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University Sustainability News Roundup- May 2017

19-05-2017 Matthew Drane

University Sustainability News Roundup 
May 2017

Here's a roundup of articles on interesting sustainability news and initiatives at universities across the country. 

Nottingham Uni to build sustainable research facility
University Business: The University of Nottingham is set to build a brand new £5.4m research facility. Designed to Passivhaus and BREEAM standards, the building will be one of the most energy efficient research facilities in the UK.
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Sustainability at the heart of the University of Leeds
The EAUC: From recycling to research, labs to local community - sustainability is at the heart of the University of Leeds. How are Leeds progressing? Find out in their First Annual Sustainability Report
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Campus coffee grounds recycled in University of Birmingham pilot
CIWM Journal Online: The University of Birmingham has become the first place outside London to work with waste coffee recycling company bio-bean to recycle spent coffee grounds from catering outlets across its campus.
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Best practice advice for your Education for Sustainable Development project
The EAUC: The UK National Commission for UNESCO has published a series of case studies showcasing best practice examples of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) from across the UK.
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Piloting a new university and college Fairtrade standard
Sustainability Exchange: At the 2017 EAUC Conference, the Fairtrade Foundation and NUS ran a workshop on their plans to redevelop and relaunch the Fairtrade University and College Standard. The shared objective is to make the standard more impactful, inspiring universities to take a broader approach to ethical procurement, and adding in a student auditor element.
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What makes Cranfield an ideal place to dive deep into the circular economy?
Edie: At Cranfield, the old style of education is gone, where professors sit in ivory towers and reluctantly engage with other experts. Instead designers, engineers and specialists from manufacturing, design, materials and environmental sciences work and learn together with our academic staff to think about and to solve real-world problems.
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