Newcastle Civic Centre

Since July 2004, the sustainability@newcastle group has engaged the local community to help spread sustainability education and awareness. This has included:

  • Schools & colleges
  • Business & industry
  • The wider community

An example of our work has been the development, in collaboration with Coquet High School, Amble, Northumberland, of material suitable for engaging school students in sustainability issues.

Workshops, each two days long, have been held at the ends of the last two school years for AS/A level students. The latest workshop focused on designing a sustainable community (in a fictional landscape) and one of its houses. Students worked in groups of 3-6 people.

However, the aim of sustainability@newcastle is to support the providers of sustainability education and awareness raising, rather than organising workshops ourselves. The schools workshops have been as much about enabling the teachers as about running workshops with the students.

Community access

This section of the site provides access to 'Communities', where you can follow activities, obtain information and join in discussions in a community. If you join the sustainability@newcastle network, you will also be able to access material created by and for the community.

The communities are:

  • Schools & colleges
  • Business & industry
  • The wider community

If you would like to become a member of the sustainability@newcastle network or would simply like to know more about sustainability education fill in our registration form or contact the sustainability@newcastle group.

Download a description of the sustainable community workshop.

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Highlight for April 2008

Integrated Modelling for Strategic Planning

Strategic planning for sustainability requires complex systems to be modelled.

Because of this complexity, it is unrealistic to develop new and comprehensive models for each of the numerous possible situations likely to be encountered. Many models already exist ...

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Upcoming seminars

The EDC often hosts, arranges or is associated with a wide variety of seminars related to its activities.

These seminars (often in association with an engineering institute) are always open to students and staff at the university and often to the public.

Upcoming events will be listed on this website in the future. Please check back from time to time for updates.