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 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 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 …

Should we care about plastics?

At the University of Nottingham, a group of four PhD CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training) students are working on projects related to the chemical and biological recycling of plastic. Our individual projects explore a range of technologies and an array of different types of plastic, but we all have the same goal; to recycle plastic …

Gamify university carbon-reduction strategies to encourage action, Nottingham University student suggests

With global climate temperatures set to increase by 1.5C between 2030 and 2052, we face an urgent need for genuine and sustained change. As a collective, as a species and as a community, individuals and institutions from all areas of society must come together and act to prevent the impending climate change catastrophe, and universities …

How to reduce food waste, with a Christmas theme

In the second of our sustainable Christmas themed blogs, Juliet Lawrence from the UoN Sustainability Society tells us how and why we should be trying to reduce our food waste throughout December, and beyond. Everyone is starting to think about Christmas now as the end of term is approaching! So here are some tips on …

Eco-friendly Christmas present picks

It’s a month until Christmas, so it is time to start thinking about some present ideas (especially in lockdown, what else is there to do?)! It is very easy to be drawn in by adverts on social media or the TV, but often these gifts are not brilliant for the environment. So, below are a …

Tackling fast fashion with Dopplle

UoN Veterinary Medicine student Sam Hurst and her sister Izzie have spent the last year developing the new app ‘Dopplle’ to help students swap clothes at university and promote sustainable fashion. Here Sam tells us about Dopplle and how students can get involved to tackle the growing global issue of fast fashion. What is Dopplle? …

Sustainable Student Swaps

Third-year student, Eilis O’Keefe, has made a list of her favourite sustainable swaps for returning to university this term. 21-27 September 2020 is also Recycle Week. If you can’t reduce or re-use any of these ideas, make sure you recycle wherever possible. After 6 long months, it’s finally time to head back to uni. It …