The University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth have announced a new collaboration aimed at placing sustainability at the heart of learning.
This new strategic alliance has the common aim of Wales being leaders in the 21st century race to develop new ways of living more sustainably.
The two organisations have come together based on shared values and a joint recognition of the urgent need to place sustainability at the heart of how we plan for the future, how we do business and most importantly how to embed it into all aspects of the educational experience from day-visits to work with schools, colleges and short courses right through to higher education and research. Their joint intention is to ensure everyone receives the information and skills required to become responsible citizens in the 21st century.
Both organisations are looking forward to the benefits this new collaboration can offer. CAT has been catalysing living within environmental limits since it was founded in 1974 and has inspired generations of students and visitors since its inception. CAT has recently opened its award winning WISE (Wales Institute for Sustainable Education) facility based on its pioneering 40-acre ‘living laboratory’ site and provides opportunities for hundreds of postgraduate students to acquire specialist skills.
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is a new university arising out of the merger of the oldest higher education providers in Wales. The university is rising to the sustainability challenge in a strategic and holistic way by embedding sustainable development into the overall student experience. Last month, the university launched its virtual institute; INSPIRE (Institute for Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness).
INSPIRE is part of the University’s ‘fit for future’ framework which will embed sustainable development through the learning, teaching, curricula, campus, community and culture of Trinity Saint David. The intention is to ensure future graduates are globally aware and responsible citizens in the 21st century.
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