Academic research linked to COP26 goals


COP26 has prompted many of us to think about how our actions impact the planet and what positive changes we can make to reduce our carbon footprint.

Throughout COP26, Loughborough experts have been sharing their easy tips and tricks for making our homes more sustainable as part of a video series titled 'Sustainable Home'. School of Design and Creative Arts academics have been highlighted as part of the #LboroExperts campaign, for their research which echoes the COP26 goals for this year’s event.

Dr Chetna Prajapati, an expert in textiles, provides her top tips on how to keep your wardrobe sustainable and reduce the impact on the environment. Watch this video as part of the ‘Sustainable Home’ series here.

As an expert in sustainable design, Dr Rhoda Trimingham has pointed out simple changes that can be in the home to reduce the use of plastics and other harmful materials. Watch this video here.

Dr Rhoda Trimingham has also developed a number of additional videos and useful resources to encourage us to think about the actions we can take to live more sustainably.

As a member of the Sustainable Design Research Group, Rhoda has used her expertise to create the ‘Loughborough Food Planner’ as she believes it is time for society to take action and accept a huge amount of food waste comes from households.

This food planner encourages people to create shopping lists and to map out a week’s worth of meals to avoid waste and excessive purchasing.

You can download the ‘Loughborough Food Planner’ here.

Rhoda was also featured speaker in the recent ‘Future of Food’ session, as part of the 'Times Earth' Climate Sessions. This session took place on 10 November 2021, in association with Santander. The event featured business leaders and changemakers in food production and consumption discussing how crucial production and consumption processes are in tackling climate change.

You can find out more about the ‘Times Earth’ Climate sessions and watch the ‘Future of Food’ session here.

Read more about the #LboroExperts campaign as part of COP26 here.