14. LIFE BELOW WATER

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This site was launched on 1st February 2017 – More blog posts coming soon!

Do you have an idea for a blog post about how NTU is working towards achieving this goal? We would love to hear from you – email GreenAcademy@ntu.ac.uk.

MY SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

As a gardener I am super lucky to be able to be outside in the flow doing something I enjoy.

One of our Horticultural lectures was a ‘sustainability in practice challenge’ which motivated me to take the sustainability in practice certificate. I reflected on my lifestyle to see where I could make changes and improvements…

NOTTINGHAM BUSINESS SCHOOL ‘SEA CHANGE EVENT’

On Feb 20th 237 enthusiastic first-year Nottingham Business School students, accompanied by second and final year student mentors participated in a grand plastics upcycling challenge, contributing directly to UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), Goal 14 (Life Below Water) and Goal 15 (Life on Land). The aptly named, ‘Sea Change’ event

 

HOW TO BREAK UP WITH PLASTIC

Since the release of David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2, it seems that conversations around plastics and how harmful they are to the environment have increased exponentially, and for good reason. Plastic is so environmentally destructive and takes so long to break down (into even smaller micro-plastics which are just as harmful) that every single piece of plastic that has ever been made is still in existence in the Earth today. From every…

PLASTIC PLANET LAUNCHES AT NTU

In April, Nottingham Trent University’s Sustainable Development Team launched the Plastic Planet campaign with engagement stalls at City, Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses. The aim of the campaign is

Lessons from #PlasticFreeJuly

It seems impossible to escape our disposable plastic lives, whether it’s the mountain of plastic covering our food & cleaning items to the micro plastic fibres in our clothes entering the water system every time we wash our clothes…

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…