On campus sustainable shop reopening

November 27th, 2023

The SU sustainable shop in the Portland Building on University Park (formerly known as Portland Zero) is reopening during COP28.

Rebranded as SUstainable, the shop sells a variety of ethical and zero-waste products for kitchen and home. Completely free of plastic packaging, you can pick up all your essentials, from food to toiletries, guilt-free.

To celebrate the shop’s reopening, on Monday 4 December between 11am – 2pm there will be some sustainable stalls, games and freebies across B floor in the Portland Building.

Come and see what SUstainable has to offer, stock up on kitchen and household supplies and find out more about sustainability at UoN from staff and students.

SUstainable opening times:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11am – 3pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday Closed

You can also shop sustainably at Costcutters on Sutton Bonington where there are several re-fillable options available.

You can get rewarded for shopping sustainably and other activities on Green Rewards. Log your actions to be in with a chance of winning a £20 voucher every month.

What is COP28 and why does it matter

The United Nations’ annual climate conference COP28 begins on 30 November. This annual global summit brings together almost 200 countries to agree the next global steps to tackling climate change. This year it is being held in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This year has been the hottest in human history with relentless extreme weather events across the world. The coming together of world leaders, ministers and negotiators could be vital in maintaining international collaboration to keep temperatures from rising further and avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.

Read more about COP28.  

What else is happening at UoN?

Work continues to create a woodland memorial woodland walk on University Park. In the woodland next to the Millennium Garden, we are creating a beautiful space where we can remember members of our community whom we have lost.

We need volunteers to help create the space. Activities include; hedge planting and scrub clearance, creating footpaths and bulb planting. The next work party is taking place on Wednesday 29 November, from 1.30pm – 3pm with further dates into December likely.

Sign up here and specify the days you’re available to help. Why not bring your whole team for some outdoor teambuilding?

Find out more about sustainability at UoN.

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