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The Humble Brush

Established in Sweden in 2013, Humble Brush is ‘a bulldog in the fight against the plastic toothbrushes’. With the world consuming more than 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes every year, that's a...

Let’s talk sustainability this autumn

The new academic year is HERE and we’ve decided it’s going to be an ethical, eco and sustainable one. Will you join us? The most important step is for all of us to become aware of our...

Zero Waste Week: How to Reduce Your Trash

UEA PhD student Zahra Khosroshahi has taken up the #ZeroWasteWeek challenge... It’s ZERO WASTE WEEK (September 5th–9th)! What better time to discuss our consumption and waste production...

Embrace and curate your own capsule wardrobe

UEA PhD student Zahra Khosroshahi explores the wellbeing, environmental and style benefits of curating a wardrobe of essentials. I have been moving and transitioning towards a more...

Love The Oceans: Conservation through education, research and diving

(Guest post from Love The Oceans) Author Pippa Fitch is Public Relations Officer at Love The Oceans. The issue: The, largely unregulated, shark fin trade is rapidly expanding and...

Year in Industry first steps

Welcome to Heather, our Year in Industry student for 2016/17. She's off to a great start and we're excited to see what she comes up with this year! I’m Heather, a Climate Sciences...

5 reasons why we can be optimistic about climate change

Hello, I’m Holly. Since I left UEA, 76 days ago, I have been working for 10:10 , a positive climate change charity. Yes you’re right, ‘positive’ and ‘climate change’ together does seem...

Plastic-free July

Zahra Khosroshahi is one of our guest bloggers this month: I'm a PhD student at UEA, looking at the representation of women in Iranian cinema. When I’m not consumed by films, I like to...

Book review: 'Stuffocation'

Sharon Weekley is the coordinator of the UEA Staff Association Reading Group, and an avid reader. She reviewed Stuffocation , by James Wallman (2015) for us. Wallman takes you through...

Commuting – carbon considerations and dodging raindrops

Catrin Darsley is UEA's Environmental Officer, with the role of sharing both opportunities and behind-the-scenes green news with staff and students. I’ll open with the fact that my...

Academics up in the air: The emissions impact of a climate governance workshop

Jonas Schoenefeld is a PhD candidate in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at UEA. A team has published a blog post where they estimated the travel greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from...

It's time for a new fashion revolution

Scarlet Prentice is an Environmental Sciences student on her year abroad studying at HKUST in Hong Kong. I think it’s incredibly important that we represent what we stand for and as...

Taking a personal sustainability challenge

Katy Appleton is an academic member of UEA’s Sustainability Champion network. A lecturer in Environmental Sciences, she is interested in the small steps we can take to reduce our own environmental...

My Starfish has Fins!

Matthew Bennett is a Senior Technician in the Chemistry and Pharmacy Teaching Labs. As part of Green Impact 2015-16, he has worked with equipment suppliers Radleys to produce an innovative new...

Good Food, Good Life – Why You Should Eat Local

Rowan Gavin is probably a familiar face to anyone who uses the weekly UEA Vegbox scheme, and lets us in on the fantastic reasons to look beyond the supermarket for your next shop. I once...

New: ULT Freezer Guidance

Saving money and carbon, and securing samples The Sustainability Team is running an energy efficiency campaign in the School of Biological Sciences (BIO), and identified that a huge...

UEA Food Waste initiative brought to the climate talks

Liam Upson is a student on the MSc Climate Change and International Development course at UEA. He is part of a team of students looking at reducing food waste at the University, and attended the...

PV delamination: new Living Laboratory project

Jeremy Harris took part in a site visit to see the photovoltaic array on the ZICER Building (Zuckerman Institute for Connective Environmental Research). One of the country’s first examples of...

Crome Court - Green Gown Award winner

Modelling sustainability through intelligent design at UEA Crome Court, UEA’s newest and most sustainable residence, was crowned winner of the 2015 Green Gown Award for the Built...

Introducing... Jeremy Harris, Assistant Environmental Officer

Welcoming our Year in Industry student Jeremy joined the team in August 2015, as support for the engagement and energy work across UEA. He's doing a great job of organising and running events,...