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 …

A Year of 12 Years

Sarah Bertram is Head of Daytime Programming at the award winning University Radio Nottingham (URN). A recent addition to Sarah’s portfolio is her show: 12 Years to Save the Planet, for which she received a Student Achievement award at the SU Sustainability Awards. She reflects on the past year of recording, 12 Years to Save the Planet.  …

The New Normal

Environment Manager Gavin Scott reflects on the current situation and some thoughts on how we retain some behaviours How things have changed over the last 6 weeks! Life has changed significantly for us all and I’m sure we are all wondering when things will get back to normal and indeed what that new normal will …

Recycling, Fairtrade Footballs and Climate Change: A Reflection

Our student intern Meg reflects on her year as Sustainability Communications and Engagement Assistant for the University of Nottingham.  When I first saw the sustainability engagement assistant role advertised, I talked myself out of the role: I won’t have time, someone else will be better than me; a friend pointed out that 6 hours a …

What if modern slavery is funding fast fashion?

Guest post by Amelia Watkins, director of UoN Against Slavery, for Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 at The University of Nottingham.  Our world is broken.  Oxfam reported that the top 26 people in the world own the same amount of wealth as the bottom half of humanity.  In this bottom half of humanity, the ILO cited poor working …

Health, Food and the Environment: what do healthcare students need to know?

Dr Linda East, Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences, reports on a tasty workshop for healthcare students. Health care educators have long been interested in the social and environmental determinants of health and well-being. In recent years, a growing understanding of the links between climate change and health has led to the establishment of …