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Discover your role in creating a sustainable future with Loughborough University’s Sustainability Week

Loughborough University will be hosting a dedicated Sustainability Week for staff and students where you can learn more about your role in helping to create a more sustainable future.

From 12-17 March, experts from our community and beyond will be hosting a variety of events designed to teach others about the sustainable practices in and around Loughborough, as well as the research taking place that offers promising solutions for the world.  

Whether you enjoy the arts, getting out into nature, learning more about our planet or discovering the opportunities on offer at our very own campuses, there’s something for everyone and we’d love to see our staff and students take part.  

Highlights of the week include a Sustainable Fashion Show, a Fruit Routes walk and foraging workshop, and a sustainability market.  

A dedicated website has been created for Sustainability Week, where you can view the full programme of the events taking place and find out how to book your places on the various activities. Here, you’ll also find an inspiring video featuring our Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Professor Dan Parsons, who is also an active researcher in the area of climate and environmental change.   

In the video, he says: “Sustainability Week is all about taking time out of your normal day to think about how you can play a role in this broader community action, and how we can all work together to address this existential threat to the way in which we live here and the way in which people live all around the world.” 

Professor Parsons also provides an overview of the current position we are in, the reasons why we need to take action now, and why Loughborough University plays a significant part in the journey to providing solutions.  

Sustainability Week falls under our Climate Change and Net Zero strategic theme of the University Strategy and is in support of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.