Sustainability news and events
Read our latest news, check out ways to get involved and discover more about our recent activities and success stories.
Nottingham Climate Action Panel 2022
On 24th March, Nottingham Trent University hosted a virtual panel to bring together staff and students from both universities, Nottingham City Council, and members of the wider Nottingham community to discuss how we continue to engage others to assist our climate targets in our region. Find out more here
The Sustainability team run monthly staff awareness courses for all colleagues, including new starters. The training allows staff to gain an understanding of sustainability at NTU, understand their responsibilities as staff members and find out ways they can get involved with sustainability projects and events. To attend one of these sessions, please get in touch with our Sustainability team on the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also online workspace "ESD at NTU" available to all staff on Sharepoint, hosted by the Green Academy.
Each year students are invited to engage in a sustainability induction session as part of the Welcome Week offer at NTU. The online sessions aim to provide an understanding of sustainability at NTU, introduce and encourage signing up to our Green Rewards programme, give guidance on sustainable behaviours, and highlight events that students can get involved with throughout the year.
Students can also undertake Sustainability in Practice (SiP) a short online module which introduces students to sustainability fundamentals such as: the climate and ecological emergency, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and systems thinking. It is free for NTU students and staff and is automatically available in the NOW learning room.
Student Eco - Ambassadors
NTU Green Rewards
Staff and students are making a big impact through the NTU Green Rewards programme by sharing their green actions and taking part in more sustainable and wellbeing behaviours. Through an easy to use, free app, you can log your actions, take part in monthly challenges and earn points to win prizes.
Green Rewards for NTU is provided by Jump, who work alongside the NTU Sustainability Team and the Student Union to provide relevant and engaging activities that staff and students can undertake to behave more sustainably. If you have any suggestions or questions about the Green Rewards app then email email@example.com
Funding for Projects
The Sustainability Team provide funding for relevant, ambitious and effective student projects. Student teams should be able to evidence the requirements, targets and predicted outcomes of their projects when applying and are welcome to focus on all areas of sustainability including carbon reductions, biodiversity, waste, water and wellbeing. If you believe you have a project that we can help resource please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Examples of Projects we have funded include:
- Hedgehog House building and Wildflower expansion at Brackenhurst Campus- NTU Conservation Society
- Handmade by Meredith- Zero waste handmade clothing company created by NTU Fashion student Meredith Adams
Each year the NTU Sustainability Team also fund a winning "Green Dragon" sustainability focused project at the NTU Enterprise Awards.
Environmentally Conscious Events
NTU's Events and Conferencing team have made great strides to improve the environmental sustainability of their work, find out more about their fantastic progress.
Also read our latest news to discover more about our recent activities and success stories.
Each Year NTU host a Green Week in term one and a Sustainability Action Week in term two. There are also a wide range of other dedicated events from one off workshops and panels, to campaigns such as Fairtrade Fortnight.
- Nottingham Climate Action Panel 2022
- Sustainability Action Week 2022
- Fairtrade Fortnight 2022
- NTU's Campaign for COP26 2021
- NTU's Sustainability Summit 2021
- Sustainability Team Welcome 2021
- Universities for Nottingham Sustainability Action Panel and Workshop 2021
- Sustainability Action Week 2021
- Climate Action Summit November 2020
- Green Week November 2020
- Getting to Net Zero Carbon Event March 2020
- Sustainability Action Week March 2020
- Enterprise Week Green Dragon Awards 2020
- Fairtrade Fortnight February 2020
- Nottingham Sustainability Conference November 2019
- Green Week November 2019
- Insect Show 2019
- Enterprise Week 2019 and Student Engagement
Carbon Literacy Training
Carbon Literacy Training for Educators, Communities, Organizations and Students (CLT-ECOS) programme is a virtual training developed and upscaled by Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK, in collaboration with the UN Global Compact PRME Working Group on Climate Change. It aims to empower educators, communities, organisations, and students to embed high-impact climate solutions in their personal, professional and community life.