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).

Image adapted from competition website.

Competition website

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CONFERENCE: Climate Change Governance in Nov 2012 (Kingston University)

A conference on Climate Change Governance, convened by Kingston Law School (TEEL Research Group), will be held in London on 2 November 2012.

Focusing on climate change litigation, climate change and forestry, pensions and climate change and possible future directions, the conference will explore the viability of existing legal mechanisms and the potential of emerging approaches.

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Kingston hosts London RCE partners’ meeting

Kingston University London hosted a meeting of the partners of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) on 8 June 2012.

Coordinated by London South Bank University (LSBU) and supported by other London universities including Kingston University, University of East London (UEL) and Queen Mary University of London, the London RCE is a diverse network of individuals and organisations from education, state, business and voluntary sector committed to Education for Sustainable Development in their respective areas. It is part of the 100-member Global RCE Network being developed by United Nations University.

Photograph by Asitha Jayawardena

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UEL hosts London RCE partners’ meeting (Feb 2012)

The University of East London (UEL) hosted a meeting of the partners of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) on 24 February 2012.

Coordinated by London South Bank University (LSBU) and supported by other London universities including UEL, Kingston and Queen Mary University of London, the London RCE is a diverse network of individuals and organisations from education, state, business and voluntary sector committed to Education for Sustainable Development in their respective areas. It is part of the 100-member Global RCE Network being developed by United Nations University.

The next partners meeting will be hosted by Kingston University in June 2012.

Photograph by Asitha Jayawardena

 

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New Director of Kingston Sustainability Hub

Dr Victoria Hands is the new Director of the Sustainability Hub of Kingston University, taking over from Dr Ros Taylor in January 2012.

Dr Hands was Head of Environmental Sustainability at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she established a Sustainability Team and an environmental management system. She holds a PhD in embedding sustainable development and chairs the London Universities Environment Group (LUEG).

Dr Taylor has been instrumental in the development of Kingston University’s sustainability movement, which led to the creation of the Sustainability Hub in 2009. Now in retirement after 40 years of service to Kingston, she has accepted an honorary role in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.

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HEFCE awards £11 million for 28 carbon reduction projects

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has awarded nearly £11 million to 27 higher education institutions for 28 carbon emission reduction projects.

In this second round of the Revolving Green Fund (RGF), four universities – Exeter, Derby, Bradford and Plymouth – received funding for major building retrofit projects that are collectively expected to cut carbon dioxide emissions by around 18,500 tonnes a year.

Twenty-four HEIs, including Exeter, received a total of £6.83 million for small scale energy efficiency projects. They are: Canterbury Christ Church University, Coventry University, Edge Hill University, University of Exeter, Kingston University, Lancaster University, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, University of Lincoln, University of Liverpool, University of London, University of Northampton, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, University of Oxford, University College Plymouth Marjon, Royal Veterinary College, University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University, University of Surrey, University of Sussex, University of Warwick, University of Winchester, and University of Worcester.

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UEL hosts London RCE partners’ meeting

The University of East London (UEL) hosted 2011’s last meeting of the partners of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) on 9 December 2011.

Coordinated by London South Bank University (LSBU) and supported by other London universities including Kingston, the London RCE is a diverse network of individuals and organisations from education, state, business and voluntary sector committed to Education for Sustainable Development in their respective areas. It is also a member of the 88-member Global RCE Network being developed by United Nations University.

Photograph by Asitha Jayawardena