While scientists at the University pursue groundbreaking research exploring ways of digesting plastics already littering our oceans and other waterways, there is much you can do to make a difference in the way you shop. Not everything must be wrapped in plastic, and some really cool alternatives exist. Join in with Plastic Free July and help reduce your impact on the world.

Plant trees for free while you search

If you are looking for an alternative search engine to Google – perhaps you want to see if you can find some different results to what you usually see – alternative search engine Ecosia promises not to keep your browsing private but carbon negative, investing 100% of its profits into planting trees as part of worldwide environmental regeneration projects. If going green was one of your new year’s resolutions, it might be worth taking a look.

We are excited to begin the new year by presenting you with the archives of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) covering 1482-2010.
Funded by research funding from our success in the last Research Excellence Framework exercise, this archive of historical geography is extensive and includes Maps, Atlases, Charts and Plans; Expedition Reports; Fieldnotes, Correspondence and Diaries; Grey Literature; Photographs, Artwork and Illustrations; Journal Manuscripts; Photographs; Proceedings, Lectures, and Ephemera. The collection spans a wide variety of interdisciplinary research areas, and supports educational needs in Anthropology, Area Studies; Cartography and Visualizations, Colonial, Post-Colonial & Decolonisation Studies; Development Studies; Environmental Degradation; Historical & Cultural Geography; Historical Sociology; Human Geography; Identity, Gender & Ethnic Studies; Geology; International Relations; Trade and Commerce, and Law and Policy relating to Colonization and over a hundred special collections.

For the second year in a row the Library and teams from other departments have won the overall category for a large organization in the “My Journey Commuter Challenge”. 187 members of staff across the University registered to participate in …

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The University Library recently received the bronze NUS Green Impact award, being recognized alongside other University departments today at the NUS Green Impact awards for promoting and improving our environmental performance.  Barbara Anders and Michele Game, the Library’s named “Green Champion” (pictured), …

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Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences trial Limited time only… trial runs until 15th May. Click here to access Take a look at this collection of per-reviewed articles from key reference works including the Treatise on Geochemistry and the …

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