Upcoming meetings, events and news

1. Sustainability in the Curriculum meeting: Carbon literacy

Come along to the next meeting continuing our focus on carbon literacy. Wednesday, 20th April from 2pm to 4pm in University Place, Room 6.206. Dr Chris Stone (MMU) and Lucy Millard (UoM) will discuss current and prospective activities relating to the Carbon Literacy Project. Chris Stone will present an overview and evaluation assessment of an innovative ‘carbon literacy’ (CL) education and training programme delivered to undergraduate students studying MMU postgraduate degree programmes in 2014-15. Lucy Millard will talk about initial plans for a carbon literacy accreditation scheme for staff at the UoM. As is usual in these meetings there will be opportunities for discussion around the theme.

20th EAUC Annual Conference, which will take place at the University of the West of England (UWE) on 25th - 26th May 2016. See website for details: http://bit.ly/1KU8pzq

Piloting The Sustainability Grand Challenge

In May 2014 community of practice participants  met to discuss the UoM Sustainable World Grand Challenge pilot event. The event was piloted in order to gain insights into how to approach future ‘grand challenge’ signature events. The Sustainable World event is one of three potential ‘grand challenge’ events being considered as an offer to all UG students at the University. The first year event will address sustainability issues, and in the successive two years the topics will be ‘social justice’ and ‘work place ethics’. Read more