I want my influence to be positive

First year student Peter Mullard, Environment and Social Justice rep for Derby Hall, shares his passion for all things environmental. A childhood spent making dens in the woods, exploring caves with my friends and cycling with my dad has made me rather attached to the green and luscious outdoors. Nature has been my playground for as …

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 …

Pass it on! Nottingham students build communities for sharing with new app

The idea of the brand new app is simple: to bring together people who want something and those who have it. And, unlike websites such as Freecycle and Freegle, the app uses existing social networks – such as Facebook – so that you can share with your friends. The app is called Neehoy and will …

Sustainable Nottingham

Dr Keith Pitcher, Director of Sustainability at The University of Nottingham explains how you can help the University become more sustainable and shares the changes he has already made. Welcome to the first edition of the Sustainable Nottingham blog. I’m pleased to write the opening entry, which will be followed by posts from colleagues across …