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Nature and wellbeing, bees on campus and the University’s waste strategy – all in the new edition of the Sustainability newsletter

The latest edition of the Sustainability newsletter is now available to read.

Each story is linked to one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals that the University is committed to achieving.

The Sustainability Team have announced their nine overarching waste strategy goals for 2020-21 including recycling, bins, food waste and plastic waste.

Enva, the University’s waste contractor, has also collaborated on an article with the team discussing plastics and why banning them may not be the solution to the plastic crisis.

New research exploring how spending time in nature can positively impact mental wellbeing is also discussed, with some helpful suggestions on how you can spend time outdoors whilst still abiding by social distancing guidelines.

Finally, with spring in full swing, the Loughborough bees will be watched closely as they begin to take their first flights from the hive since the beginning of winter and the queen begins to lay her eggs.

Environmental Management Assistant, Amber Quraishi said: “Although not on campus, the Sustainability team has still been working hard to promote positive change. After all the wonderful feedback we received on the first issue, we wanted to continue with the second to keep you updated on what we’re doing to make Loughborough a more sustainable university even during these uncertain times.”

A new edition of the newsletter will be released every six to eight weeks and staff and students can sign up here to become an Environmental Champion or Environmental Enthusiast to receive it.

The latest edition is available here.