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Local focus, global challenges – The winners of a photography competition focused on global sustainability

Congratulations to the winners and shortlisted entries to this fabulous photography competition.

Particular congratulations to the public winner –  Bridey Borda from Plymouth College of Arts for her excellent winning picture Waste to Energy

Waste to Energy

Category: Public – Sustainable Plymouth

“My photograph represents a sustainable plymouth, as it shows the waste left over after the process that happens at Plymouth’s Incinerator. Incineration is helping reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, therefore lowering the amount of carbon emissions.” Brides Borda

You can see all the shortlisted photographs here: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/institutes/sustainable-earth/photo-competition

Plymouth Energy Community’s Warm and Well programme show how to engage people creatively and practically

‘Stay Warm and Well’ Event with Highbury Trust was ‘Reindeerlicious!

The day was packed with activities and tips on how to tackle cold and damp homes, reduce bills and access help to stay warm if needed.

The unanimous highlight of the day was the chance to make Christmas themed draught excluders – and you can easily see why!

You can make one too if you follow the steps in our guide which you can download by clicking here

Q&A Arts Writers Event – Plymouth – 25 Jan 2017

Are you interested in arts writing? Or maybe you want to hone your reviewing skills? Made in Plymouth is partnering with the Arts Writers Group, Plymouth College of Art and Plymouth Arts Centre to deliver a series of wonderful opportunities for any aspiring arts writer.

We will be opening this project with a Q&A event investigating the core skills needed for good arts writing. Our two writers-in-residence (Lizzie Lloyd and Tom Jeffries) will sharing their extensive experience and advice. The event will be held at the Jill Craigie Lecture Theatre in the Roland Levinsky Building (Plymouth University) from 1.30 – 4.30 pm on Wednesday 25th January.

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Plymouth College of Arts Students produce share views about energy through art

During March 2016, Regen SW worked with students at Plymouth College of arts.

We invited students to share their thoughts about energy through an image that could be displayed as a poster on a Bus Stop.

Below you can see the artworks and sometimes examples of work in progress. Many of the graphics students have instagram or blog accounts which have enabled them to share their work with people throughout the progression of the project.

Many many thanks to everyone at Plymouth College of Arts for their hard work, enthusiasm and fantastic work.


Jess Stacey

“My poster considers an aspect of renewable energy when thinking in-depth, engages questions as well as challenges and stimulates the audience”

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Alex Dudley

“I didn’t want people to have to look at the image for minutes at a time to really understand the message”

Amber Geep

Catherine Slope


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Ryan Jesty

“Here is my final poster for RegenSW.  I included one fossil fuel example and one sustainable energy example which are coal power and wind power.  I used green and red to show which is bad and which is good for the environment.  I strongly based my final piece on line and colour.  I feel this portrays very well the message i am trying to put across about the impact that fossil fuels have on the environment.”


Will Gannon

“I decided on using a car as an example of oil usage in society in comparison to what oil supplies the Earth has.”


Sam Parker

“my idea was to show how solar panels can generate energy, I wanted to keep the design simple and not use too many colours or complex shapes”


Jordan Martell

“I wanted to get the message across clearly”

Katie King

“The idea behind this piece using ‘flower power’ is for sustainable energy. Sustainable energy is to help the environment and i believe the quote i have used does exactly that. The illustration of the flower is to represent natural energy.”



Zack Hellier

Zack Hellier - The Future copy


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Bobbie Galvin

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Emma Wilson

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Grace Crawford

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Lydia Carlin

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Sianan Bunt

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Brittany Falconer

Brittany Falconer ED Fashion Year 1

Seren Street

Matt Allen

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Amy Lee Bucknell


Bethany Dean

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Jordan Mortlock

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Suki Renbourn



Sustainable Earth 2016 – 23 and 24 June 2016, Plymouth University

Sustainable Earth 2016 is an event for researchers, businesses, community groups and individuals to come together for two days of inspirational speakers, networking opportunities and creative workshops designed to spark and encourage collaborations for a sustainable Earth.

Why attend Sustainable Earth 2016?

  • Chaired by Professor Iain Stewart, Director of Sustainable Earth Institute.
  • Keynote speakers include: Sir Mark Walport (UK Government Chief Scientist), Wendy Darke (BBC Natural History Unit), Craig Bennett (CEO, Friends of the Earth), and Anthony Hobley (CEO, Carbon Tracker).
  • Hear from leading organisations including Salvation Army, Environment Agency, Plymouth Energy Community, Westcountry Rivers Trust, Langage Farm, University of Iceland and Plymouth University.
  • Discuss ideas and thoughts with top researchers and organisations in a marketplace breakout session.
  • Take part in reflective activities including a visit to a solar farm, workshops with globally renowned researchers and a tour through the universe.
  • Network with individuals, companies and organisations over a buffet lunch and evening meal.
  • Listen to poet, Matt Harvey and musical delights, The Q-dettes.

Find out more including a full agenda, list of speakers and booking information on the website: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/institutes/sustainable-earth/sustainable-earth-2016



Open call for papers

You are invited to participate in, Sustainable Earth 2016 – a global forum for connecting research with action taking place on 23 and 24 June 2016 at Plymouth University.

Sustainable Earth 2016 builds upon the annual Plymouth University sustainability research event, held since 2012, but this year we want to make it bigger and better! This year we are inviting papers from the academic community on sustainability research and also organisations interested in highlighting their sustainability related activity and where universities can help in the future.

If you are interested in profiling your sustainability research or initiative and connecting with like-minded people then this forum is for you!

Submission deadline: 28 February 2016