Sustainable Earth Institute

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 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.

Find out more about the project

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