Monthly Archives July 2013

A recycling bin fit for our future waste needs has been designed by a Lincoln School of Engineering student.

Second year engineering students at the University of Lincoln, UK, were tasked with creating a recycling bin fit for the year 2020 by Louth-based plastics solution provider, Luxus.

Read the full article here – http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/news/2013/07/740.asp

Skill Share poster

Have you ever wanted to grow your own food, keep chickens, or knit a jumper but didn’t know where to start?  Then make sure you keep 21st September free!  Revival Lincolnshire in association with Transition Lincoln, and supported by Lincoln City Council are holding a Skill Share event at the Drill Hall.  There will be a variety of ‘green’ businesses exhibiting, and individuals sharing their skills.  Come along and find out more.

 

2013 finalist 300 dpiWe’ve been shortlisted in the Construction and Refurbishment category for the refurbishment work that took place last summer in Student Village.  The energy saving measures introduced to courts 13-17 included replacing flourescent lights with LEDs, upgrading to A+ rated kitchen appliances, and replacing manual thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) with electronic TRVs.  These measures represent a 23% reduction in electricity consumption and a 14% reduction in gas consumption.  Overall this equates to a saving of 526 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

In the next stage of the awards process we are up against four others  including Nottingham Trent University, Manchester College, Belfast Metropolitan College, and Coleg Gwent. 

The Environment Team have until September to put together an award winning ‘stage 2′ application.  So hopefully we’ll be celebrating at the award ceremony in November at Derby College!!