We are pleased to announce that Mike Barry will be a keynote speaker at the EAUC Annual Conference, 25 – 26 May at the University of the West of England.
Mike joins a packed two-day programme which will also feature keynote sessions from a panel discussing Bristol’s year as the 2015 European Green Capital and David Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies & Politics EMERITUS and Counselor to the President at Oberlin College.
As cities become as important as nation states in shaping our lives, will universities and colleges be on the front or back foot of change? – Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business at Marks & Spencer
The conference concludes with a session delivered by Mac Macartney, founder of Embercome, who will deliver an engaging session that is sure to leave the audience full of ideas on how to promote sustainability at their institutions!
Under the title ‘Learning and Legacy: The Role of Education in Creating Healthier, Happier Cities,’ the EAUC’s 2016 Conference will consider the role tertiary education institutions can play in; encouraging community cohesion, connecting stakeholders, driving social and business innovation and acting as a catalyst for change to influence the future generations that will be inhabiting our cities.
As well as keynote sessions, the two-day conference will feature a range of workshops split into four categories based on the EAUC’s LiFE framework, ensuring a whole institution approach to sustainability. The LiFE framework categories include Estates and Operations, Partnership and Engagement, Leadership and Governance and Learning, Teaching and Research and breakout sessions will explore sustainable issues with regard to each. Workshop topics this year include ISO 14001:2015, biodiversity, procurement and travel plans.