UWE Bristol delighted to host the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) 20th Annual Conference

Issue date: 25 May 2016

Students cycling in Bristol

The 20th annual conference organised by the EAUC will be held at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) on 25 and 26 May 2016.

The conference “Learning and Legacy: The Role of Education in Creating Healthier, Happier Cities” will bring 300 sustainability academics, professionals and students to the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) Helen Lloyd Wildman said, “I am delighted that UWE Bristol is hosting this conference to celebrate sustainability action by universities and inspire collaboration.”

In her welcome speech DVC Wildman will announce several new energy security initiatives by UWE Bristol which will reduce carbon emissions on the university estate.

These include a new combined heat and power station and a large roof mounted photovoltaic system. Together these schemes are expected to save 1300 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

University students and staff will be making a significant contribution to the 2016 EAUC Conference proceedings.

The University's Green Capital activities are to be showcased in a plenary session, whilst the whole institution approach to education for sustainable development is the subject of a conference workshop.

UWE Bristol's engagement with the Whole Earth? Exhibition features in a further conference workshop and will be viewed by delegates during an early morning tour.

Finally, sustainable features of our campus, facilities and operations and formal and informal curriculum activities will be further highlighted during further tours and in the conference exhibition.

Professor James Longhurst, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, said, “UWE Bristol looks forward to sharing its approach to sustainability with EAUC colleagues and to learning from good practice elsewhere in the sector.”

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