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Sustainability Spotlight Network+ Initiative - is live now!

Sustainability Spotlight Network+ Initiative

During the Warwick Research Culture Day on 29 April 2024, the new interdisciplinary Spotlight Initiatives were launched to replace GRPs and to drive the university forward into a new REF landscape. One of them - Sustainability Spotlight - was won by a collective of researchers, led by IGSD.

Sustainability Spotlight is set to be a network-of-networks, focusing on research on sustainability. In addition to IGSD, it includes 4 other networks – the Environmental Humanities Network (led by Prof. Graeme Macdonald, Faculty of Arts), the Sustainable Society Network (led by Prof. Giuliana Battisti, WBS), WESIC (led by Prof. Gary Bending, Life Sciences) and WMG Materials & Innovation Network (led by Associate Prof. Stuart Coles) – and brings together over 2000 researchers! We aim for the network to be all-inclusive, and its objectives are:

  • Creation of a single information and communication space for all, with a focus on sustainability research
  • Visualisation of our networks
  • Nurture the ECR community and STS
  • Generating joint funding opportunities
  • Holding a sustainability forum with external stakeholders

We are planning to have an informal launch in early July, and everyone whose research focuses on sustainability is warmly welcome! We will announce the programme soon. Please follow us on https://warwick.ac.uk/research/spotlights/sustainability/.


Our STS 2.0 alumnus, Tieza Santos, joins the NASA SciX team!

Tieza Santos, ECR STS 2.0 alumnus and a Doctoral candidate at Technische Universitat Dresden, EUTOPIA Alliance, has been chosen as a Lead Ambassador for the NASA SciH Team programme 2024-26. The NASA SciX Ambassadors are community advocates working with the NASA SciX staff. Together, they are building a better interdisciplinary digital library system. NASA SciX makes research in astrophysics, planetary science, heliophysics, and earth science more findable and accessible. An Ambassador’s responsibilities include:

§ Facilitating a robust network among their cohort and the broader NASA SciX community.

§ Engaging with their local and professional communities to promote the values and goals of NASA SciX.

§ Contributing to the NASA SciX blog and online forums, sharing their insights and experiences.

Tieza joined IGSD STS 2.0 in April 2024, and swiftly became its most member. We congratulate Tieza, an 'accidental scientist' as she calls herself, on this great award, and look forward to working together in building a robust community of ECRs for more a sustainable future!

 


Green Week

Green Week is an annual partnership between the University of Warwick, Coventry University, our Student Unions, and you! It’s a time when we celebrate the environment, promote what we do, educate on how we can be more sustainable in our day-to-day lives, and take action. This year we will be showcasing our achievements and projects, encouraging people to participate in events, and asking people to do Small Acts that together will make a big difference.
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Check out the full list of events on our Events page or the Green Week website. Please note that booking is essential for some events.

Interested in volunteering with us during Green week? Sign up now!

Wed 08 Mar 2023, 10:38 | Tags: Green Week 2023