Green Bristol

A city with green spaces and a green mindset

As the first UK city to be awarded ‘European Green Capital’ back in 2015, we’re proud of what we’ve achieved to make this city an even better place to live, work and study in.

You’ll benefit from the fresh air and ambitious initiatives happening across the city in the drive to cut pollution and make Bristol carbon neutral by 2030. With 29 parks, 13 nature reserves and 8 urban farms dotted across the city, you’ll find plenty of spaces to walk, cycle and relax in. Bristol’s selection of planet friendly eateries, second-hand clothing shops and eco attractions is growing all the time. And there’s even an artificial surfing lake powered by green energy just outside town.

Bristol is a trailblazing city and has been consistently ahead of the curve with an impressive series of firsts. Way back in 2008 Bristol became the UK’s first cycling city and now has an extensive network of cycle lanes, tracks and free to use bike pumps dotted around. And harbourside museum We The Curious was the first science centre in the world to declare a climate emergency.

More locally community groups are working hard to create innovative wildlife corridors that support nature and biodiversity in the city. And right on our doorstep the Students’ Union green team are leading the way with making life greener across the university.

Bristol harbourside, trees and promenade on a sunny summer's day.

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