During Sustainability Action Week, we have teamed up with Nottingham City Transport (NCT) to offer a free day ticket to all staff.
The UK Government reports that transport is the largest emitting sector of Green House Gas emissions, producing 24% of the UK’s total emissions in 2020. At the university, emissions from travel accounts for 10% of our indirect CO2 emissions. Thankfully travel is an area where we can all make some changes that can have a big impact, not just on the planet, but on your pocket too.
Free NCT bus ticket for all staff
NCT is the largest public transport operator in Nottingham, servicing both University Park and Jubilee campuses. They service both University Park (Orange 34) and Jubilee campuses (Pink 28 and 30 stop on Wollaton Road). To support staff commuting more sustainably this week and beyond, NCT are offering a free, unlimited, 24 hour ticket to all staff at the university.
The university has many other schemes to help staff and students reduce their carbon emissions from travel. Whether you choose to walk, cycle, train, tram, bus or drive to campus, there will be something for you, from discounted travel passes, to cycling facilities and offers, to sharing driving costs through Liftshare. If you aren’t sure what’s available to you, find out more on our travel webpages or complete a Personalised Travel Plan for a more tailored solution.
You can also find out more about travel with events happening for Sustainability Action Week on Thursday 16 March:
Sustainable travel fair at Jubilee
10am-1pm Derby Road Entrance to Jubilee Campus (outside the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering building)
Buy a new refurbished bike from Nottingham Bikeworks for as little as £80 and pick up cycling freebies from the UoN security team. Super-pedestrian (Nottingham e-scooter provider) will be offering demos for all levels of experience, answering questions and giving the opportunity to get free in-app credit. Ahead of the launch of a new Nottingham hire scheme Lime will be demonstrating e-bikes. Plus speak to NET to hear about offers on the tram network.
Climate-conscious commuting - online talk
This talk will cover how the university’s sustainability team is working with others to enhance the accessibility of our campuses by more sustainable modes of transport. Plus understand what you can do as staff and students to reduce your carbon footprint from transport.
To claim your free bus ticket:
- Register on UoN Green Rewards - the university's online sustainability rewards platform. Or download and sign up via the UoN Green Rewards app in the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
- Complete NCT’s online form here using your university email address
Do this by Friday 17 March 2023 to receive your free day ticket.
Posted on Tuesday 14th March 2023