Sustainability Action Week starts Monday 18 March

March 12th, 2024

Get involved with a week of events promoting environmental issues and action at UoN. There’s something for everyone across our campuses. Information on all the events listed below, and a few more besides, plus registration links can be found here.

If you are interested in sustainable travel…

  • All week – Buy half-price bus tickets for travel on NCT, exclusively during SAW.
  • Monday and Thursday – Have your bike serviced by Dr Bike on SB and UP.
  • Thursday – Attend the Cycle Fair to find out more about cycling, buy a refurbished bike, have your bike registered by Nottinghamshire Police and pick up some cycling freebies.

If you’re interested in wildlife, conservation and the nature crisis…

  • Monday – Join an online talk to find out about the biodiversity crisis, what this means at the university, how we plan to reverse nature’s decline and how you can help.
  • Tuesday – Attend the ‘Humans and whales public lecture’ to learn all you need to know about the interesting relationship between two of the planets most complex creatures.
  • Wednesday – experience the spectacular BBC Wild Isles Live in Concert and Sustainability Showcase at the Royal Concert Hall.
  • Wednesday and Friday – Get your hands dirty with conservation activities on UP and SB, creating new wildlife habitats and planting bulbs.
  • Friday – Take a look around the new Memorial Woodland Walk on UP that has been created with the help of staff and students.

If you’re interested in improving wellbeing and dealing with eco anxiety…

  • Thursday – take some time for yourself and get outside to enjoy a wellbeing walk around our beautiful campuses.
  • Friday – attend a screening of the short documentary Gen Z Mental Health: Climate Stories followed by an informal discussion of the issues raised over free pizza.
  • Wednesday 27 March – Tackle eco anxiety with action and sign up for Climate Fresk to explore the science behind the climate emergency in an interactive and engaging workshop. Includes time for discussion and reflection about our choices and ideas for positive action.

If you’re interested in sustainable careers…

  • All week – Take part in a range of events highlighting green jobs and helping students prepare for future careers in sustainability. Hosted by the Careers Team.

If you’re interested in anything and everything else sustainable…

  • All week – Lunch and learn online talks with the university’s sustainability team covering: Sustainability at Castle Meadow Campus, Climate Adaptation, Net Zero, and Environmental Education
  • Tuesday – Buy a second-hand book at Charity Book Sales on UP and SB.
  • Wednesday – Visit the Sustainability Fair in Humanities for displays and reflections on sustainability, with a focus on the seasons, waste and eco-education.
  • Thursday – Get litter picking at SB.
  • All week – Visit SUstainable for all your ethical and plastic-free shopping. Open from 11am – 3pm.

Information on all of these events, plus registration links, can be found here.

Get in touch with the Sustainability Team.

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