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Submit your proposal and save the date for Sustainable Earth 2018 (28 and 29 June)
Building resilience to natural hazards
Bite-size paper: Food provides a powerful ‘catalyst’ to empower individuals
Towards a sustainable Earth
The Sustainable Earth Institute is about promoting a new way of thinking about the future of our world.
We bring researchers together with businesses, community groups and individuals to develop cutting-edge research and innovative approaches that build resilience to global challenges. We link diverse research areas across the University including science, engineering, arts, humanities, health and business.
If you’re an academic looking for a connection to industry, an organisation looking for academic research support or an individual who is inspired to work towards a sustainable future then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help.
We need to celebrate and recognise our complex, dynamic, and unique world - after all, good planets are hard to find.
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Call for participation
We are inviting everyone to submit proposals for marketplace sessions or posters for Sustainable Earth 2018 which highlight solutions to sustainability challenges. Whether you're a researcher, an organisation, a global charity or an individual with a sustainability interest – we want to hear from you!
We're looking for marketplace ideas that are out-of-the-ordinary, and posters that tell your sustainability story. We strongly recommend reading our guidance notes for more information.
The deadline for submissions is Sunday 11 February 2018.
United Downs Deep Geothermal Power
The United Downs Geothermal Power project (UDDGP) is an innovative multi-partner, cross-disciplinary endeavour to explore if geothermal technology can produce commercial energy in the UK. The project will run for three years and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Researchers from geology, psychology and sociology at the University of Plymouth will undertake research relating to the public perception and communication of geothermal power, geothermal technologies and the subsurface environment.
- National award success for Rail Partnership 25 October 2017
- University committed to embedding sustainability in post-16 education 4 October 2017
- Helping nurses stay green – launch of new UK platform 27 July 2017
- National figurehead praises nursing sustainability project 25 July 2017
- UK Ambassador to Chile sees world-leading research in action 27 June 2017
- Innovation in Pedagogy Café 13 December 2017 12:00 - 13:30
- Tamar Valley Food Hubs 15 December 2017 15:30 - 15:45
- Tamar Valley Food Hubs 22 December 2017 15:30 - 15:45
- Tamar Valley Food Hubs 5 January 2018 15:30 - 15:45
- Plymouth Tree Partnership meetings 10 January 2018 19:00 - 21:00
Sustainability courses and programmes
Plymouth offers a range of sustainability themed courses and programmes, including architecture, entrepreneurship, consultancy, design, engineering and planning.Find out more about our courses and programmes
A whole institutional approach to sustainability
Plymouth University has an established reputation both nationally and internationally as a leader in the higher education sector for sustainability.Find out more about sustainability at Plymouth