No votes yet

How the Further Education Sector Is Adopting Sustainable Development as a Central Organising Principle

13 Nov 2014 - Case study
Author(s): Cynnal Cymru, Rhodri Thomas

Further Education colleges in Wales have been engaged with the challenge of Sustainable Development for over ten years and within the sector there are some good examples of a mature, embedded approach. The need to reduce costs, combined with a commitment to the concept of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC) has provided the motivation for developing a comprehensive, whole system culture of management and practice.

In this report and the accompanying mini case studies that focus on a particular theme, we highlight the work of a group of colleges that have signed the Sustainable Development Charter. The good practice featured here is not limited to these examples however. Further Education as a whole provides an opportunity for organisations from all sectors to learn how the principles of sustainability can be use to run a complex organisation.

Publication Delayed

This report and a selection of additional case studies will be published bilingually soon.

Pathfinder Programme

A Welsh Government funded programme to support communities to take action on climate change.

Community Energy Wales

Bringing together communities acting on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Support For Sustainable Living

A scheme designed to bring about long-term changes in behaviour and lifestyle to help reduce Wales’ greenhouse gas emissions and help organisations and communities adapt to the impacts of climate change.