EAUC stands for The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges. As you had probably guessed from the title, EAUC is an alliance between universities, colleges and commercial organisations who work together on sustainability issues. The purpose of EAUC is not only to promote sustainable living values and support sustainable economic and social development but also to challenge and fight unsustainable practice.
They bring optimism and enthusiasm in the world of sustainable development and they encourage people of all ages to engage with their actions. EAUC is a non profit organisation which was fonded in 1966 and which is ran by members for members. The organisation maintains an independent position and free from political or commercial interests as all the funding come from memberships and from the services they offer.
Canterbury Christ Church University is a member of the association too and both students and staff can become members for free, using their student/staff accounts. The organisation provides several webinars which members can attend for free but they also organise a series of events which vary from award nights, trainings and talks . Why join? Because it looks great on your CV, you learn new things, meet new people and you get to do things that can make a change to your community.
EAUC also organises an annual conference, where students, staff and experts in the field meet to plan further sustainable development. This year’s conference will be held in Bristol between the 25th and 26th of May and the theme is Learning and Legacy: The Role of Education in Creating Healthier, Happier Cities. One of the staff members of the Student Green Office is already going, but any other students and staff members who are interested to join can easily do so. Simply get in touch with us or visit the EAUC website: http://www.eauc.org.uk/annual_conference .