Sustainability: meeting the social foundations of current and future generations while living responsibly within a healthy, natural environment.
Vision and aims
Sustainability for us means meeting the social foundations of current and future generations while living responsibly within a healthy, natural environment.
Our vision is to enable individuals, communities and organisations to act towards a sustainable future through education, research and partnership. We support interdisciplinary, cross-campus and cross-sectoral solutions to climate change.
We aim to:
- Bring people, disciplines and sectors together for new insights.
- Connect academic expertise with policy, business and activism.
- Build capacity through mainstreaming sustainability education.
Our objectives are to:
- Enable the University to lead and be part of the current global movement calling for sustainable solutions across all sectors.
- Support, publicly promote, and help to coordinate the activities of staff (academic & professional) and students around sustainability.
- Leverage Scottish, UK, and International funding and multi-sector partnerships for future calls related to the climate emergency.
Centre for Sustainable Solutions film
The Centre for Sustainable Solutions is making new connections every day and we are keen to enable everyone at the University of Glasgow to act toward a sustainable and just future. The Centre is focusing its climate action in three key domains: education, research and partnership.
The big ideas: Doughnut Economics
Recent instability amongst US banks, growing discontent with jobs, housing shortages and growing inequality is reinforcing the need for the new economic models. Doughnut Economics asks our economy to prioritise people’s capabilities in relation to what’s needed to sustain a healthy thriving life.
Networking Meeting Takeaways
The Centre for Sustainable Solutions hosts a regular networking meeting to engage with colleagues, and to facilitate networking opportunities across all colleges and services within the University. The aim of the meetings is to help build internal networks and share resources and best practice across the institute.
26 MayCentre for Sustainable Solutions’ Education officer Ben Murphy recently presented at the Women’s Legacy Transnational conference. Ben has been working as a consultant with the ERASMUS+ team on the ‘Womens Legacy: our cultural heritage for equity’ project over the past two years, and the conference marked the culmination of the project.
26 MayThe Centre exists to enable individuals, communities and organisations to act towards a sustainable future through education, research and partnership. We support interdisciplinary, cross-campus and cross-sectoral solutions to climate change. Recently, the centre co-sponsored the ‘Beltane @ the Shieling Project’ event.
29 JunAs corporations and governments stall on their net-zero promises, climate activists are turning to legal action to drive forward a just transition.