COP26: join in with university events and activities


November 4th, 2021

Throughout COP26 the university has a range of activities and events for our staff and students to get involved in and take action for the climate.

We’re committed to our university being truly sustainable. We want to slash our carbon emissions by more than half by 2030, and we need everyone to join us in getting there.

Even the smallest actions add up to big impacts. Whether that be taking responsibility to reduce energy, or choosing to travel to the university in a more sustainable way.

Every change we make takes us closer to our goal.

Below are the key events you can join to understand more about how we can achieve our ambitions and how you can help make a difference. See the full list of activities here.

Cutting carbon

COP26 & Carbon Workshop, how can we cut our carbon emissions at the university? Tuesday 9 November, 12pm – 1pm

To meet the challenge of the climate crisis we need to reduce our contribution to the problem by lowering our carbon emissions. The university has a target to do this by 63% by 2030. It’s going to require policy changes, behaviour change and investment in our infrastructure. We are going to need to the help of everyone to get there.

Staff are invited to learn more about the challenges, issues and opportunities we face to be able to cut carbon and save energy. Share your thoughts and ideas with us during this online workshop.

Register here.

Traveling sustainably

How to travel to the university sustainably:  Thursday 11 November 10am – 2pm

Visit the quad outside George Green Library on University Park to find out how easy it is travel to the university sustainably with Sustrans and Wind. Learn about safe cycling through the winter and pick up some freebies. Dr Bike mechanics from Nottingham Bikeworks will also be there offering free bike servicing for staff and students.

Sustainable travel roadshow

University travel has a significant environmental impact. As part of our work to develop our carbon management plan and support the university strategy, we are exploring opportunities to transition to more climate-conscious travel.

  • Should we ban domestic flights?
  • Should we introduce explicit targets for university travel?
  • Should there be departmental CO2 budgets?

A sustainable travel roadshow is currently touring the university. Join the online event within your faculty to understand the contribution that university travel makes to our overall carbon emissions, and how we can reduce its footprint. Look out for an email invitation to your faculty event or contact sustainability@nottingham.ac.uk to find out more.

Coming soon… Within the next few weeks we will be launching a business travel survey to gather further opinions of all our staff. Please look out for it and take the time to complete it.

Find out more about sustainability at Nottingham and share our messages on social media.

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