Get involved in sustainability

Make a difference

UWE Bristol has over 30,000 students and 3,000 staff and together we have a sizeable impact on the planet and society. With climate action becoming ever more urgent, we are working to make a truly sustainable university a reality. Find out more and get involved in positive ways forward for change and our future.

Student action: The Green Team

Be inspired by The Green Team, an amazing group of dedicated students committed to creating positive social and environmental change here at UWE Bristol.

For students

Visit the SU website for more ideas on getting involved

A greener future

An example of one of the innovative projects taking place on campus to help us move towards a greener future.

For staff

Knowledge Exchange for Sustainable Development

All academic staff are urged to explore how to embed and develop sustainability within their teaching and research; for support contact Associate Professor Georgina Gough (email georgina.gough@uwe.ac.uk) who coordinates UWE Bristol's cross-institutional 'Knowledge Exchange for Sustainability Education', which has representation for every academic department in the University.

Climate action cafés

All staff are invited to come along to our climate action cafés; informal events which focus on changes you can make in work on campus and at home. The events are wide ranging and tailored to you and your team's needs; find out how to be more sustainable in what you do. Contact us for an initial chat: email sustainability@uwe.ac.uk or call Vicki Harris on 07985 982294.

Social media

You can also engage with the Sustainability Team via our social media channels. We'd love to hear from you on:

Tips for greener living

Around campus and at home

The above tips will save energy and also help you save money. If you have questions or suggestions email sustainability@uwe.ac.uk.

If you see energy or water being wasted on campus, let us know by contacting the 222 Helpdesk or email the Energy Team at energyteam@uwe.ac.uk.

Take inspiration from others

For even more inspiration take a look some of the other ways that students and staff are making a difference here at UWE Bristol:

  • taking part in student sustainability inductions in Welcome Week
  • working with Hospitality Services and The Students' Union at UWE to increase vegan and vegetarian menu options
  • running clothes swap shops
  • acting as ambassadors for Fairtrade and holding events in Fairtrade Fortnight
  • carrying out green office audits and using our online staff induction (staff login required)
  • volunteering in local community groups to help them to become more sustainable
  • giving talks to students on the Green team activities and campaigns.