Environmental Action Network (EAN)

Environmental Action Network

The Environmental Action Network (EAN) is a University-wide forum where all staff and students come together to share ideas and bring about change to their local environments through grassroots action. Action stems from meetings which are held once each term, across the University.

As changes are focussed on grassroots action, meetings are held geographically rather than by academic unit. Thus, as a student or member of staff in the Faculty of Arts you might attends meetings in Grand Parade, Mithras, Cockcroft & Watts, Falmer or the University of Brighton in Hastings.

The uniqueness of the EAN lies not only in its all-inclusive grassroots involvement but also in the fact that ideas and comments made at these meetings are minuted and taken to local Deans for follow-up and action where possible. Furthermore, broader initiatives and comments are relayed to the Sustainable Development Policy Management Group, chaired by Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Stuart Laing, which feeds back to local groups.

These forums present staff and students with an opportunity to take action but also channel suggestions and requests to high-level decision-making bodies and act upon change across the board!

Look out for the next Environmental Action Network meeting in your area!


Visit the EAN pages