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28 November 2023

Sign up for change with WYCC on Carbon Literacy Action Day

WYCC broadens opportunities for education and local authorities on Carbon Literacy Action Day. The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges is celebrating its impact on the region on Carbon Literacy Action Day with an offer to colleges, universities and councils . To coincide with the UN COP28 negotiations in Dubai this…

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23 October 2023

To protect the future, we must transform the present

Joanne Patrickson, Project Director at WYCC reflects on the North Green Skills Conference in October 2023. Leaving Manchester after a highly successful North Green Skills Conferenc e , I felt a there was a lot of shared opinion in the room and a thread in every discussion throughout the day.…

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11 October 2023

Colleges Week 2023 - Green Skills at Shipley College

Natasha Wilkinson, Sustainability and Facilities Coordinator at Shipley College Week 1 of Colleges week is all about local focus, with an emphasis on Green Skills on Wednesday 11th October. But what are Green Skills? In short, Green skills are skills needed to support a sustainable society and these are increasingly…

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17 August 2023

Taking steps - WYCC pledge

Lucy Davies, Marketing and Communications Manager. It's been a full year since I kicked off this Green Blog with our intentions to become more sustainable and share our journey along the way in the hope of inspiring and supporting others. The team has achieved a lot in a year. Not…

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13 March 2023

Cross College Working Helps Develop Retrofit Skills in the Region

After enormous success in securing £800,000 from the Department for Education in the autumn of 2022 as part of the S trategic D evelopment F und , the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) has been working with colleges to expand their retrofit course provision and develop the skills of…

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1 March 2023

What happened at 'The Green Skills Service Business Breakfast Briefing'?

Brydie Lund, Skills Associate and lea d on The Green Skills Service at the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges On Friday 24th February we held a business breakfast briefing at Hub26.2 in Cleckheaton . We had invited businesses in the region to come along, share a breakfast with us and…

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1 February 2023

Reducing Kirklees College’s Energy Usage

Philip Sugden, Director of Estates and Facilities at Kirklees College Climate change is one of the most spoken-about issues across the world right now, and that is no different at Kirklees College. Over the past year, the Estates and Facilities team has been working tirelessly to try and drastically reduce…

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26 January 2023

Sustainability; the business benefits and how Shipley College is a world's first.

Natasha Wilkinson, Sustainability and Facilities Coordinator at Shipley College Shipley College was the first college in the world to sign the SDG Accord in 2017 – what an achievement for a small FE College in West Yorkshire! The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 goals that aim to make our…

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1 December 2022

Sustainability at Techbuyer - Business model to business mission

Astrid Wynne is the sustainability lead at Techbuyer, a global specialist in the provision of sustainable IT solutions. In this exclusive blog, Astrid explains how this Yorkshire-based business has taken steps to deliver its sustainable products and services, while making it a company priority to practice what they preach: Techbuyer…

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10 August 2022

Going green - someone has to be the first, right?

As part of our new Green Skills hub, this is my first WYCC ‘green’ blog. I won’t be the only blogger in the team, but someone has to be the first, right? That’s one of the key messages we (WYCC) want to convey over the coming months; everyone has to…

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