Welcome to the Green Economy and Sustainability blog

‘Green economy and sustainability’ is one of Bournemouth University’s (BU) newly defined research themes, and this blog has been created to support its development. The main aim of initiating this blog is to share information and to foster inter-disciplinary collaboration across the University. So, please get involved! Any member of BU staff who wants to add their own posts directly to this blog can now do so; please just make a request for access to the Research Development Unit, who will then set you up with an account.

Some brief items of news to kick us off. We are delighted that BU’s new MSc Green Economy has formally launched this October, with an initial cohort of 11 students. This is a novel departure for the University, being entirely distance-based in delivery, enabling students to study from anywhere in the world. As part of the course, students will have the option of undertaking either a research project or a work-based placement during their studies. So, if you have any ideas of projects that you would like to see them do, please get in touch.

There is also a Sustainable Business Exhibition happening right here in Bournemouth on 10th November, at the AFC Bournemouth stadium. This is free to attend: http://www.greenmessage.co.uk/exhibition/

Also, on the 20th October, the Carbon Management Centre of Excellence established by Mouchel in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council is holding an event in BU’s Business Centre. The event will be showcasing successful carbon reduction projects in the property, transportation and waste sectors. It also will include a number of innovative new technologies that could deliver carbon reduction in the future. To register please email mark.baillie@mouchel.com.


One Response to “Welcome to the Green Economy and Sustainability blog”

  1. A H Levandovsky

    Hope there will be some more events on this issue and how to actually motivate businesses, SMEs and population to become pro-active. These days, understandably, businesses, consumers are more worried about the gloomy economic prospects and the the most important issue at the moment appears to be saving money. This economic downturn can be the best opportunity for us all to actually get used to saving on energy, transport and else. All of these can contribute to lowering our carbon footprint. Businesses should do more to manufacture products that are more eco-friendly. Some might want to see this economic turmoil as an opportunity to accelerate green economy programmes.