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Universities United

Reflections on how higher education institutions are working together to tackle climate change.

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The first 25 years: OU Renewable Energy Education

Derek Taylor reflects on the 25 years since launching the innovative Open University T521 Renewable Energy Pack for Tertiary Education. This was a revolutionary development for the OU.

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Earth Day 2021

The first Earth Day on 22 April 1970 activated 20 million people from all walks of life to do their bit to protect our planet. More than 50 years on, it is estimated that one billion people worldwide will engage in this year's Earth Day.

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Climate change in the global South: Bangladesh and Senegal

The films on this page explore climate change in two countries: Bangladesh in south Asia, and Senegal in west Africa.

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Elements of the Periodic Table

Explore the impact of chemical elements on our bodies, our world, and see how they changed the course of history

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How the fish we eat makes it onto our plates

Have you ever wondered how the fish you’re eating makes it onto your plate? Dr Vicky Johnson reveals several of the important stages of the journey, starting with the initial catch, to ending up at a restaurant or food supplier. 

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Ideas about living sustainably

Responding to the climate crisis can feel overwhelming. There are so many things we can do to be greener that it's hard to know where to start. 

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What you need to know about carbon footprints

Jo Hand explores carbon footprints and how we can all make an environmental impact.

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Decolonising the Curriculum through the History of Mathematics

As part of Black History Month, June Barrow-Green and Brigitte Stenhouse gave a presentation in which they explored how historical sources can be used to decolonise the mathematics curriculum.

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15 minutes on Mars

Have you ever looked up into the night sky at the red planet and wanted to know more? Now here’s your chance to explore Mars.

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Sustainability Hub

The way we live impacts our Earth, it is changing the climate and threatening livelihoods, species and ecosystems. It is clear our current strategies of supporting our way of life can't continue. Globalisation means it isn't always easy to see the impacts our behaviour has on others and the natural world, or what we can to make more sustainable choices.   

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Asteroids

From robotic telescopes to an asteroid pretending to be a moon on Mars, here are four articles about asteroids.

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