The FE Climate Action Roadmap: Practical help for implementation for Governors - Shared screen with speaker view
welcome everyone delighted you can join us. please use the chat and add any questions
hi all, I’m
Nicola from Warrington and vale royal. I’m a newly appt staff governor and can’t wait to meet you all
Hi all . Elaine Hawkins - Vice Chair of Governors, Southwark College in London
a very warm welcome to the sector Nicola and thanks for joining todays session
Hi all. I am a newly appointed Governor at Warrington and Vale Royal college.
Hi all, I’m May Miller and on the board of City of Glasgow College. Good to see you all.
Hello. Rob Mitchell, Governor at Etc. Group, day job is Head of Policy & Performance with Redcar & Cleveland Council which has declared a Climate Emergency. So passionate about climate change I've earned the name "Swampy" at the Council!
Good afternoon all. Mike Atherton, Vice Chair of Governors at The Sixth Form College, Colchester here.
Hi Everyone I'm also a newly appointed Governor at Warrington and Vale Royal College.
Hi all - I am Chair of WM College - The Working Men’s College in Camden
Hi I'm Keith Webb a Governor at Huddersfied New College with a particular concern with green matters.
welcome everyone :) please do send in any questions you have :)
thank you all really good to meet you and to hear how you can help us influence decision makers and local partners to work with college on this challenge
hi everyone, I'm Chair of Wigan & Leigh College. Very interested in climate change initiatives.
Hi I am Denis Miles, VC Heart of Worcestershire College and about to Chair its Sustainability Task Group.
great news Denis let us know if we can help
Hi All, I’m Chair of Plumpton College a Land Based College in East Sussex - very interested in this agenda and finding out what other colleges are doing !
Hello, I am Vice Chair for London & South East Colleges and feel that climate change and the Government initiatives are very important for colleges, young people who need good jobs and the local community. Charles
thanks Julie we are sharing case studies and examples in due course and can partner emerging colleges with those who have developed plans and actions although no one has all the answers yet
Hi. I'm also a newly appointed Governor at Warrington and Vale Royal College. Keen to see how this long term strategy fits alongside short-term survival priorities.
Hello, Kevin Prince I’m Chair of Governors and Colchester Institute.
really good point Andrew its fine balance
Cath Dutton, Chair, Kendal College
Hi all, I'm Chair of Corporation at Kendal College. Great to see you all.
thanks Charles we would all agree with that
Rob i like your nickname
Afternoon all. I seem to remember Salix being grants but then changed to loans. Is that still the case. Thanks Derek
Hi Derek the recent offer does say grants - but on first come first serve basis - which of course is not ideal
Not a question, but an early reflection. There won't be a local authority in the UK that isn't trying to reduce it's carbon footprint. Colleges employ many thousands of staff, and support hundreds of thousands of students, all of whom can help to join forces locally to increase recycling, reduce waste, promote biodiversity etc.
The Climate Commission for UK College and University Students and Leaders waslaunched in November 2019 with the aim to produce a clear, consistent and cohesiveresponse to the climate emergency. AoC is a founder member of the commissionalong with EAUC, Universities UK and GuildHE. These four partner organisationsrepresent 420 institutions; 4.7m students; 540,000 staff; and £43bn turnoverCommissioners have been appointed from each partner and Steve is the AoC and FE Commissioner
Great responses - thanks. Clearly, with climate action being such a high priority for young people, it has almost become as important as "hygiene factors" such as H&S and Safeguarding. Students won't go to colleges that don't demonstrate the highest climate action ambition.