Green Fortnight: 14 days of sustainability and climate action for 2022

Our annual festival of eco ideas, events and smart living took place from Monday 31 October to Sunday 13 November 2022.

For two weeks in November we focused on what UWE Bristol and The Student Union are doing to tackle climate change and protect nature.

Our aim was to show the progress taking place at the University and the many ways students and staff can get involved.

With over 60 events from in-depth seminars to art workshops, our in-person and online events were a great opportunity for all to explore ideas, meet different people, and to do something new.

Details below of some of the activities that took place during Green Fortnight.

Wild flowers on university campus

Green Fortnight events

Seminars on a range of topics

  • impact of the climate crisis on our transport networks 
  • micro plastics in our rivers and seas
  • measuring biodiversity changes and soil health in rewilding sites
  • passivhaus and saving energy in our new student accommodation
  • BBC on actions and programming for sustainability
  • Avon Pension Fund and the environment.

Sustainable food

  • vegetarian/vegan challenge – weekend pizza cook along
  • carbon foot printing of menus in Onezone
  • Sunday fairtrade tea café
  • new plant-based food café The Wild Kitchen in S Block.

Sustainable fashion

  • mending and up-cycling clothing
  • swap shops
  • charity shop trawls
  • alternative fashion worlds workshop.

Climate change

  • United Nations Climate change conference COP 27
  • Climate Justice
  • Fossil free careers.


  • sustainable gardening sessions
  • beeline and foraging walks
  • sustainability tours and nature rambles
  • litter picking in support of Nature and the community.

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