11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

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BEES IN THE CITY

Last week, on the 25th Aug, two honey bee hives have found a new home on the roof of Chaucer building in the heart of Nottingham. The aim is to add to the network of pollinators around the city at the time when their numbers are drastically falling. We are also planning flower beds for the roof to provide food for all local pollinators…

PUSH FORWARD

For many students starting their journey through NTU, how to get about once they arrive in Nottingham probably isn’t that high on their list of things to worry about. Certainly for me, back in the mists of time when I started at Uni I was far more interested in discovering my local Metal bands than researching bus timetables or bike routes. Until that is, about three weeks into my first term…

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR FOOD WASTE AT NTU?

Nottingham Trent University, like most institutions and businesses, creates food waste.NTU work together in partnership with Wastecycle Ltd to reduce food waste and make sure any that is collected is then treated in the best way possible…

AIESEC: THE WORLD’S LARGEST YOUTH-RUN ORGANISATION

AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-run organisation. Founded in 1948, AIESEC is now present in over 126 countries and territories and is still growing. Over 70,000 students and recent graduates, each year, in over 100 countries manage an organisation that facilitates tens of thousands of international exchanges so that young people can experience and understand cultures other than their own…

THE GREENHOUSE GAS MANAGEMENT PROJECT – EVERYONE’S A WINNER

On the evening of 7th February, I was lucky enough to be invited to the student presentation evening of the Greenhouse Gas Management Project, a great initiative and a perfect example of enabling innovation at NTU…

THE IMPACT OF VOLUNTEERING IN THE COMMUNITY

Volunteering brings a variety of rewards to those that take part. This is particularly true here at NTU, where students often make the most of their experiences gained during volunteering and go on to develop life skills which in turn guide them towards discovering their interests and maybe even their future career path. This is one of the benefits of the time given by our student volunteers, which I value the most. Seeing them succeed, whilst in some cases seemingly unaware that they are changing someone’s life for the better…

LOVE LOCAL PRODUCE: A GROWING LOCAL ENTERPRISE

The NTU market is all about bringing people together. Greeting and meeting local traders, supporting and showcasing local charities, recognising sustainable efforts of the university, whilst joining up for one day a month for everyone at NTU to enjoy…