Sustainability: a lot more than meets the eye

Ellen Salter, president of the Nottingham University Sustainability Society, writes: “What even is sustainability?” “Does it mean you like the environment?” “Are you a tree-hugger?” – As President and Founder of the Nottingham University Sustainability Society, these are some of the questions that I am frequently asked. And at the World’s Most Sustainable University, it is startling …

SCoop – SB’s non-profit, student-priced food shop

Michelle Thomas, Treasurer of SCoop, explains how the society is bringing ethical, organic and affordable food to Sutton Bonington. SCoop was set up by dietetics students in February 2014 with the aim of giving Sutton Bonington students (staff and locals too) increased access to affordable and quality food from an ethical supply chain. We understand how …

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 …

Giving back to Nottingham

Lucy Dalgress, from the Student Volunteer Centre, reports on a wealth of volunteering opportunities. The Student Volunteer Centre is part of your Students’ Union, and we offer lots of different ways to get involved in volunteering projects across Nottingham and throughout our external campuses Derby and Sutton Bonington. Volunteering plays a huge part of sustainability at …

Student voice on environment and social justice

In her first post, Emily Holmes introduces her role in the Students’ Union and plans for 2014/15. In March 2014 the Students’ Union elections took place and I succeeded in getting the position of Environment and Social Justice (ESJ) Officer, taking over from my predecessor Michael Olatokun in July. The Environment and Social Justice Officer role …