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Appropriate and inappropriate technologies

‘What is the use, for a country like ours, of an engineer who possesses the most up-to-date ideas about the making of houses, roads and about bridge building, but who …

Living in an unsustainable box

Pete Licence is Professor of Chemistry and Director of The GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory at Nottingham. He feels that both legislation and good practice are driving industry towards sustainability, both …

Journeying towards a more sustainable society

Sustainability is about ‘saving the planet’, about reducing our reliance upon finite resources and about working within the limits of our planet to try to achieve a good quality of …

Social norms and social networks

Rather than exploring in detail each of the nine principles of MINDSPACE outlined in the previous section, here we focus on the “N” of MINDSPACE – “Social Norms.” It is …

Being the change

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Ghandi The issues that we have showcased and discussed demonstrate the very real problems our world and society is …

Things We Can Do To Care For The Planet

Satish Kumar’s eloquent article, ‘Being the Change’, first published in 2003, gives us inspiration that our actions have significance, and that we should be active in leading the way from …

‘Three-stoves’ Mike

What better way to get academics talking about sustainability than over a free lunch – but is there any such thing? Join Mike Clifford as he explains the principles behind …

Building a Centre for Sustainable Chemistry

In this video, filmed in September 2013, Rossana Wright talks to colleagues from the School of Chemistry about the role that Chemistry can play in developing a sustainable future, and …

Sustainability by design

This video explains how academic chemists at Nottingham work with industry to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to our everyday needs and wants. Those of you in China can also …

Earth’s Forests

In this session our geographer, Dr Simon Gosling, discusses the significance of the world’s forests for sustainability. First in the video, and then in more detail in the reading that …

What Is Heritage and Why Does It Matter?

What Is Heritage? According to UNESCO: Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural …

Culture, art and sustainability

Examination of the cultural record highlights that the key to sustainability is the ability to adapt and change. As circumstances shift in the future, as they surely will as a …