Zoe P. Robinson's research while affiliated with Keele University and other places

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This resource paper explores the benefits of developing virtual fieldtrips to help future-proof geography teaching and learning in times of uncertainty and change. Drawing on a case study from a second-year biogeography module that saw cancellations to in-person fieldtrips in the first UK COVID-19 lockdown and the development of a virtual fieldtrip...
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There has long been an understanding that to achieve meaningful progress against sustainability challenges, action is required at multiple scales and at a range of levels. With regards to education initiatives these levels range from macro-level international agreements and activities such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
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Purpose This paper aims to explore a single-institution case study of partnership working between students, the University and Students’ Union, through four student-led sustainability projects. The paper analyses the role and value of these partnerships and provides advice for other institutions on effective partnership working between these stakeh...
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Developing a nexus approach to the quantitative analysis of different environmental sectors including energy, water and carbon emissions is important for promoting integrated sustainable management at a community scale. Universities can be considered small communities in themselves, providing access to data at the community scale, as well as contri...
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In an increasingly mobile world, transience is becoming the norm. Sustainable community food initiatives, therefore, must organise to withstand high turnover of volunteers. Using a case study of the United Kingdom’s National Union of Students’ food growing scheme in universities, this paper aims to map the causes and effects of short-term, irregula...
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Universities not only can be considered as small communities due to their intensive population and their provision of complex services, but also play a vital role in the education system for global sustainable future. Thus, the environmental impacts and green operation of universities has great reference value for the design of sustainable developm...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to discuss a novel life cycle approach to education for sustainable development (ESD) where the students become “design thinkers”. Design/methodology/approach A case study on the creation, development and utilisation of educational games by university students is presented. The paper discusses the case study...
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Energy efficiency optimization is crucial for wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) because of increasing energy costs and concerns about global climate change. Energy efficiency optimization can be achieved through a combination of energy recovery from the wastewater treatment process and energy saving-related technologies. Through these two approac...

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... Sin embargo, las TIC tienen potencial en sí mismas para ser algo más que herramientas virtualizadoras de experiencias reales, esto es, permiten proponernos objetivos que no sería posible alcanzar a través de salidas de campo tradicionales. El futuro de la educación superior en general y, en particular de la enseñanza de la Geografía, pasa cada vez más y sin paliativos por el uso de la tecnología en todos los ámbitos, incluido las salidas de campo (Makransky & Mayer, 2022;Mercer et al., 2022;Roelofsen & Carter-White, 2022)drawing on surveys and interviews held with students after their participation in the field trip. We found that VR technology may work as a (dis, por lo que se hace necesario explotar su potencial para enriquecer las oportunidades de aprendizaje del alumnado. ...
... In this regard, [40] used data from 17 countries from 1997-2014 and concluded, using various estimation techniques, that there is a long-run co-integration between GDP and carbon emissions. Similarly, [41] analyzed data from African countries and concluded that there is a causal relationship between the economic growth of these countries and their carbon emission. Although many researchers examined the relationship between GDP and carbon emissions in the short term, [28] attempted to investigate whether this relationship is valid in the long term as well. ...
... Stakeholders' engagement should appear at each sub-system in materialising the sustainability initiatives. Past literature has highlighted the importance of engaging internal and external stakeholders (Briggs et al., 2019;Harsanto & Permana, 2021;Sundram et al., 2021), particularly in an institutional-based sustainability programme. Hence, similar engagement is also relevant in youth-led movements and sustainability programmes. ...
... Community gardens regularly accommodate sustainability practices, such as composting and recycling waste, and have been referred to, eloquently, as sites of embodied sustainability [44]. They contribute to sustainable ecological and urban development, generating multiple environmental benefits [45,46] including pro-sustainability attitudes [21] and sustainable food systems-in keeping with the 'Slow City' agenda [47]. Australian and US community gardens and UK allotments are regularly established in communities of low socio-economic status, and often on parcels of 'waste' land that are reclaimed for food production. ...
... In the same context, society considers university to be a substantial organisation with great global impact. In this new millennium, it also considers there to be a new trend in its evolution called the 'living laboratory' (Gu et al., 2019), which helps us understand the university campus to be an actor, mediator, generator and solver of environmental impacts that transcend the traditional concept of the 'business ecosystem' (Kim et al., 2018). The trend redefines this concept toward commitment to traditional actors and stakeholders in higher education (citizens, businesses and government) and with other non-governmental organisations, local institutions, students, educators, non-profit organisations, the environment and local community (Reid, 2018;Thomsen et al., 2018). ...
... Nurhidayati [24] indicated that vermicomposting wastes mixed with other additive materials promote the vermicomposting process. From the available literature, it can be inferred that earthworms are a suitable option capable of biodegrading a wide range of organic wastes, including biowastes rich in cellulose and lignocellulose substances with varying characteristics, such as different initial pH Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Malaysia Composting experiments on organic/food refuse were conducted using a laboratoryscale custom-made setup different conditions [5] University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain A decentralized service for the treatment of food waste from 11 university canteens using static and dynamic composters located in 9 different composting areas [6] Central Agricultural University, India Household Waste Management of campus residential quarters through Vermicomposting [7] Middle East Technical University, Turkey Integrated Solid Waste Management plan for large campuses to aid sustainable campus practices [8] Keele University, UK Environmental footprint framework based on life cycle analysis (LCA) to systematically and comprehensively understand how universities interact with the hydrologic cycle, energy resources and climate [9] Universitas Pertamina, Indonesia Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) program that supports the reduction of carbon emissions by measuring the total carbon emission generated at the university from the scope of electricity, transportation, and waste generation [10] University of Florence, Italy Exploring the path toward sustainability [11] University of Lagos, Nigeria Solid waste generation and characterization at University level [12] Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia Potential Of Recyclables Waste Collection Through Waste Bank Programme [13] values and C:N ratios. Decreasing the cellulosic and lignin compounds after the vermicomposting process was examined by Nurhidayati [24]. ...
... Common activated sludge processes generally have a specific energy consumption of 300-600 Wh/m 3 (Silva & Rosa 2015;Gu et al. 2017). The specific energy consumption for the tertiary disc filter applications with coagulation and flocculation is in the range of 30-50 Wh/m 3 . ...
... It enhances cognitive development, experiencing and reasoning and is an effective active learning, allowing the assessment of players' abilities, learning progress, and limits. Through gaming, natural phenomena can be explained, science can be communicated and, in addition, good practices can be instilled to automatically promote safe behaviors to be implemented during natural events [1][2][3][4]. Students are familiar with games, and games can be an amusing way to raise awareness on natural disaster reduction and risk education. Our gaming experience in natural hazard mitigation and environmental sustainability education, has shown that games are a versatile, effective, and attractive tool for addressing environmental issues in school-based civic education. ...