ERIC Number: ED435810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Towards Sustainability: A Guide for Colleges.
Khan, Shirley Ali
This guide, which builds on the Further Education Development Agency's environmental, regional, and economic development initiatives, is intended to help further education (FE) colleges throughout the United Kingdom respond to the sustainable development challenges posed by the International Organization for Standardization's quality environmental management systems standards ISO 14001 and the European Union's eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS). Section 1 is an introduction that outlines the sustainable development education-related goals set for FE colleges by 2010 and lists the environmental, economic, and social conditions for sustainability. Section 2 is a framework for managing sustainability that covers the following key elements of that task: commitment (policy, sustainability policy themes for FE, awareness raising and training, reporting); planning (conducting an initial review, identifying sustainability efforts, setting objectives and targets, FE sustainability indicators); action (developing a sustainability program, establishing responsibilities, developing a sustainability manual); and evaluation (conducting an audit, pursuing certification/registration). Section 3 lists nine references; resources developed during the HE21 Project; pertinent Scottish college case studies; and addresses of five useful organizations. Appended are the following: background information about the Sustainable Development Education Panel; overview of the environmental responsibility (Toyne) report and review; and outline of the content of ISO 14001 and the EMAS. (MN)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Economic Development, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Strategic Planning, Sustainable Development, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Further Education Development Agency, Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: European Union; United Kingdom