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World Environment Day #OnlyOneEarth

31 May 2022

Challenges and achievements within our University.

5th June 2022 is World Environment Day, the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Held annually since 1974, this event is now the largest global platform with millions of people from across the world engaging to protect the planet. This year’s campaign slogan is ’Only One Earth’ with the focus on 'Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature. Explore these sites and sign up to make a difference.

Here are just some of the challenges and achievements within our University and it’s time for you to get involved personally. You may only just be realising that you need to engage but hopefully you are already involved? Either way, it’s time to up your commitment and add some new rewarding challenges to your life! We all need to make urgent changes to protect our planet and our future.

ARU’s University Library – Our Green Library

We take environmental issues seriously, and sustainability issues inform our decision making and policies. We are continually looking for ways to improve, and welcome questions and suggestions from students and staff across the university. We prioritise the purchase of electronic resources over paper where available and have initiated many more positive changes to our Library, read more about we do here: 

ARU’s Global Sustainability Institute

They are committed to playing a key role in developing practical solutions to the sustainability challenges we all face, both locally and globally. Doing this through research and education - bringing together the information needed to make decisions with the people capable of taking action. Explore their work:

ARU’s Sustainability Hub

Find information, support and signposting to help you contribute towards a more environmentally and socially responsible ARU. 

Person looking at the bug hotel with a sign on it saying 'Bugingham Palace'.Trees and flowers in the background.
Photo above: Chelmsford’s bug hotel 'Bugingham Palace', built from materials around the university campus. Read more about it here:

Topics: Wellbeing