Communities around the world are affected by the challenges of sustainability. We work with the public to explore the issues they face and support grassroots efforts to help meet demands for food, water and energy, while reducing global consumption.
We run regular events, including a seminar series organised by the Grantham Scholars, and participate in the University of Sheffield’s public engagement programme – for example, by taking our photosynthesis exhibition RoboPlant to Discovery Night.
Past eventsSustainable Energy Walking Tour
Pint of Science
Seminar Series 2016
Building UK Soils with the Soil Association
Roboplant at Chatsworth House
Food Waste. Food Poverty. with Tristram Stuart
Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty
The Carbon Neutral University is an open network of students, staff and the general public committed to encouraging and developing solutions to support the University of Sheffield to become carbon neutral by 2025. Dr Christian Unger co-chaired the network while he was a Grantham Research Fellow and several of our Grantham Scholars are actively involved in the network.
University of Sheffield Climate and Sustainability Strategy
In 2016, Grantham Research Fellow Dr Christian Unger developed a proposal for a Climate and Sustainability Strategy for the University of Sheffield, to support the University’s stated aim of making a 43 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020. This strategy document was submitted and discussed in University committees in February 2016 and will soon be discussed by the University Executive Board.
There is more information about sustainability events and activities at the University of Sheffield on the websites below.