Author Archives: Newcastle University Institute for Sustainability

Only 10% of UK land is currently protect

Only 10% of UK land is currently protected for biodiversity. We need smart solutions for biodiversity conservation that deliver progress to #SDG15 and related Goals. #MeasuringUp #SDGs http://bit.ly/SDGsUK Advertisements

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Institute for Sustainability blog is moving

The Institute for Sustainability blog is moving. You can now find us at https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/sustainability/. If you follow our blog we are in the process of moving our subscription list so you should still receive updates by email, however, if you’re a WordPress … Continue reading

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Wishing you a happier, more sustainable Christmas

Anne Liddon, Science Communications Manager and Carmen Hubbard, Lecturer, Centre for Rural Economy, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, have written a thought-provoking post on how to make Christmas more sustainable. It’s Christmas Eve and already shop assistants are … Continue reading

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Sustainable development in northern Peru – a personal experience (part 4)

Dr Jennifer Hazelton, a Research Coordinator for the Institute for Sustainability at Newcastle University, travelled to Lobitos, a small town in Northern Peru, in March 2014 for five weeks to help develop the town’s infrastructure. In the final post of … Continue reading

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Sustainable development in northern Peru – a personal experience (part 3)

Dr Jennifer Hazelton, a Research Coordinator for the Institute for Sustainability at Newcastle University, travelled to Lobitos, a small town in Northern Peru, in March 2014 for five weeks to help develop the town’s infrastructure. In the third of a four-post … Continue reading

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Sustainable development in northern Peru – a personal experience (part 2)

Dr Jennifer Hazelton, a Research Coordinator for the Institute for Sustainability at Newcastle University travelled to Lobitos, a small town in Northern Peru, in March 2014 for five weeks to help develop the town’s infrastructure. In the second of a four-post … Continue reading

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Tourism development in northern Peru – a personal experience

Dr Jennifer Hazelton, a Research Coordinator for the Institute for Sustainability at Newcastle University travelled to Lobitos, a small town in Northern Peru, in March 2014 for five weeks to help develop the town’s infrastructure. In the first of a four-post … Continue reading

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Sir Joseph Swan: A Pioneer Ahead of His Time

Tuesday 27 May 2014 marks the centenary of Sir Joseph Swan’s death. The inventor, pioneer and scientist was an icon of the North East, and his outstanding contribution to modern technology is still relevant today. To celebrate the occasion, a … Continue reading

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Calling all guest bloggers!

We are on the lookout for guest bloggers! We want the blog site to have a range of opinions and discussion points about sustainability-related topics, and we are particularly interested in posts that are topical; we’re not averse to controversial viewpoints, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Retrofitting – the Passivhaus way (Part 2)

Dr Jennifer Hazelton, a Research Co-ordinator in Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS) at Newcastle University, recently stayed in a Passivhaus bed and breakfast. In the second post of a two part series, she speaks to the owners, Adam Dadeby and Erica … Continue reading

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