Environmental sustainability is integral to both our teaching and research.
The School of Environment, Education and Developments has a dedicated Green Impact Team made up of staff and students from multiple disciplines.
We already have Bronze Awards for our staff housed in the Ellen Wilkinson Building, and for our Geography laboratories. We’re currently working towards a Green Impact Silver Award for our staff based in the Arthur Lewis Building and Humanities Bridgeford Street buildings.
Our staff and students also get involved with the University’s sustainability activities through the ‘Think Sustainably, Take Action’ initiative.
Sustainability projects in action
Many of our course units focus on issues surrounding environmental sustainability.
For example, in Geography we offer course units around:
- Geographies of Sustainability
- Physical Geography and Contemporary Environmental Issues
- Environmental Pollution
- Climate Change and Carbon Cycling
In Planning and Environment, we provide course units focused on:
- Urban and Environmental Economics
- Cities & Climate Change
- Community Development: creative engagement and sustainability
- Environmental Law
Many SEED students can also opt for course units provided by the University College for Interdisciplinary Learning:
- Innovation for a Sustainable Society
- The Crisis of Nature: Issues in Environmental History
Research into sustainability takes place across the School, in dedicated research centres and projects as well as by individual academic staff and PhD students.
- Triangulum: demonstrating smart green growth in urban areas
- University living lab for sustainability
- Sustainable urbanism and environmental resilience
- EcoCities: The Bruntwood Initiative for sustainable cities at The University of Manchester
- Sustainable Cities: Options for Responding to Climate cHange Impacts and Outcomes (SCORCHIO)
- Environment and development - Global Development Institute