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 …

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 …

How to reduce food waste, with a Christmas theme

In the second of our sustainable Christmas themed blogs, Juliet Lawrence from the UoN Sustainability Society tells us how and why we should be trying to reduce our food waste throughout December, and beyond. Everyone is starting to think about Christmas now as the end of term is approaching! So here are some tips on …

Eco-friendly Christmas present picks

It’s a month until Christmas, so it is time to start thinking about some present ideas (especially in lockdown, what else is there to do?)! It is very easy to be drawn in by adverts on social media or the TV, but often these gifts are not brilliant for the environment. So, below are a …

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 …

Sustainable Student Swaps

Third-year student, Eilis O’Keefe, has made a list of her favourite sustainable swaps for returning to university this term. 21-27 September 2020 is also Recycle Week. If you can’t reduce or re-use any of these ideas, make sure you recycle wherever possible. After 6 long months, it’s finally time to head back to uni. It …

The philosophy of life – Humanity living on the precipice

By Maxwell A. Ayamba – PhD Research Student in Black Studies, Department of American & Canadian Studies – Midlands4 Cities /Arts and Humanities Research Council  Growing up in rural northern Ghana in West Africa, the concept of nature to us was bicentric not anthropogenic, we revered nature because as humans we are considered part of …

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 Challenge Ahead

The entire University was forced to adapt quickly to Covid-19, and everyone rose to the challenge. We have now moved into the ‘recovery phase’; our Energy team are working hard to reopen buildings, so that we can welcome back staff and students to campus. This new phase presents a fresh challenge, that we must all …