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.

Visit the trim trail at Diamond Wood

A new outdoor gym at Diamond Wood opened last September. No squirrels have been observed using the equipment as of yet.

SB students make ethical food affordable with new SCoop

Enterprising Sutton Bonington students talk about SCoop, an on-campus food shop offering organic produce at student friendly prices.

New tram lines open

The tram extension which brought the tram to UoN celebrated its first “Tramiversary” this August.

Tram in Nottingham

Have you spotted the #beastsofUoN?

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…

Nottingham is number one in the world for sustainability for the fourth time

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.

£2 million invested in carbon projects in Medical School

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.

New University re-use portal provides big savings

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.

Green flag success for University Park

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.

You canNut be serious

Alas, avid #beastsofUoN fans were disappointed to find the campus gym for overweight squirrels was, in fact, an April Fools ruse.

Fat squirrel

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