Centre for Environment and Sustainability

The blog of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Surrey.

NHS Reset: A Green NHS Reset

23/10/2020 08:21:00 NHS Reset is an NHS Confederation campaign to help shape what the health and care system should look like in the aftermath of the pandemic. In this blog, Catherine Hope-MacLellan, lead executive for sustainability at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Yulia Omer, sustainability researcher, discuss the importance of climate action before, during and […]


PDS students articles of interest during covid-19 lockdown

Hi Deidre, Thanks for starting this great initiative! I recently posted on my LinkedIn page a series of videos that clearly highlight one of the environmental impacts of the non-pharmaceutical intervention (namely, the lockdown of countries). Using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, the videos show the nitrogen dioxide emissions using a 10-day moving average. […]


A bicycle made from bamboo

by Dr James Suckling As statements go it can’t get much plainer than this: “Public transport and active travel will be the natural first choice for our daily activities.” The opening bullet point of the ministerial foreword from Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps in the new Department for Transport Decarbonising Transport plan. In […]


Lost in Translation: sustainability down the construction supply chain

by: Luke Deamer, Erica Russell and Jacquetta Lee, Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey Introduction We all know the issues of multiple industry PQQs; often irrelevant, time consuming, repetitive and with requests for similar, but slightly different, standards and accreditations. With such barriers, is sustainability being addressed in PQQs? If so, do they […]


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