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Plastic Free at Sutton B

For Plastic Free July, we are sharing some of the great initiatives the Sutton Bonington campus Retail Team are running in the Costcutter Shop and Mulberry Café. They have been busy encouraging customers to reduce their single-use plastic consumption by offering refillable and reusable products.  Refill Over the past few years, the Costcutter shop has …

Growing a wildflower meadow at Lenton Hurst

Lenton Hurst is a historic house on University Park. It has a large lawn that is mown every 10 days during the growing season. The grounds team are turning this lawn into a wild area, planted with wildflower seeds and plants with the end goal of it becoming a permanent, stunning wildflower meadow. The new …

Building bug hotels

Nadia Frowd is Clinical Studies Officer at the Institute of Mental Health, based on Jubilee Campus. Over the past year she’s built several 5 star ‘bug hotels’ to provide homes for insects and wildlife. Find out more about what Nadia did and how you can build your own at home. I have always enjoyed nature, …

Reducing furniture waste with a new member of the team

We recently welcomed UoN student Emilia into the sustainability team on a six month placement. In this blog, she introduces herself and explains how she will be working to reduce furniture waste on campus.  Hi, my name is Emilia and I have just recently joined the sustainability team at the university! Following the long-term impacts …

The STEM Belle – women and girls can be elegant in stilettos and confident in steel toes

Doreen Onyinye Anene is a final year Animal Science PhD researcher at the School of Biosciences. When she’s not investigating the performance variables of hens and their associations with the quality and safety of their eggs, she’s a dedicated representative for women in science from low-income communities and underrepresented groups. Doreen is Founder/ Program Director …

The Sustainability Challenge – day five

In celebration of Sustainability Action Week, we’ve challenged two of our senior leaders – Andy Nolan, Director of Development and Sustainability; and Professor Sarah Speight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience – to spend the week living as sustainably as possible. Each day they will be chronicling their experience and sharing some tips so make …

Trying to travel as sustainably as possible by Ryan Neal

Over the past few years, I’ve been making a concerted effort to reduce my carbon footprint. I’ve replaced my meat and dairy diet with a vegan one and I swap my car keys for a travel pass wherever I can. My kitchen cupboards are full of environmentally friendly products, and my supermarket commute is now …

The Sustainability Challenge – day four

In celebration of Sustainability Action Week, we’ve challenged two of our senior leaders – Andy Nolan, Director of Development and Sustainability; and Professor Sarah Speight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience – to spend the week living as sustainably as possible. Each day they will be chronicling their experience and sharing some tips so make …

The 7 Rs of Sustainable Fashion

Dopplle is a student clothes swapping app developed by a UoN Veterinary Medicine student Sam Hurst and her sister Izzie. In this blog, Sam explains the 7Rs of Sustainable Fashion – steps you can take to make your clothing habits more sustainable.  We have all heard of the 3 Rs; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, but are …

The Sustainability Challenge – day three

In celebration of Sustainability Action Week, we’ve challenged two of our senior leaders – Andy Nolan, Director of Development and Sustainability; and Professor Sarah Speight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience – to spend the week living as sustainably as possible. Each day they will be chronicling their experience and sharing some tips so make …