August 30, 2016, by sustainablenottingham
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 gym for overweight campus squirrels.
We’ve collected some of the main sustainability stories of last academic year below. You can get a monthly dose of sustainability news straight to your inbox by signing up to the Sustainable Nottingham newsletter.
A new outdoor gym at Diamond Wood opened last September. No squirrels have been observed using the equipment as of yet.
Enterprising Sutton Bonington students talk about SCoop, an on-campus food shop offering organic produce at student friendly prices.
The tram extension which brought the tram to UoN celebrated its first “Tramiversary” this August.
A talented amateur wildlife photographer in the University’s Grounds Team shared his work to put together a calendar of the diverse wildlife on campus. Just watch out for him trying to photograph a woodpecker…
UoN was recognised as number one in the world for sustainability for the fourth time by UI Greenmetric. This global ranking of higher education institutions includes a number of different measures of sustainability on campus and in the curriculum.
You may have noticed the scaffolding around the Medical School, part of a programme of works to make the building more energy efficient and reduce the carbon footprint of the University.
WARPit offers UoN staff the opportunity to reuse furniture and equipment across the University, rather than buying it new. The scheme has now saved the University over £70,000.
The first University to be awarded a Green Flag award by Keep Britain Tidy in 2003, UoN has maintained its status as a high quality green space for the 14th year running.
Alas, avid #beastsofUoN fans were disappointed to find the campus gym for overweight squirrels was, in fact, an April Fools ruse.