£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 …

Students’ Union Green Week is a Success

Students’ Union ESJ Officer, Emily Holmes reviews her recent Green Week at the University of Nottingham. At the end of February the Environment and Social Justice Society, alongside the University’s Sustainability Team and Sustrans ran a ‘Green Week’. The aim of this  week was to engage students in environmental activities around the University and increase …

Sustainability – 2020 Vision

The University is currently developing its strategic plan, looking ahead to the period 2015 – 2020, so it’s right that we refresh the University’s environment strategy and consider the wider sustainability issues we face in 2014. The University published its current Environment Strategy in 2010 and has been acknowledged as broad, ambitious and setting out an …

To recycle or not to recycle? That is no longer the question!

Kay Cocks, Energy and Environment Officer in the University’s Sustainability Team, talks about recent efforts to increase the University’s recycling rate, with an engagement campaign. Do you recycle? I do – I even make the trip to a bin located further away in order to recycle (and have been known to retrieve recyclables from landfill …