15. LIFE ON LAND

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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.

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

BRACKENHURST TREE PLANTING

During the week beginning 19th February, volunteers from NTU and beyond planted approximately 1700 native trees in Orwin’s Field on Brackenhurst Campus.

The majority of the trees are part of an academic research project on the impact of different species on soil pH. These trees were planted in….

BIOPHILIA – OUR INNATE CONNECTEDNESS TO NATURE

E.O Wilson’s Biophilia hypothesis (1995) posits that, as a result of our extensive co-evolutionary histories with our planet’s myriad inhabitants, we possess an innate desire to interact with other species and ‘life-like processes’. Hypotheses surrounding the numerous benefits of communing with our natural evolutionary heritage…

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…

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 BIG BRACK BIRD WATCH – SOMETHING TO TWEET ABOUT!

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch took place at the end of Jan and we swooped on the chance to settle down with a cup of hot chocolate and monitor the birds in the Brack garden for an hour. This is the world’s largest wildlife survey- last year 519,000 people across the UK took part and a massive 8,262, 622 birds were recorded — wow something to Tweet about…

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…