Learn about the science behind climate change with Climate Fresk

Want to help tackle climate change but don’t have the time to become a climate scientist? In January, students and staff at UoN took part in a Climate Fresk workshop to explore the fundamental science behind climate change in an interactive and collaborative way. There are more chances to take part throughout the Spring. What …

Creating a wildlife-friendly habitat at Riverside

A new hedgerow, full of wildlife-friendly plants and trees, is being planted on university land by students and staff. The hedgerow will create additional wild space and ‘green corridors’ along the River Trent, at the edge of some of Nottingham’s large industrial areas. In December 2022 the university’s sports teams collaborated with the grounds team …

Adapting the university to a changing climate

The evidence is clear: our planet is warming, and global heating is locked in for many decades, bringing extreme weather and climate shocks. The university is looking to understand the risks of climate change to our campuses and potential actions to alleviate any impacts.   What is adaptation?  Climate adaptation means taking targeted actions to …

#greenerandgold – UoN Sport’s award winning sustainability initiative

The university’s sport department continues to evolve and progress, at a rate perhaps only an athlete could keep up with! The ever growing trophy cabinet reflecting the efforts of the staff and students to unlock their full potential and reach new sporting heights. Yet as the cleaning cloth reaches the last shield on the shelf, …

Tips for living sustainably as a student

Noelle Zrelli is a second year Veterinary Medicine student at UoN. Here she gives us some tips for sustainable living. Living sustainably as a student is not only important for the environment but also for your own well-being. By making conscious choices in your daily life, you can reduce your environmental impact and contribute to …

Understanding consumer behaviour towards sustainable foods

March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD), so we’re taking the opportunity to highlight the work of UoN women leading the way to a more sustainable future. IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Hannah Ford is a PhD student in Sensory and Consumer Science in the …

Why you should try Veganuary

Veganuary is here again! Perhaps you’ve tried it, or are doing it this year. Perhaps you’re wondering what all the fuss is about. Whatever your stance on veganism, UoN Vegetarian and Vegan Society have two reasons you might want to try going vegan this year. Environment According to the University of Oxford, going vegan could …

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 Sustainability Challenge – day five

In celebration of Sustainability Action Week, we’ve challenged two of our senior leaders – Andy Nolan, Director of Development and Sustainability; and Professor Sarah Speight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience – to spend the week living as sustainably as possible. Each day they will be chronicling their experience and sharing some tips so make …

The Sustainability Challenge – day four

In celebration of Sustainability Action Week, we’ve challenged two of our senior leaders – Andy Nolan, Director of Development and Sustainability; and Professor Sarah Speight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience – to spend the week living as sustainably as possible. Each day they will be chronicling their experience and sharing some tips so make …