Tag: sustainability

Travel

A quick portrait of ecotourism

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.” But what is it really? Ecotourism requires conscious travel with consideration of impacts on local communities and the environment. It gives a positive and educational experience…

Fashion

The best sustainable period products for all budgets

Reducing our single use plastic consumption is something we should all be trying to do wherever possible, especially when it comes to period products. Every year, 200,000 tonnes of waste are produced through disposables such as tampons, applicators and sanitary towels. However, with period poverty rates constantly increasing and sustainable products costing significantly more than…

News

UEA Launches the Sustainable UEA Awards

Nominations have now opened for the SustainableUEA Awards: a new programme that recognises the sustainable efforts and achievements of staff and students at UEA.   The programme aims to celebrate the work of students and staff in making UEA a more sustainable place –  as well as efforts to make local, regional and international communities more…

News

UEA installs new solar bench on campus

The University of East Anglia has installed a new ‘Solar Bench’ on campus. This comes from the Sustainable Ways Vision, a campaign incorporated by the Estates and Facilities Division at UEA. The new solar bench has features such as 4 USB power ports, WiFi and LED illumination. Sustainable Ways Vision aims to put out data…

News

Reusable cups up by 64 percent on campus

Campus Kitchen has released data announcing an increase in people using reusable coffee cups of 40 times since last year. The amount of people carrying their own cups has increased from two percent last academic year to 66 percent this year. UEA’s Head of Sustainability, Phil Hunt, said: ‘This is fantastic news and is a…

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