What the heck is a hedgehog tunnel?

Hannah Constantin, from the faculty of Engineering and the Hedgehog Friendly Campus group, gives tips and inspiration for engaging with the hedgehogs in your garden. If you’ve clicked on this article, you’ve taken your first step towards tracking hedgehogs in your own garden!  Read on to learn all about it…   What’s the problem? Hedgehog …

Some Sustainable Listening

Our Student Communications and Engagement Assistant, Meg, is a podcast enthusiast. Here, she introduces a new feature to our newsletters:   It is embarrassing how many times my sentences start with, ‘so I was listening to this podcast…’, and it generally results in an eye roll from my friends. I think podcasts are a great …

Gardens in the Sky

Did you know that we have more than 10 green roofs across a number of our building on both University Park and Jubilee Campus. Green roofs aren’t anything new and we have been covering roofs with vegetation for centuries, whilst those early installation provided protection from the elements and good insulation they were neither waterproof …

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 …

Energy in 2019: A Round Up

Guest post by Bryony Attenborough, Energy Manager at UoN. So here we are again, the start of a new year, the start of a new decade and a leap year, to boot! I’d like to go back, and bamboozle you with a couple of facts…last year saw UK renewables generating more electricity than fossil fuels for …

A Warm Welcome

Hi! My name is Emily and I am the newest Sustainable Communications and Engagement Assistant within the Sustainability Team. Through this I will be spending the next six months aiming to strengthen the communication and promotion of the University’s sustainability initiatives, as well as to provide operational support to the Sustainability team here in the …

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 …

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 …

£1.35 million project to deliver 1,150 tonnes of carbon due to go live

Carbon Reduction Manager, Martin Oakes, talks about the latest carbon reduction project that will deliver significant carbon savings. The main boiler house at Sutton Bonington which used to house a waste incinerator now houses two combined heat and power (CHP) units which will produce heat and electricity for use at the campus. This £1.35m project will deliver around …