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Welcome to Zero Waste Week

Hello and welcome to Zero Waste Week. My name is Louis and I work for the University’s waste management company, Enva. My role is to offer customer engagement with the aim of increasing knowledge when it comes to sustainability and waste management. This is the first of two blogs focusing on the waste hierarchy. Here …

Beyond No Mow May, Biodiversity at the University of Nottingham: Part 2

In a recent blog we explored how biodiversity on our campuses was being enhanced during #NoMowMay. As we passed through #LetItBloomJune and #KneeHighJuly the newly flowered areas have brightened up our campuses and provided food to pollinating insects. The grounds team tell us more. Jubilee Charnock Field wildflower trial In May, a trial began at …

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 …

Local charities rehome University furniture

The University’s Estates Office is being transformed into a Professional Services Hub to promote hybrid working. As part of this, Business Support Manager Rob Severn has been helping local charities make use of the surplus office furniture and preventing as much as possible from going to landfill.                  …

A plastic poem

Samuel Hicklin is Duty Manager at the David Ross Sports Village on University Park. For Plastic Free July, Sam has written a poem on plastic usage and the impact it has on our environment. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – …

No Mow May – Biodiversity at the University of Nottingham

Our University campuses encourage biodiversity all year round, but during May, Nottingham has been taking part in #NoMowMay. The loss of flower meadows in the UK over the past 90 years has led to a steep decline in bees and other pollinating insects. Gardens and green spaces have subsequently become an increasingly important habitat, especially …

Take action for Earth Day

22 April 2021 is the 51st Earth Day, an event which began in 1970 and quickly became the birth of the environmental movement. With a focus on education and activism, Earth Day has grown and now mobilises 1 billion people worldwide to drive positive action for the planet. There are events happening all across the …

The Blue-Green approach to urban water management

Today is International Women’s Day so we are taking the opportunity to highlight some of the work of UoN women who are leading the way to a more sustainable future. IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Emily O’Donnell is a Research Fellow in Urban Flood Resilience …

Don’t ‘waste’ the opportunity to reduce your food waste

As part of Sustainability Action Week and Food Waste Action Week, PhD student Hannah Ford delves into our fridges to find out why so much food is wasted in UK households each year. By becoming more sustainable in our shopping and consumption habits we can help reduce food wastage and the environmental impact of food …

Lockdown learning – Sustainability in Business Management

When the first lockdown started in March 2020, Capital Projects Manager Jonathan Leeding took the opportunity to expand his sustainability knowledge with an 8-week online course. Exercising the mind It might seem a lifetime ago, but March 2020 was a time of great uncertainty. Initially the novelty of zoom and quizzes kept us all entertained …