The HEA-Southampton University seminar | Educating global citizens: Green Academy, student-staff partnerships & ESD

SML-HEA-SouthamptonA seminar, titled ‘Educating global citizens: Green Academy as a vehicle for students and staff partnerships for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD),’ will take place at the University of Southampton on 25 February 2014.

Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), this event will bring together national experts, students and staff with an interest in exploring sustainable development in the curriculum. It will build on the solid body of evidence that students believe sustainability should be covered by their university, as revealed by the HEA/NUS (National Union of Students) research on student attitudes to sustainability.

The day’s focus will be to provide a platform for students and staff to work together to shape the embedding of ESD within the teaching and learning of topic areas not traditionally associated with ESD.

The event will also provide a platform for exploring the use of technology, the campus as a living lab, and extra-curricular learning in the context of ESD. It intends to cover areas such as exploring curriculum design and learning materials, enhancing student employability and graduate capabilities, and potential open educational resources.

The event will begin with a national perspective on ESD by Simon Kemp (Sustainability Action Chair University of Southampton). It will feature two keynotes, by Charlotte Taylor (NUS) and Dr Zoe Robinson (Keele University).  A session led by the University of Southampton Students’ Union and Sustainability Action Programme will cover Student-Staff Partnerships for Sustainability at Southampton. Another session, by Simon Kemp, Jessica Lobo, Julia Kendal from the University of Southampton, will simulate a Sustainability Development Goals Summit. The event will also feature two more speakers, namely Felix Spira (Rootability) and Julie Wintrup (University of Southampton).

Attendance is free and 60 places are available on first-come, first-served basis. Please register online (see link below).

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

 

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Event webpage (and free online registration) http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Themes/GEN972_Southampton

Contact email Thematic.Seminar@heacademy.ac.uk

Day’s programme http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/seminars/2013-14/Themes2013-2014/GEN972_southampton/thematic_WSS_programme_template_Southamptonv3.pdf

Student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development (Report)

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/sustainability/ESD_student_attitudes_2013_v4.pdf

ESD page on the HEA website http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/education-for-sustainable-development

Sustainability Action Programme, University of Southampton http://www.southampton.ac.uk/sustainabilityaction/index.page

 

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Tyndall Climate Change Conference: Radical Emission Reduction

SML-tyndall-radicalconfA Climate Change conference on Radical Emission Reduction will take place at the Royal Society in London on 10-11 December 2013.

In response to the question ‘Why radical mitigation (i.e. emission reductions)?’ the conference webpage declares,Today, in 2013, we face an unavoidably radical future. We either continue with rising emissions and reap the radical repercussions of severe climate change, or we acknowledge that we have a choice and pursue radical emission reductions: No longer is there a non-radical option.’

Organised by The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, this international conference aims to provide an evidence-base for developing radical-mitigation strategies against climate change.  Fostering an up-beat and can-do mentality, it will consider how to deliver reductions in energy consumption of at least 8% per year (~60% across a decade). Although academic in format, this forum will bring together practitioners and decision-makers in public and business sectors and civil society as well as academics, researchers and students, inviting all – participants and others – to share their ideas on this 8% reduction, using Twitter hash-tag #RadicalPlan

On Day 1, Naomi Klein, the author of The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, will deliver the keynote address via weblink. The day will see six sessions:

  • The rationale and framing for the conference
  • Framing and barriers to radical mitigation
  • Understanding the policy context
  • Policy options for radical mitigation
  • Behaviours and political and social norms
  • Behaviours and engaging publics

It will end with a poster session with a reception.

Day 2 will comprise six sessions:

  • Governance for radical mitigation
  • Delivering radical mitigation 1
  • Delivering radical mitigation 2
  • Mobilising action amongst non-government actors
  • Lifestyles and emissions
  • Pathways for radical mitigation

The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research is a partnership between a selection of researchers from eight UK universities, namely Cardiff, Newcastle, Cambridge, East Anglia (headquarters),  Manchester, Oxford, Southampton and  Sussex. Together with contributions from Fudan University in China, the Centre forms the Tyndall Consortium.

Driven by its vision, ‘To be an internationally recognised source of high quality and integrated climate-change research, and to exert a seminal influence on the design and achievability of the long-term strategic objectives of national and international climate policy,’ The Centre aims ‘to research, assess and communicate from a distinct trans-disciplinary perspective, the options to mitigate, and the necessities to adapt to, climate change, and to integrate these into the global, UK and local contexts of sustainable development.’ It works not only within the research community, but also with business leaders, policy advisors, the media and the public in general.

Image developed using the Tyndall Centre logo on the conference webpage

 

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Conference webpage http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/radical-emission-reduction-conference-10-11-december-2013

Conference programme (PDF) http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/sites/default/files/radicalplanprogramme.pdf

Abstracts of conference papers (PDF) http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/sites/default/files/radicalplanabstracts_0.pdf

The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research http://www.tyndall.ac.uk @TyndallCentre

 

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Southampton Blackout 2013: ‘pizza driven energy reduction’

SML-Soton-Blackout-SS-NEWThe second Blackout of the University of Southampton, the biggest switch-off and energy audit of this kind in UK higher education, took place on 26 April 2013.

Starting at 7pm, volunteers from staff and student community switched off non-essential lights and electrical equipment that had been left switched on before the weekend.

After the exercise, the participating campuses’ energy use over the 27-28 April weekend would be compared with that of a similar weekend in order to find the amount of energy saved. Last year’s inaugural Blackout saved over £1,600 and seven tonnes of carbon.

SML-Soton-Blackout-SK-pizza-NEWTweeting on 27 April, Simon Kemp, University Sustainability Action Chair, branded the exercise as ‘pizza driven energy reduction’, referring to the post-event pizza treat to the hungry volunteers who had survived a hard-night’s work.

Photographs from tweets by Sustainable Soton @Sustainable_UoS and Simon Kemp‏ @skemp_esd.

Twitter #sotonblackout

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Southampton Blackout page

Southampton Blackout video by Southampton University Student Union

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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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Eight universities take part in HEA’s ‘Green Academy: Curricula for tomorrow’

Higher Education Academy (HEA) launched in February 2011 a six-month programme, ‘Green Academy: Curricula for tomorrow,’ in association with the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and the National Union of Students (NUS), to assist universities in embedding sustainability across their curricula. Participants comprised teams from eight universities: University of Bristol, Canterbury Christ Church University, Keele University, University of Nottingham, University of Southampton, Swansea University, University of Wales (Trinity Saint David) and University of Worcester.

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