The Association of Colleges (AoC) Sustainability Portfolio Group aims to raise the profile of sustainability to Government and its agencies. Representatives from colleges across the country make up the membership of the group.
Notes of meetings
Review of Sustainability Portfolio Group
A review of the Sustainability Portfolio Group was carried out with members to ensure that it remained relevant. Findings included:
- Some contributors highlighted the financial pressures that push sustainability functions down on the colleges' list of priorities.
- Others recognise the positive role that a sustainability focus can play in cutting costs through energy savings, some of whom concluding that a focus purely on estates management must be the way forward.
- A majority of contributors stress the high importance of incorporating sustainability in the curriculum. This means delivering the learning and skills required for a low carbon and resource efficient economy.