Around campus in 5 walks

During the week of the 3rd-7th April, the Library Sustainability team invited people to come for a walk around campus, to enjoy the variety of sculptures, gardens and biodiversity on our doorstep. Monday – Ramble along the River Tuesday – Say “Hello” to the Horses Wednesday – Walk the Woodlands Thursday – See the Sculptures…

Biodiversity Month

We encouraged library staff to take a break from their desks, go outside and check out the amazing green areas around campus.  We asked for photos of the flora and fauna they have seen.                              

Christmas Decoration Competition 2016

Library staff were challenged to design and create a Christmas tree decoration using only items that would normally be thrown away or recycled within the library. Watch the video  

One sheet of A4 paper…

  You are probably thinking that’s pretty insignificant, nothing interesting to say about that.  Think again. The University uses approximately 22 Million pieces of new, plain white A4 paper a year! Let’s break it down. There are 500 pieces of paper in a ream and there are 5 reams per box. That’s more than 733 boxes…

Zero Waste Week 5-9 September

The Library Sustainability Team created a display on Floor 0 of the Main Library. The display was to raise awareness of how to reduce the amount of waste we put into landfill and how to reduce our waste overall. The display included tips on how we as individuals can reduce waste.

Goody, goody Gumdrop

Estates are currently trying out the chewing gum recycling points, the Gumdrop.  One has been placed outside the library. “Gumdrop is the first bin in the world that is not only designed specifically for the disposal of waste chewing gum, but is also made with waste chewing gum. Gumdrop houses a closed loop recycling process…

Tog Swap – June 2016

Library Staff held a Tog Swap during the first couple of weeks of June, to raise funds for the local cancer charity Big C.  Any left-over items were donated to the Big C’s charity shop. How it works: During that week, bring in your unwanted clothes, accessories (bags, scarves, ties, gloves etc.) or jewellery (but…

Plant swap April 2016

During the week of 25th April 2016, the Library Sustainability Champions ran an “Adopt a Pot” week.  Plants were available for staff to adopt for their office.  We also had an outdoor plant adoption. Why have a plant? Plants affect your wellbeing. Plants reduce stress levels and blood pressure, while increasing your attention span.Plants improve…

Water Campaign March 2016

During the week of 21 March 2016, we promoted water-saving ideas to staff and students by having displays on Floor 0 of the Library and in the Library Common Room.  

Christmas Decoration Competition

In December 2015, ISD staff held a competition to see who could make the best Christmas decoration made only from materials that would normal have been thrown away within the Library and IT. The decorations were judged by Jonathan Colam-French (ISD Director). A short video of the decorations and the winning entries can be seen here

Library Travel Survey November 2015

During the week of 23-27 November 2015, the Library Sustainability Champions ran a Travel Survey in the staff common room.  We asked staff to mark the starting point of their commute to UEA with a coloured pin, depending on their mode of travel: RED – CAR (single occupancy) WHITE – CAR (multiple occupancy) ORANGE –…

Space Challenge 23-27 November 2015

The Sustainability Champions encouraged Library & IT staff to increase the number of steps they take each day by taking part in the Everest Challenge.  Participating staff members (30 “mountaineers” in total) were supplied with pedometers and their total number of steps were recorded at the end of each day.  The original challenge was to take…