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£100k awarded to sustainability projects

If you have a great idea for a sustainability-related project but need funding to make it happen, the Environment Initiative Fund may be the solution! Each year, the University’s Sustainability and Environment Committee awards around £100,000 to student or staff-led sustainability projects. Applications are now open for 2017/18. In the 2016/17 academic year 14 bids …

From sustainable development to planetary health; rethinking the relationship between health and the environment

Dr Linda East reflects on the relationship between health and the environment As a lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, I have long been interested in health and sustainable development (SD).  However, I had become increasingly uncomfortable with quoting the usual definition of SD in my lectures, that ‘Sustainable development is development that meets the …

Aiming to gain experience in the sustainability and environmental sector?

Chances are, if you’ve stumbled across this post, you’re already interested in sustainability. You might have considered the impact of your lifestyle, researched in-depth a particular issue through your course or looked to see what the University is doing. For the naysayers and fatalists, check out 10:10 for some inspiration. Your time at University equips …

Health, Food and the Environment: what do healthcare students need to know?

Dr Linda East, Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences, reports on a tasty workshop for healthcare students. Health care educators have long been interested in the social and environmental determinants of health and well-being. In recent years, a growing understanding of the links between climate change and health has led to the establishment of …

Being Outdoors

Dr. Kathryn Morris-Roberts, based at the University’s Counselling Service, talks more about her initiative to make use of outdoor campus spaces for counselling workshops. What inspired you to start running the Being Outdoors workshops? Typically counselling sessions and workshops with students take place indoors. However, research has shown how our natural environment can support our …

Looking for funding for a sustainability project? Apply now!

The deadline for the next round of funding from the Environment Initiative Fund is approaching, so we’re taking this opportunity to explain a bit more about the Fund. What is the Environment Initiative Fund? It’s a fund of £100,000 that the University’s Environment Committee awards to student or staff-led projects that promote, develop or enhance …

Nottingham represents UK at Enactus World Cup

Josh Curtis, Enactus International Director, reports on Enactus Nottingham’s success at this year’s Enactus World Cup. The Enactus World Cup is an event unlike any other. This year, student, business, and world leaders came together in Toronto, Canada in celebration of a shared commitment to using entrepreneurial action to create a better, more sustainable world …

Two leading carbon reduction projects at The University of Nottingham

Carbon Reduction Manager Martin Oakes shares some insights into two prominent carbon reduction projects at The University of Nottingham. Medical School cooling system Over the last 2 years we have installed 3 new efficiency cooling units for the Medical school.  This provides chilled water to meet around 75% of the buildings cooling requirements. The chillers are …

The S-Lab Laboratory Design and Services Conference at The University of Nottingham

Director of Sustainability Andy Nolan talks about the upcoming S-Lab conference hosted in the new GSK Carbon Neutral Lab at Jubilee. We’re really pleased to be hosting the forthcoming S-Lab conference here in Nottingham on September 21st. The event is part of the launch of our new GSK Carbon-Neutral Sustainable Chemistry Laboratory, which we hope …

A look back on a year of sustainability at Nottingham

2016 seems to be developing a bit of a poor reputation. Doing its best to fly in the face of all this bad news, the University of Nottingham shared the best results for the National Student Survey to date, the launch of a book charting the history of the University, not to mention news of a …