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School of Environment, Education and Development

Bikes outside the School of Environment Education and Development

Environmental sustainability

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


Sustainability teaching

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

Additional courses

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 

Sustainability research

Research into sustainability takes place across the School, in dedicated research centres and projects as well as by individual academic staff and PhD students.


Research centres