Green Gown Awards 2016 Sustainability Professional Award Petra Molthan-Hill Winner

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Dr Petra Molthan-Hill, Principal Lecturer in Business Sustainability - Nottingham Trent University

Dr Molthan-Hill led the HEA Green Academy change programme 2013/2014 with a ‘Food For Thought’ Project including curricular and extra-curricular initiatives such as ‘Superkitchen’ and ‘Sustainability in Practice Certificate’ (2500 completed to date, shortlisted Green Gown award 2014, practical challenge day, now three topics on offer: Food, Energy and Clothing).

The Green Academy was made permanent (five members of staff). Co-created the NTU’s ‘Future Thinking’ Framework in 2016, which includes reference to the global Sustainable Development Goals and is being rolled out within an institutional Curriculum Refresh. Related staff learning room (852 resources from academic articles to games) and workshops (33 participants to date).

Several community and estate based projects integrated and work with NTSU towards gaining Responsible Future Accreditation from NUS. Won ‘The Guardian University Award 2015 for Business Partnership’ (Greenhouse Gas Management Project) together with NetPositive Ltd and is the editor of an internationally used textbook.

Top 3 learnings

1 Work in partnerships, internally within the university but also externally

2 Encourage ideas, no matter how un-conventional

3 Adapt a ‘we will find a way to do it’ approach.

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