Sustainability Month 2020
December 2020 is Sustainability Month in the College of Social Sciences. The Sustainability IRT will be hosting events, learning about initiatives, hearing from community groups and releasing new content on this page throughout the month to mark global events that tie into the United Nations' blueprint for action, set out as 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
International Mountain Day Photo Competition
Falling on 11 December, International Mountain Day recognises the critical roles of mountain environments to sustain biodiversity, human and animal populations and water supplies worldwide.
In celebration, we are holding the Sustainability International Mountain Day Photo Competition.
To enter, head to our Submission Form, upload your favourite mountain image and tell us why you love it.
Entries close on 7 December and the prize-winning entry will be announced on 11 December.
As many submitted photos as possible will also be included in a virtual exhibition on our pages and so we ask that you only submit images that can be used in this way.
We lead research into sustainability in the UK as part of a global endeavour
We take up sustainability in the context of the Anthropocene, a time when human behaviours are critically altering the ecologies of the planet. Our social science-led, transdisciplinary approach to sustainability includes socio-political as well as ecological issues and we work with partners in government, NGOs and directly with communities in the UK and elsewhere in the world.
Our aim is to lead social science research to develop sustainable responses to global challenges in four key areas:
Health - Sustaining health and wellbeing for people living on low income
Literacies - Literacies, learning and cultural practice for sustainability
Ecologies - Environmental sustainability under climate change and human activities
Governance - Reforming governance and management systems of natural resources