Environment and Sustainability Day

The cornerstone of our engagement with schools is our annual Environment and Sustainability Day, organised in collaboration with the University’s outreach team.

The ESI prides itself in its work with schools and colleges across Cornwall. Children of Cornwall were VIPs at the opening of the institute whilst the ESI is host to an annual Environment and Sustainability Day for year 10 students from across the county. During these Environment and Sustainability Days, researchers in the ESI work with groups of students using a variety of inter-disciplinary approaches to tackle global challenges - in 2017, we focused on “Energy Matters”, in 2018 the theme was “Wasting our World Away” which focused on plastics, pollution and waste, and in 2019 we looked at "Sustainable Fashion: From the Catwalk to Catastrophe" which examined the affect of the fashion industry on the environment.