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Have a Staycation this Summer!

Wed 29 Jul 2020

Now we know that you can’t go anywhere at the moment without hearing the words ‘Staycation’, but with 2020 throwing the biggest of curve balls, staying local really is the best option.

UWE RAG raises £97,461 this year!

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Thanks to the support of UWE Bristol students, the local community and staff, The Students’ Union at UWE’s RAG Team has raised £97,461 since the start of September.

Get on your bike with The Students’ Union Bike Loan Scheme

Wed 20 May 2020

At the beginning of the academic year, we launched our Student Bike Loan Scheme in a bid to get you hitting the streets of Bristol and exploring our city.

Greener Futures 2019/20 Winners

Wed 20 May 2020

Greener Futures is The Students’ Union’s sustainability award for sports clubs and societies. Each year the groups complete activities and challenges that contribute to social and environmental sustainability.

Sustainability Skills Survey Results

Thu 09 Apr 2020

Earlier this year, we invited all UWE Bristol students to take part in our Sustainability Skills Survey and share their priorities, attitudes and perceptions. An amazing 452 students took the time to complete the survey.

Check out our tips for having a sustainable period

Thu 09 Apr 2020

While life has slowed down during COVID-19, something that doesn’t stop during a pandemic is our periods.

RSPOnly’s Guide to Supporting Sustainable Palm Oil

Tue 07 Apr 2020

Did you know back in 2017 The Students’ Union at UWE made a commitment to stock only RSPO certified palm oil products in their shops? AND in 2018 UWE Bristol wrote the first palm oil policy of any University worldwide? But what exactly is palm oil? And why are we supporting sustainable

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

Thu 02 Apr 2020

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.

Changing Consumerism during COVID-19

Mon 30 Mar 2020

Sadly, our Changing Consumerism campaign week was cancelled due to COVID-19. But fear not, we’re hoping to run this event series as part of our annual ‘Big Green Week’ this autumn 2020 – stay tuned!

NUS Sustainability Summit

Thu 26 Mar 2020

In November, three representatives from The Students’ Union attend the NUS Sustainability Summit at Sheffield University. This article explores some of their learnings from the day.

The Sustainability Market

Wed 25 Mar 2020

After weeks of stormy weather, the sunshine made an appearance for the Sustainability Committee’s first-ever Sustainability Market!

Five ways to combat air pollution in Bristol

Mon 27 Jan 2020

It’s hard not to be conscious about the effect pollution is having on the planet, and also, on our health. It’s also hard to not get a little overwhelmed by it all – how exactly can we help? How do I look after myself? Why doesn’t Google tell us just one right answer?!

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!