Friday, 21 September 2012

Fwd: The Higher Education Academy's Education for Sustainable Development Bulletin – 21st September 2012

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Subject: The Higher Education Academy's Education for Sustainable Development Bulletin – 21st September 2012
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:10:28 +0100
From: Simon Kemp <sustainability@HEACADEMY.AC.UK>
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The Higher Education Academy's Education for Sustainable Development Bulletin – 21st September 2012

Green Academy II – advance notification of the new Green Academy Change Programme

The call for proposals to participate in the new Green Academy programme will be released to the sector on Tuesday 2nd October 2012.  The call will remain open until Tuesday 27th November 2012, with the programme running from February 2013 to February 2014.  Full details of the programme will be released as part of the call documents.

The Green Academy Evaluation Report and Case Studies from the first programme will also be made available to the community on the same date. 

Launch of the Sustainability Exchange

Leading organisations from across the further and higher education sector have joined forces to create the 'Sustainability Exchange' the UK's first centralised information portal and online community for the sector, sharing a wealth of information, experience and resources that are available to everyone. Today, educational institutions face enormous pressure from stakeholders and students alike to be more sustainably-minded. This pressure, along with the need to comply with ever-changing legislation, means the demand for knowledge, discussion and debate on sustainable development is greater than ever.
The Sustainability Exchange has been created with the support of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) via its Leadership, Governance and Management (LGM) Fund. The EAUC and Staffordshire University have led a partnership of 20 other organisations to deliver greater efficiencies through the collaboration of educational institutions. 

The Higher Education Academy is delighted to support this excellent initiative and look forward to extending the reach of our resources.

Beyond the job factory: higher education, business and sustainable development in the 21st century"

Webinar with Dr John Blewitt, Aston Business School, Aston University on 26 September 2012, 11.00GMT.

Full details can be found at:

Green Gown Awards

The Green Gown Awards black-tie ceremony brings together the leaders, drivers and thinkers of sustainability initiatives within the tertiary education sector. Show your support for and get inspiration from our finalists by being a part of the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the education sector. 

Take your seats at the sustainability awards ceremony of the year and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the tertiary education sector in dramatic style. Get your colleagues and senior management on board and book your tickets now.



Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future

UNESCO has produced a multimedia teacher education programme – Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future. It provides professional development for student teachers, teachers, curriculum developers, education policy makers, and authors of educational materials. The modules are divided into four themes:

  • Curriculum rationale;
  •  Sustainable development across the curriculum;
  • Contemporary issues; and
  • Teaching and learning strategies.

Details are available online at

'Sustainability' open access journal

Submissions are open for the following Special Issues:

·         40th Anniversary of "The Limits to Growth"  (Deadline: 30 November 2012)

·         Sustainable Design and Construction (Deadline: 30 November 2012) 

·         Terrestrial Ecosystem Restoration: (Deadline: 31 December 2012) 

·         Sustainable Branding and Marketing: (Deadline: 31 December 2012)

·         Measuring Socio-Economic Well-Being: (Deadline: 31 December 2012) 


The 2nd World Sustainability Forum Conference

The 2nd World Sustainability Forum Conference will be held from 1 to 30 November 2012 at a new platform,, developed by MDPI to organize electronic conferences for scholars.

Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Sustainability, will be the chair. The Forum covers research in many areas relating to sustainability and sustainable development, and includes sessions in many important areas:

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Corporate Sustainability Strategy
  • Social Values for a Sustainable Economy
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources
  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Sustainable Development Policy and Practice
  • Sustainability Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Innovation
  • Remote Sensing for Sustainable Management of Land and Biodiversity

Participants in this multidisciplinary conference will have the opportunity to examine, explore and critically engage with issues and advances in these and related areas. We hope to facilitate debates on theoretical and practical investigations, and to allow participants to "make a difference".

For more information about the Forum, please visit



New Books on the Springer Series  "Climate Change Management" 
Edited by Professor Leal
The "Climate Change Management" series is a world leading book series specifically focusing on climate change management. The latest volumes are listed below.
"Climate Change Governance" 
Series: Climate Change Management, Volume 4
Edited by Jörg Knieling and Walter Leal Filho
Springer, Berlin, January 2013, 318 pp. ISBN: 978-3-642-29830-1
 Details are available at:
"Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management"
Series: Climate Change Management, Volume 5
Edited by Walter Leal Filho
Springer, Berlin, January 2013, 692 pp.  ISBN: 978-3-642-31109-3
Details are available at:


So many launches and launch dates in this bulletin.  It's just like an Apple iPhone launch– just more exciting!

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Best wishes,


Simon Kemp

Academic Lead, Education for Sustainable Development

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