One Planet Week 2023: Land and Nature
Posted on 26 January 2023
One Planet Week (13 -17 February) aims to provide a platform from which to promote awareness, and share knowledge and actions on sustainability to staff, students and the wider community.
Here's how you can get involved in this year's One Planet Week inspired by the theme of Land and Nature.
We have a mix of entertaining, practical and informative events with most allowing both online or on campus attendance. Topics for events during the week range from:
- Land and nature across time: Living sustainability in North Yorkshire - 11,000 years ago, helping UK biodiversity thrive in the Anthropocene, The YNU 160+ years of recording nature, Oil Machine Film Screening
- Rewilding: Rewilding at UoY on Campus East, Working for a Wilder Yorkshire, adventures into sustainable spirits
- Working the land and protecting nature: Out of sight, Out of Mind - the abuse of our soils, Does sustainability need a radical change to land law?, Nature-based Farming in Protected Areas, a Climate literacy taster session
- Biodiversity for wellbeing: Transforming our senses for Nature, re-connection, repatterning and hope, Campus Guided walks, stalls exploring the use of art and technology to change people’s views on biodiversity and the environment, and an online cooking demo with sustainable foods.
Take a look at our full calendar of events to see what other free activities are on for One Planet Week 2023.
Art and media competition
You still have time to submit an entry to our Art and Media Competition for a chance to win an iPad or a £50 gift voucher. Please send your creative work inspired by the theme of Land and Nature to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 3 February 2023. Don't fancy submitting an entry? You can still get involved by voting for your favourite pieces between 13 - 17 February. We'll let you know when we're ready for you to place your votes. The winner will be decided on 20 February.