Better Transport Week 2024 – a chance to change your commute

In the UK, transport is responsible for more carbon emissions than any other sector. Better Transport Week, taking place from 17 to 24 June 2024, is a week-long celebration of and campaigning for better sustainable transport. Choosing to travel sustainably is one of the most effective things we can do to look after our environment. …

Better Transport Week is a chance to change your commute

In the UK, transport is responsible for more carbon emissions than any other sector. Better Transport Week, taking place from 17 to 24 June 2024, is a week-long celebration of and campaigning for better sustainable transport. Choosing to travel sustainably is one of the most effective things we can do to look after our environment. …

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 …

Transport: We are already late to the party

David Grant is a Professor of Materials in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham. He is also Director of the University of Nottingham’s Beacon in Propulsion Futures: a cross faculty initiative integrating over 100 researchers from different disciplines.   To quote Bob Dylan “the times they are a changin’ ” and perhaps …

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 …

Clean Air Day 2018: how you can reduce your exposure to air pollution

The connection between air pollution and our health has been studied for decades. Air pollution is known to increase the risk of certain health problems including lung cancer, and makes some existing conditions such as asthma worse. Clean Air Day, an initiative by Global Action Plan, aims to raise awareness of the health impacts of UK …

Career profile: Tim Gale

The latest in our series of career profiles features Tim Gale, who studies MEng Chemical Engineering at the University of Nottingham and is currently out on a placement year. What is your role, how long have you been in it and where are you based? I work for Nottingham City Council, at Loxley House next …

Turning over a new leaf

Liam Jones, who works in the University’s Grounds team, shares his experience of buying an electric car. We had always hoped to own an electric vehicle (EV) for the cost and environmental benefits, and this June my partner and I traded in our Fiat Brava 1.6 Eco Diesel for an all-electric Nissan Leaf Tekna. The …

‘Where is my bus?’ – new app for UNMC

UNMC Environmental Committee report on the output of a summer internship project Ever stood at a bus stop in pouring rain or scorching heat, and wondered where the bus was, or, worse, whether it was going to come at all? According to many students at the University’s Malaysia campus (UNMC), such uncertainty is one of the …

Thunderbirds are nearly ready to go…….

With just over 3 weeks until I set off on my Thunderbird charity ride for dementia research my mind turns to perhaps doing a little bit of planning.  The principle of my ride is simple – 5 Capitals ( Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff and London) – in 4 days, involving 3 sleeps – on 2 …