University as World in Microcosm



All universities (and large institutions in general) represent the world in microcosm and, as such, they can be sustainable or not.

As establishments that seek to produce the future generations of well-educated citizens, it falls to Universities to be at the vanguard of good practice in terms of sustainability.

And universities certainly appear to be taking this responsibility seriously: type ‘sustainability’ and ‘university’ into Google and you will see evidence of all the documents, working groups and ‘hubs’ that different institutions have established. This is certainly positive and, as this module has shown, it is necessary.

The University of Nottingham is up there with the rest.