From plastic pollution to green infrastucture, we're dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and developing techniques to improve the future of our planet.

In the Sustainability and the Environment theme blog, our experts cover topics including fast fashion, marine conservation and the latest research in the fight against climate change.

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From plastic pollution to green infrastucture, we're dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and developing techniques to improve the future of our planet.

In the Sustainability and the Environment theme blog, our experts cover topics including fast fashion, marine conservation and the latest research in the fight against climate change.

27 posts found

Can Portsmouth lead the way for a sustainable plastics future? Professor Steve Fletcher discusses Revolution Plastics

29 June 2020 5 min read

Professor Steve Fletcher discusses the Revolution Plastics initiative and our ambition to tackle the global plastics crisis

Steve Fletcher

Towards becoming a climate positive University

29 June 2020 5 min read

Ian McCormack from our Estates and Campus Services shares some of our work to eliminate plastics, manage waste and reduce energy consumption. Find out more.

Rendered image of new sports centre

Sustainability: at the heart of building our future

29 June 2020 5 min read

Our new Estate Masterplan is focussing on constructing new buildings and facilities that focus on forward-thinking and sustainable designs. Find out more.

Rendering of new academic building

Rubbish is piling up and recycling has stalled – waste systems must adapt It is crucial to ensure that waste sector staff are protected and recovered materials are uncontaminated and safe to use in supply chains, explains Dr Keiron Roberts for The Conversation

30 April 2020 Dr Keiron Roberts 8 min read

Keiron Philip Roberts, a Research Fellow in low/clean carbon technologies within the University of Portsmouth Research England funded GreenTech South Innovation hub, writes for The Conversation about the fragility of our waste cycle system

Overflowing rubbish bin

Roundup: Horti-BlueC at Hoogstraten This research project aims to develop a ‘sustainable greenhouse’ model for crop cultivation

06 February 2020 2 min read

Horti-BlueC is an international research project which aims to develop a ‘sustainable greenhouse’ model for crop cultivation.

Strawberries growing in greenhouse

Tweet, stream, cloud: it's time to bring 'nature' words back to the countryside We should explore new ways to educate and inspire children about nature, using technology, explains Dr Glenn Hadikin for The Conversation

27 January 2020 8 min read

Glenn Hadikin, lecturer in English Language and Linguistics, at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the emergence of words associated with nature which instead describe technology and the impact of this phenomenon on young people.

Trees

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