Happy Green Halloween

Autumn is perhaps the most glorious of seasons. The days are darkening but there is an explosion of colour all around. Add in Halloween and it becomes one of the most fun times of the year. We love Halloween. And the good news is we aren’t about to tell you how it needs to be …

A new job at a strange time

Hi there! I’m Alison and I’m new to the sustainability team here at the University of Nottingham. I will be working to deliver environmental projects and initiatives that will help make sustainable behaviours the norm at the University. More on that in a later blog. For now, here’s a little bit about me. I started …

Energy- A Universal Challenge?

A guest post by Ben Robinson, a PhD student within the Food, Water, Waste Research Group. Ben discusses his recent work in Nepal and the social, environmental and economic intersections he found there.  Energy and sustainability are like peanut butter and jam, fish and chips or eggs and bacon (for you bacon lovers out there), they …

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 …

SCoop – SB’s non-profit, student-priced food shop

Michelle Thomas, Treasurer of SCoop, explains how the society is bringing ethical, organic and affordable food to Sutton Bonington. SCoop was set up by dietetics students in February 2014 with the aim of giving Sutton Bonington students (staff and locals too) increased access to affordable and quality food from an ethical supply chain. We understand how …

Sample the Sutton Bonington Farmers’ Market

Bethany Cornish, Public Relations Officer for Sutton Bonington Farmers’ Market, gives a taste of what to expect as the market returns for 2013/14. Now in its third year, the award-winning Sutton Bonington Farmers’ Market (SBFM) is a thriving market on The University of Nottingham’s rural campus. Open to students, staff and members of the public alike, we bring together farmers, craftspeople and …