community and the Student Experience
  • Leadership for Sustainability, the Formal Curriculum and the Role of the Students’ Union
  • Curriculum Case Studies

 

Following an introduction by an HEA representative, the workshop will ‘move out’ into its morning session, ‘Integrating Campus, Curriculum, Community and the Student Experience.’ This session will mainly explore sustainability education in practice and student sustainability projects across the campus as well as the interconnectedness of sustainability at the university, particularly focusing on how the campus acts as a catalyst for the sustainability agenda. The delegates will explore how the Keele campus is used for both informal and formal sustainability education for staff and students, taking a close look at a number of initiatives, including Keele Sustainability Hub, Keele walled garden allotments and the Student Eats project and The Sustainable Student House project. The session will be delivered by Dr Sharon George (Keele Sustainability Hub Manager), Emmanuel Blondel (Think: Green Student Society President), Dr Sarah Taylor (Lecturer in Ecology), Dr Zoe Robinson (Director of Education for Sustainability) and Sustainability Project Officers Bekki Laycock, Sophie Bessant, Philippa Calver and Giulia Mininni.

 

The second session ‘Leadership for Sustainability, the Formal Curriculum and the Role of the Students’ Union,’ in the afternoon, will cover three areas: (1) issues of leadership and management of the sustainability agenda, including the development and effectiveness of different leadership roles, and different models of staffing and resourcing, (2) strategies and opportunities that arise around the formal curriculum, including the adoption of different pedagogies, and different scale strategies from individual assessments to whole programme design, and (3) an exploration of the role of the Students’ Union in providing and coordinating volunteering opportunities and green events. The session will be delivered by Professor Pat Bailey (Pro-Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability), Dr Zoe Robinson (Director of Education for Sustainability) and Students’ Union Representatives Jen Holland and Emma Hedges.

 

The final session, on Curriculum Case Studies, will explorea range of discipline-specific ESD case studies, including Sustainable Chemistry and Eco-psychology. It will be delivered by Dr John Hegarty (Senior Lecturer in Eco-psychology), Dr Katherine Haxton (Lecturer in Chemistry) and Chris Little (Curriculum Support and Development).

 

The workshop’s reflection on the approach adopted by Keele’s Green Academy team by creating a sustainability culture ‘by a thousand cuts’ will help delegates to develop novel ideas for embedding sustainability into existing activities at their respective institutions, considering the potential success and pitfalls of different opportunities within their institutional context.

 

The event is free of charge but a place must be reserved through online registration (see link below).

 

Image created from logos of the HEA and Keele University

 

 

More…

 

Event page (and free online registration) http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Themes/GEN973_keele

 

Event programme http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/seminars/2013-14/Themes2013-2014/GEN973_keele/keele_thematic_WSS_programmev4.pdf

 

Contact email Thematic.Seminar@heacademy.ac.uk

 

Green Academy | Higher Education Academy (HEA) | http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/sustainability/ESD_2014/Green_Academy

 

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) | The HEA http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/education-for-sustainable-development

 

Keele University | Green Keele http://www.keele.ac.uk/greenkeele/

 

Keele University | Sustainability Hub http://www.keele.ac.uk/keelehub/

 

Keele University | Energy and Environment http://www.keele.ac.uk/estates/energyenvironment/

 

Keele University | Sustainability in Action http://www.keele.ac.uk/greenkeele/sustainabilityinaction/

 

Keele University | Learning about Sustainability http://www.keele.ac.uk/greenkeele/learningaboutsustainability/

 

Sustainability Education and Problem-based Learning (PBL) http://www.keele.ac.uk/hybridpbl/abouttheproject/

 

 

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The HEA-Bristol seminar | Green academies: whole institution approaches to embedding ESD in the curriculum https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/the-hea-bristol-seminar-green-academies-whole-institution-approaches-to-embedding-esd-in-the-curriculum/

 

The HEA-CCCU workshop | Grass root and green shoots: a green academy inspired ESF initiative https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/the-hea-cccu-workshop-grass-root-and-green-shoots-a-green-academy-inspired-esf-initiative/

 

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The HEA-Nottingham seminar | Online & open: modelling sustainability & ‘greening the academy’ through E-learning https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/the-hea-nottingham-seminar-online-open-modelling-sustainability-greening-the-academy-through-e-learning/

 

The HEA-Southampton University seminar | Educating global citizens: Green Academy, student-staff partnerships & ESD https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/the-hea-southampton-university-seminar-educating-global-citizens-green-academy-student-staff-partnerships-esd/

 

Annual Conference 2014 | The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/annual-conference-2014-the-environmental-association-for-universities-and-colleges-eauc/

 

Delivering ESD and graduate attributes through Hybrid Problem-Based Learning https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/delivering-esd-and-graduate-attributes-through-hybrid-problem-based-learning/

 

The HEA-Bath Spa seminar | Embedding education for sustainability in a creative and multi-disciplinary context https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/the-hea-bath-spa-seminar-embedding-education-for-sustainability-in-a-creative-and-multi-disciplinary-context/

 

ESD London Conference | Supporting Employability, Society & the Environment: A Curriculum for Sustainability https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/esd-london-conference-supporting-employability-society-the-environment-a-curriculum-for-sustainability/

 

Three years of innovation in sustainability in higher education and ESD | The Sustainable University One-stop Shop https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/three-years-of-innovation-in-sustainability-in-higher-education-and-esd-the-sustainable-university-one-stop-shop/

 

University of Bath’s free online course | Make an impact: Sustainability for Professionals https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/university-of-baths-free-online-course-make-an-impact-sustainability-for-professionals/

 

Nottingham’s free online course: Sustainability, Society and You https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/nottinghams-free-online-course-sustainability-society-and-you/

 

HEFCE London event: NHS Sustainable Development jab to higher education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/hefce-london-event-nhs-sustainable-development-jab-to-higher-education/

 

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/unesco-world-conference-on-education-for-sustainable-development-esd/

 

Five questions and 100 delegates from 15 countries: COPERNICUS conference on higher education, sustainability and ESD https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/five-questions-and-100-delegates-from-15-countries-copernicus-conference-on-higher-education-sustainability-and-esd/

 

QAA/HEA ESD Guidance Document for UK higher education goes under consultation https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/qaahea-esd-guidance-document-for-uk-higher-education-goes-under-consultation/

 

ESD has made inroads in new pedagogical ideas in future flexible higher education – HEA report https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/esd-has-made-inroads-in-new-pedagogical-ideas-in-future-flexible-higher-education-hea-report/

 

HEA-NUS Report 2013: Student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/hea-nus-report-2013-student-attitudes-towards-and-skills-for-sustainable-development/

 

UNEP publishes Greening Universities Toolkit https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/unep-publishes-greening-universities-toolkit/

 

House of Commons launch: UK’s Rio+20 Manifesto to strengthen education’s role in sustainable development https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/house-of-commons-launch-uks-rio20-manifesto-to-strengthen-educations-role-in-sustainable-development/

 

London South Bank University (LSBU) in Africa: Education for Sustainability (EfS) Residential 2013 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/london-south-bank-university-lsbu-in-africa-education-for-sustainability-efs-residential-2013/

 

New website: The Guide to Quality and Education for Sustainability in Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/new-website-the-guide-to-quality-and-education-for-sustainability-in-higher-education/

 

Gloucestershire workshop on Education for Sustainability in Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/gloucestershire-workshop-on-education-for-sustainability-in-higher-education/

 

New TOOLKIT: Problem-Based Learning: A Case Study of Sustainability Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/new-toolkit-problem-based-learning-a-case-study-of-sustainability-education/

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Notes blog

 

Education’s role in addressing sustainability and ESD http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/educations-role-in-addressing.html

 

Higher Education’s role in building a sustainable world http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/higher-educations-role-in-building.html

 

Pathways to a sustainable university http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/pathways-to-sustainable-university.html

 

EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University (Part 1): curriculum content and delivery http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/education-pathway-to-sustainable.html

 

Opportunities for integrating sustainability across curricula (Part 2 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/opportunities-for-integrating.html

 

University of Planetshire approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 3 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/university-of-planetshire-approach-to.html

 

Outputs of the University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 4 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/outputs-of-university-of-planetshire.html

 

Will it work? – The University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 5 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/will-it-work-university-of-planetshire.html

 

Sustainability as an enhancer of reputation & financial position | The Planetshire University (PU) model (A summary) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sustainability-as-enhancer-of.html

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Diary blog (ESD reflections)

 

The starting point of our sustainability crisis? http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/the-starting-point-of-our-sustainability-crisis/

 

Who depends on whom? A game of plates http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/who-depends-on-whom-a-game-of-plates/

 

Sustainability is a balancing act…. http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/sustainability-is-a-balancing-act/

 

 

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The HEA-CCCU workshop | Grass root and green shoots: a green academy inspired ESF initiative

SML-HEA-CCCUA workshop, titled ‘Grass root and green shoots: a green academy inspired ESF (education for sustainable futures) initiative,’ will take place at Blake Hall College, London on 16 May 2014.

 

Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the event will mainly focus on the ‘Futures Initiative’ (FI), an innovative approach to sustainability and environmental responsibility developed at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU). Designed to facilitate and fund the university’s departments to review and embed sustainability within their formal, informal and campus curricula, the FI has adopted the term ‘education for sustainable futures’ (ESF) to reflect this approach.

 

The workshop will include some of the university-wide initiatives of the FI, the philosophy behind it and the challenges of its implementation, offering the delegates an opportunity to reflect on how a bottom-up or grass-roots approach to embedding sustainability might work within their own institutions.

 

Following an introduction by an HEA representative, the workshop will turn into its seven sessions:

  • An Introduction to the Futures Initiative (FI) | Dr Peter Rands (Director of Sustainability Development, CCCU) and Dr Stephen Scoffham (Director of the FI, CCCU)
  • Connecting to the process, a facilitated interactive group session on the process of bidding for resources
  • From form to transform | Dr Karen Shepherdson (CCCU) will closely look at a case study
  • The process of transformation | Dr Nicola Kemp (CCCU) will explore the experience of academic transformation
  • Widening participation: the supportive infrastructure | A look at some of the elements of the supportive infrastructure required to ensure lasting change
  • Website: Exploring Sustainability | Dr Stephen Scoffham (CCCU) will lead an interactive session, focusing on the development of a dedicated website to support the process of facilitated engagement
  • Reflections: exploring opportunities for implementation | A whole group activity to explore implications of this approach for other institutions

 

The event is free of charge but a place must be reserved through online registration (see link below).

 

Image created from logos of the HEA and Canterbury Christ Church University

 

 

More…

 

Event page (and free online registration)

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Themes/GEN969_CCC

 

Event programme http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/seminars/2013-14/Themes2013-2014/GEN969_CCC/Canterbury_Prog_GEN969v2.pdf

 

Contact emailThematic.Seminar@heacademy.ac.uk

 

Green Academy | Higher Education Academy (HEA) | http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/sustainability/ESD_2014/Green_Academy

 

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) | The HEA http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/education-for-sustainable-development

 

The Futures Initiative (FI) | Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/projects/sustainable-development/ESD/The_futures_initiative.asp

 

Sustainability | CCCU http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/projects/sustainable-development/index.asp

 

Education for Sustainable Futures (ESF) | CCCU http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/projects/sustainable-development/ESD/Education_for_sustainable_futures.asp

 

The Green Academy | CCCU http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/projects/sustainable-development/ESD/Green_Academy.asp

 

 

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The HEA-Bristol seminar | Green academies: whole institution approaches to embedding ESD in the curriculum https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/the-hea-bristol-seminar-green-academies-whole-institution-approaches-to-embedding-esd-in-the-curriculum/

 

Online learning is a driver for sustainability, says Dr Speight at HEA-Nottingham seminar https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/online-learning-is-a-driver-for-sustainability-says-dr-speight-at-hea-nottingham-seminar/

 

The HEA-Nottingham seminar | Online & open: modelling sustainability & ‘greening the academy’ through E-learning https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/the-hea-nottingham-seminar-online-open-modelling-sustainability-greening-the-academy-through-e-learning/

 

The HEA-Southampton University seminar | Educating global citizens: Green Academy, student-staff partnerships & ESD https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/the-hea-southampton-university-seminar-educating-global-citizens-green-academy-student-staff-partnerships-esd/

 

The HEA-Bath Spa seminar | Embedding education for sustainability in a creative and multi-disciplinary context https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/the-hea-bath-spa-seminar-embedding-education-for-sustainability-in-a-creative-and-multi-disciplinary-context/

 

Annual Conference 2014 | The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/annual-conference-2014-the-environmental-association-for-universities-and-colleges-eauc/

 

ESD London Conference | Supporting Employability, Society & the Environment: A Curriculum for Sustainability https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/esd-london-conference-supporting-employability-society-the-environment-a-curriculum-for-sustainability/

 

Three years of innovation in sustainability in higher education and ESD | The Sustainable University One-stop Shop https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/three-years-of-innovation-in-sustainability-in-higher-education-and-esd-the-sustainable-university-one-stop-shop/

 

University of Bath’s free online course | Make an impact: Sustainability for Professionals

https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/university-of-baths-free-online-course-make-an-impact-sustainability-for-professionals/

 

Nottingham’s free online course: Sustainability, Society and You https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/nottinghams-free-online-course-sustainability-society-and-you/

 

HEFCE London event: NHS Sustainable Development jab to higher education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/hefce-london-event-nhs-sustainable-development-jab-to-higher-education/

 

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/unesco-world-conference-on-education-for-sustainable-development-esd/

 

Five questions and 100 delegates from 15 countries: COPERNICUS conference on higher education, sustainability and ESD https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/five-questions-and-100-delegates-from-15-countries-copernicus-conference-on-higher-education-sustainability-and-esd/

 

QAA/HEA ESD Guidance Document for UK higher education goes under consultation https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/qaahea-esd-guidance-document-for-uk-higher-education-goes-under-consultation/

 

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HEA-NUS Report 2013: Student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/hea-nus-report-2013-student-attitudes-towards-and-skills-for-sustainable-development/

 

UNEP publishes Greening Universities Toolkit https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/unep-publishes-greening-universities-toolkit/

 

House of Commons launch: UK’s Rio+20 Manifesto to strengthen education’s role in sustainable development https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/house-of-commons-launch-uks-rio20-manifesto-to-strengthen-educations-role-in-sustainable-development/

 

London South Bank University (LSBU) in Africa: Education for Sustainability (EfS) Residential 2013 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/london-south-bank-university-lsbu-in-africa-education-for-sustainability-efs-residential-2013/

 

New website: The Guide to Quality and Education for Sustainability in Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/new-website-the-guide-to-quality-and-education-for-sustainability-in-higher-education/

 

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Related posts on The Sustainable University Notes blog

 

Education’s role in addressing sustainability and ESD http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/educations-role-in-addressing.html

 

Higher Education’s role in building a sustainable world http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/higher-educations-role-in-building.html

 

Pathways to a sustainable university http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/pathways-to-sustainable-university.html

 

EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University (Part 1): curriculum content and delivery http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/education-pathway-to-sustainable.html

 

Opportunities for integrating sustainability across curricula (Part 2 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/opportunities-for-integrating.html

 

University of Planetshire approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 3 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/university-of-planetshire-approach-to.html

 

Outputs of the University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 4 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/outputs-of-university-of-planetshire.html

 

Will it work? – The University of Planetshire Approach to integrating sustainability across the curriculum (Part 5 of EDUCATION pathway to a Sustainable University) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/will-it-work-university-of-planetshire.html

 

Sustainability as an enhancer of reputation & financial position | The Planetshire University (PU) model (A summary) http://su-notes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sustainability-as-enhancer-of.html

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University Diary blog (ESD reflections)

 

The starting point of our sustainability crisis? http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/the-starting-point-of-our-sustainability-crisis/

 

Who depends on whom? A game of plates http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/who-depends-on-whom-a-game-of-plates/

 

Sustainability is a balancing act…. http://esddiary.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/sustainability-is-a-balancing-act/

 

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The Sustainable University One-stop Shopwww.sustainableuni.kk5.org

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Project PROPOSAL for universities | Sustainability as an enhancer of reputation and financial position | The Planetshire University (PU) modelhttps://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/proposal/

 

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Profile & Portfolio | Asitha Jayawardena | Strengths, Accomplishments & Recognitionhttp://issuu.com/aij3/docs/profile-asitha

 

Online Shelf | Examples of past work (PDFs, booklets, press articles, logos, etc) http://issuu.com/aij3