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 …

Fairtrade Fortnight at the University

Did you know that the University of Nottingham has been a Fairtrade University since 2004? Fairtrade Fortnight is from Monday 23rd February until Sunday 8th March The University is holding a variety of events and activities throughout the two weeks, which include; Fairtrade milkshakes, cupcakes and muffins being sold at the Juice Bar, Coates Cafe …

Environmental Sustainability Project Management NAA Module – is it for you?

Environmental sustainability is becoming more prevalent and gaining importance within the workplace. Do you want to gain some vital experience in this area and prepare yourself for your next step? The University of Nottingham is one of the “greenest” universities in the world, and so are in a perfect position to help provide an excellent advantage …

One bike, two legs, 2,000+ miles and climbing to the top of Everest

With just over a week until the start of his Bike ride, Gavin Scott, Environment Manager reflects on this last six months of training and cake eating and the challenge ahead………….. Back in January of this year in a moment of utter madness I entered an endurance race  from London to Istanbul on a push bike , …

New guidance for Education in Sustainable Development

New guidance from the QAA and HEA on Sustainability in Higher Education In June 2014, the Quality Assurance Agency and the Higher Education Academy publishes Education for sustainable development: Guidance for UK higher education providers. This is a breakthrough document signalling the increasing imperative for universities to proactively support the learning of their students (and …

Southwell Hall are the Go Greener Halls Competition Winners!

The 2013/2014 Go Greener Hall Competition has now ended ( well, it actually finished at the end of March, but with the Easter break being late and students not coming back till the start of May etc), and the Environment Team can now announce that the winning hall is Southwell! Southwell Hall, on Jubilee Campus, …

Call for entries for Green Gown Awards

This year’s Green Gown Awards are now open for entries. The Awards recognise achievements in sustainability initiatives across all areas of university life – from course content and research to social media and community projects. There’s also a new category this year – Sustainability Champion Award, that recognises the outstanding contribution of an individual, either …

Chain reaction

Sunday was the big one (for me). Six of us met at 2pm and cycled to The John Thompson Inn and Brewery at Ingleby, Derbyshire. I’d like to mention that several hours before this, Chris and a few others (in preparation for the Paris ride/stag do) cycled 35miles – hardcore. This was a really enjoyable …

The big picture

Professor Karen Cox, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and chair of the University’s Environment Committee, takes a look at the big picture… Welcome once again to the Sustainable Nottingham blog. A big thank you to my colleagues who have already contributed! Now it is my turn as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Environment and Infrastructure to share some of my thoughts on …