As part of British Science Week Notre Dame’s inaugural Sustainability Fair took place on March 15, with our students setting up stands and notice boards to display posters, information sheets and other resources to promote the exciting sustainability projects they’ve developed as part of our sustainability competition.
These projects include:
- Sustainable period products
- Which type of milk should you drink?
- ND does gardening
- Eco Cafe design and well-being plants
- Litter picking in the community
- Tidal waves
- Art from rubbish
The Fair was very well attended, as everyone was keen to find out what our students have planned in terms of future sustainability actions – including the college principal Justine Barlow. You can get a sneak peak of some of the work that will be done by looking at the photos below.
Notre Dame is committed to helping achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). So far, we have:
- Surveyed staff and students on this subject
- Set up a monthly sustainability committee
- Trained all staff in the SDGs and in carbon literacy
- Supported the Student EcoTeam to run a variety of events and activities linked to the goals
- Ensured that each college building has grade A energy efficiency
- Purchased additional water fountains
- Committed to becoming a net zero food waste community
- Created a designated sustainability news story page
Watch this space to find out what happens next!