17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

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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.  

MUSIC : A VEHICLE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Music is a global universe language. It tells stories and takes us on journeys. It’s a way for many people across the globe to express their emotions. Music can be many things, yet it has never been looked at as a way of achieving sustain…

COP23 – Halftime

The second week of climate negotiations is just starting 384 miles away in Bonn, Germany. One of my personal areas of interest has been the development of the Gender Action Plan. One can question, why does gender matter…

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM COP23 – GOING INTO THE FIRST WEEK OF THE NEGOTIATIONS

In the next two weeks, the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations are taking place in Bonn, Germany. I first began to follow these negotiations in 2009 when they were in Copenhagen, Denmark. I went there to participate….

FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK 2017!!

Fashion Revolution is a global movement that runs all year long, but this week every year they focus on raising awareness and asking people to engage with their campaign for a more ethical and sustainable fashion industry. It all starts today – April 24th 2017 – which is the 4th anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, when a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed killing 1138 people and injuring many more…

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…

PROJECT RE:FAB AND SUSTAINABILITY DIARIES

Have you ever considered how your clothes are made? How a small plant or even crude oil can be transformed into a piece of clothing that you are wearing at this very moment? Although there are different construction methods, one of the most known and common ways is called Cut, Make & Trim. A design will be sketched, a pattern will be made in paper form and transformed onto the fabric, the pieces will be cut out and assembled et voilà, done is your piece of clothing.

THE WORLD WIDE TRIBE- INSPIRING SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENTS

Hi, I’m Jaz, the founder of The World Wide Tribe, a non-profit organisation based on the belief that we are all members of one tribe, the world is our home and we should all share it accordingly. Through creative storytelling, photography, film and art we hope to inspire people to take action and to use their own skills and experience to be the change they wish to see in the world…

 

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…

FOODSHARE: GROWING TO GIVE

Our ‘Foodshare: Growing to Give’ allotment project was set up to provide a great volunteering opportunity for both staff and students at NTU! It gives everyone the chance to grow nutritious food while working with one of our local organic food specialists…

WHAT’S YOUR GOAL?

We can’t believe it’s been 1 whole week since this blog was launched.  Thank you so much for everyone who came to see us at our ‘SDG Selfie Station’ in Newton last Wednesday. We loved chatting with NTU staff and students about which of the SDGs were most important to them… and a massive thank you to those of you who let us take your picture…

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…

HOW THE SIP CERTIFICATE OPENED BY EYES TO WHAT ‘SUSTAINABILITY’ ACTUALLY MEANS

So, over the past few weeks I’ve been taking part in the Sustainability in Practice certificate (SiP) and it’s been an eye opening experience to say the least! As a Physical Geography graduate, I obnoxiously thought I knew tonnes about sustainability, after sitting in numerous lectures about Climate Change and ‘Environmental Issues and Impacts’, even doing my dissertation on Environmental Management. Little did I know that was just scratching the surface…

NTU AWARDED FOR EMBEDDING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY INTO THE CURRICULUM!

NTU and NTSU have received the Responsible Futures accreditation from the NUS for successfully working to embed sustainability and social responsibility into both the formal and informal curriculum for all our students…

INTRODUCING NTU & THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS BLOG – A DIGITAL PATCHWORK QUILT

I am an Education for Sustainable Development Officer in the NTU Green Academy Team and I love my job! On a day to day basis you might find me either working with course teams to help them integrate sustainability within their teaching, developing some new teaching material, supporting the running of the Sustainability in Practice Certificate (an online module available to all students and staff at NTU) or co-ordinating any number of additional exiting sustainability related projects or events at the university….