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The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has launched a new short course that has been designed as an introduction to the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. 

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act of 2015 is the first of its kind in the World, where the Well-being of Future Generations is considered at the heart of Welsh Government decision making. In the Act, Sustainable Development means the process of improving the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales by taking actions, aimed at achieving seven well-being goals.

The certificate has been led by Dr Carolyn Hayles, Academic Lead for INSPIRE and developed by a team of academics from the University.

Available to any student or staff member interested in understanding more about Sustainable Development and the WFGA, the shape and delivery of the Certificate has been devised for on-line learning and is similar to the delivery model used when developing content for a MOOC. There are 8 ten-minute videos describing the Sustainable Development or Well-being Goals (including 1 introductory session). Each unit comes with further reading, case studies, websites resources, a quiz and questions for the online discussion forum.

posted on 30 Oct 2017

INSPIRE launched an online sustainability certificate on Go Green Day, 13th October. The certificate is available through Moodle for all staff and students and provides an introduction to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Well-being of Future Generations Act!

posted on 30 Oct 2017

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Plant Swap
A Plant Swap was run by Lucy Wigley, Student Services on 27th April! The event was really successful with people from all different departments coming to swap plants and equipment. The Student Services department also fundraised for new outdoor seating by selling cakes!

posted on 5 Jun 2017

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Food waste
We have collections for food waste on our Swansea, Carmarthen and Lampeter campuses. In Carmarthen and Swansea the food waste is composted, in Lampeter is sent for anaerobic digestion and is used to create energy. Since September 8.1 tonnes of food waste has been composted from our Carmarthen campus.

posted on 5 Jun 2017

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Tassimo Pod Collection
Here in the School of Applied Computing (Mount Pleasant,Swansea) we run a used Tassimo coffee pod collection. Most people think they're not recyclable, but we have found that they can be. We don't have enough to trade them in ourselves as you need thousands - so we hand them on to Waunarlwydd Primary School who have a bigger collection going on with local Tescos etc (they get 1p per pod and get about £500 a year which they spend on sporting equipment)

We send out an email to our Faculty (FACE)/Advert Mail (Swansea) periodically and collect them in at our School Office and at Main Reception Mount Pleasant.

If people would like to collect on other campuses - someone could bring them down to Swansea when they are coming anyway for a meeting or whatever - we are very happy to take them and add them to our pile.

I'm sure there must be loads out these pods there going to waste!

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Heating controls in rooms
Fitting heating controls on radiators so that we can regulate a comfertable work temerature that may be reduced on hot days or when rooms are busy

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Whole University Approach
Work towards seeing sustainability practice on campus reflecting the discussion in sustainability modules and curriculum so students and staff see innovation and good practice in their everyday campus life.

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Move away from the reliance on non-sustainable materials
Develop campuses that have food outlets that use reusable materials or materials that can be recycled and that the system for doing this this clear.

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Composting points (archived)
Encourage composting of teabags, fruit skins etc. and have a composting system in place on Carmarthen campus.

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Run a Plant Swap (archived)
We are alreday holding a Plant Swap (and cake sale) on Carmarthen Campus on 27th April to swap gardning ideas, plants and seeds. Come for ideas to refresh your garden.

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