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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The University of Nottingham Racing Team and sustainability

Engineering students at the University of Nottingham are putting all their technical know-how to the test, designing and building a state-of-the-art electric racing car to push towards future sustainable transport solutions. It will be showcased at the university’s Sustainability Fair on Tuesday 1 March 2022 as part of Sustainability Action Week. History The University of …

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Meet the new members of the sustainability team

Over the past few months we have welcomed three new faces into the sustainability team, so we thought we’d give them the opportunity to introduce themselves and explain what they’re working on to reduce the university’s environmental impact. Amy Hi everyone! My name is Amy, and I joined the UoN Sustainability Team in September 2021 …

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Be sustainable for Santa this Christmas

Hello and welcome to the latest in a series of blogs on sustainable waste management. My name is Louis and I work for the university’s sustainable waste management provider, Enva. This article provides information on what can and cannot be recycled over Christmas. It is always important to consider the waste hierarchy(see bottom of page) …

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