Working together to transform sustainable practices across the FE sector


#SustainFE (in association with ACL Essex) is a community of practice founded in 2022 to facilitate FE practitioners in the development of sustainable knowledge, skills, behaviours and values in their settings.

It has grown into a thriving community that has created a supportive space for networking and sharing amongst FE practitioners who have a passion for sustainability and who aim to transform ESD practice across the sector.

#SustainFE welcomes everyone from across the sector, of all knowledge and experience levels.  To join #SustainFE:

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How ACL has embedded sustainability in our curriculum

Our Goals are to respond to the skills needs of the new green career pathways, encourage a greener future and work in collaboration with other organisations towards Net Zero. Together with providing a range of courses, we have embedded sustainability in our course content to raise awareness of environmental issues.

Key green initiatives:

  • Reduce travel by developing an online learning offer
  • Offer Retrofit courses that includes funded options
  • Develop a roadmap to sustainability, including being part of Race to Net Zero, the largestever coalition of education providers
  • Embed sustainability in our courses
  • Develop hybrid classrooms in key ACL learning spaces
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