Green News 

Interested in writing news articles about green activities?

We have a new opportunity for students to write news articles about their experiences with our Green Team projects, UWE initiatives, or wider world events. If you’ve been to a Green event, or have some thoughts about green events that are taking place, and want to write a news article to feature on our website (with your name attributed to it, of course) then please email for more information, or with your completed news pieces.

This can contribute to volunteer hours as well - check out what you can use your volunteer hours for (and opportunities for more volunteering) on our projects page.

Meat the Change

Mon 13 Jan 2020

A report on UWE Bristol’s red meat intake by Curzio Potenza, Sustainability Officer at The Students’ Union at UWE.

Green Goals: Smart resolutions for a sustainable 2020

Mon 06 Jan 2020

We all know what happens when it comes to making New Year’s resolutions. You set out with a life-changing goal - a green smoothie here, a gym session there - and then come 10 January, it’s looking more New Year… old you.

The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol pledges to plant a forest the size of Frenchay Campus

Thu 28 Nov 2019

The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol have teamed up with local Bristol charity – The Converging World (TCW), to fulfil an aim of planting a forest area the size of Frenchay - UWE Bristol’s biggest campus.

Bristol Big Give 2019 - we did it!

Thu 21 Nov 2019

This year’s Bristol Big Give campaign has been a MASSIVE success: find out how we’ve saved 33 elephants (199.33 tonnes) worth of waste from going to landfill!

LOST raises £3401 for UWE RAG!

Thu 24 Oct 2019

On Saturday 19 October, ten teams took on The Students’ Union first ever LOST. At 04:00 teams were transported to an unknown location, 100 miles from UWE Bristol, with no money and just 12 hours to get back to campus.

Big Green Week!

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Hey Greenies! Last week, our very own Green Team put on a load of events all about sustainability and ways to get involved on campus. We were delighted to have events at ALL THREE of our amazing campus sites, and are even looking to do some events in the city centre next month.

Frenchay Campus Sustainability Festival a Roaring Success!

Wed 02 Oct 2019

The perfect finale to the Global Climate Strike Week – a festival celebrating all things green at The SU, UWE and the wider Bristol community!

A UWE Bristol students' guide to being more eco-friendly!

Thu 26 Sep 2019

It's easy to reduce your carbon footprint by adopting simple, eco-friendly habits throughout your time at UWE Bristol. Whether you've got the willpower to go vegan, want to save on your electricity bills or have been following Greta's important activism, you can do your bit when it comes to helping the planet!

Our British Heart Foundation pop-up charity shop is open!

Tue 10 Sep 2019

We are delighted to confirm that for two weeks UWE Bristol will have its very own pop-up charity shop. Positioned on F Block patio (opposite OneZone) this is a chance to get some new bits for your house. From clothes to household items, we are sure to have something for everyone!

Making the Switch

Tue 28 May 2019

5 reasons why we love menstrual cups (and why we're selling them in all our shops!)

Bristol's Best Green Gems

Wed 15 May 2019

Make the most of Bristol's green spaces with our handy top-5 guide!

The Students’ Union reduces utilities in a bid to become more efficient

Tue 07 May 2019

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Here at The Students’ Union, we are committed to reducing our utilities year on year, in a bid to be less wasteful and more efficient. We have been engaging with the University Estates and Energy teams, to monitor our consumption on a variety of utilities.

The Cut Back on Cutting Down

Wed 01 May 2019

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Discover the ways The Students' Union is working towards a paperless future.

UWE Bristol students say: “Count us in… let’s make our planet and society a better place to live!”

Fri 26 Apr 2019

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Earlier this year, we invited all UWE Bristol students to take part in our annual Sustainability Survey and share their awareness, perceptions and recommendations, on how we can make UWE greener. An amazing 927 students took the time to complete the survey and we have been digesting your responses, in order to take on-board your suggestions and make a positive change. Here is a summary of what students said about sustainability at UWE.

Plastic Detox: Beyond the Intervention

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Reducing the unnecessary use of plastics at The Students’ Union is an ongoing sustainability project that is hugely important to us all - read about what we have done in our journey to zero waste and get tips on how you can start yours!

The Students’ Union at UWE commits to tackling Period Poverty

Thu 18 Apr 2019

The Students’ Union commits to tackling period poverty, in a bid to support students and remove the taboo around menstruation.

Bristol Big Give 2019

Mon 15 Apr 2019

Moving out of Bristol for the summer? Or are you just feeling the need for a deep cleanse of your personal space amongst all the deadline stress?

Going Meatless for Less

Fri 12 Apr 2019

Meatless Monday and #PlantBasedPlanet at The Students' Union

The health benefits of maintaining a sustainable lifestyle.

Thu 11 Apr 2019

Sustainability - you would have heard us mention it a few times. Okay more than a few times but, in the last decade, sustainability has become an increasingly integral part of all of our lives. Here at The Students’ Union, we are not only committed to embedding sustainability into everything that we do, but we are here to make sure you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Campaigning in Action: My Experiences of the NUS Sustainability Summit

Wed 10 Apr 2019

Our Waste Lead on the Student Sustainability Committee shares her experiences at the NUS Sustainability Summit and Student Eats Conference