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Govtoday in Association with The Carbon Trust and Solar Schools is proud to present our 3rd Annual National Greening Education Conference and Exhibition: The foundations of a sustainable future, to be held on Wednesday 1st May 2013.
The Government has identified its top priority as growth, reinforcing its ‘Greenest ever Government’ commitment by pledging to focus on sustainable growth that is both balanced and shared.
The Coalition Government’s Mainstreaming Sustainable Development vision reaffirmed this commitment, with a goal of:
“developing real and measurable indicators to monitor sustainability across government and report results publicly”
To drive the agenda forward, Government has initiated a series of reviews, placing the UK on a path to strong, sustainable and balanced growth. The long term economic growth of the nation relies on the protection and enhancement of environmental resources and paying due regard to social needs. As part of this commitment to enhancing wellbeing, the Government will measure progress as a country, not just by how the economy is growing, but by how lives are improving.
With the Sustainable Growth Agenda taking such a high priority, the Education Sectors have been placed in the unique position of playing a leading role in the development of change, embedding sustainability within the heart of education and implementing the sustainable skills required for the transition to a low carbon economy.
The foundations of a sustainable future will examine the crucial role to be played by the education sector, through the greening of schools and initialisation of sustainable thinking, as well as the pivotal roles that both colleges and universities play in both the reduction of carbon emissions per institution and the creation of future leaders for a low carbon economy.
Contribute to our discussion forum
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Many thanks, Simon, for your example! Being the founder of The Sustainable University One-stop Shop (www.sustainableuni.kk5.org/), I would again...
No matter who you are; at home and at work if one adapts a sustainable greener lifestyle you will not only be protecting and developing a world we...
Absolutely!! Norfolk schools reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 9% in one year, saving £850,000 in their energy costs. The cost savings are...
Chair, LRC of Expertise for Education for Sustainable Development
London South Bank University
Ros Wade is Director of the international Education for Sustainability (EFS) programme at London South Bank University(LSBU). This groundbreaking course has been promoting change for... Read more
Facilities Services Coordinator
Tower Hamlets College
University of Brighton
Waste and Environmental Manager
University College London Hospitals NHS Trust
University of Hull
Director Estates and Facilities
St Mary`s University College
Superintendant of the Engineering Workshops
University of Cambridge
Group Manager - Building Surveyors
London Borough of Redbridge Council
Greenwich School of Management