Students Working To Help The Environment
Here are some of the ways which students can get involved with Sustainability through your University career -
Green Impact Halls, project assistants and auditors
Green Impact Halls is a new scheme launching Autumn 2012 to reduce the environmental impact of student residences. We are looking for students living in University halls and houses to get involved! For more information please go to the Green Impact page at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/environment/green_impact/index_html.
For other students – you can either get involved with greening University departments by becoming a green impact project assistant to help staff or become a Green Impact Auditor to evaluate their achievements. Both involve NUS provided training and are a good way to boost your CV with Sustainability related volunteering and training. Contact email@example.com more information or to sign up if you would like to be put in contact with the Green Impact team in your department.
Bristol Sustainability PLuS Award
The Bristol Sustainability PLuS Awards recognise and reward University of Bristol students who have gained significant professional and life skills through extra-curricular experiences with a Sustainability focus. This is important now more than ever in the current graduate labour market. More information on this strand of the Bristol PLuS Awards can be viewed through Bristol Sustainability PLUS Award or by contacting Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skills and Training in Sustainability
Sustainability offers three training courses for students (Waste Auditor, Carbon Auditor and Green Impact Auditor) which count towards the intensive skills section of both Bristol Sustainability PluS Award and Bristol PLuS. www.bristol.ac.uk/environment/news.
Interested in a career in Sustainability? This link gives advise on CV'S and a list of websites that have a range of sustainability jobs both locally and nationally.
The Bristol Hub is a network of social, environmental, voluntary and developmental societies at Bristol University, linking with the wider community & connecting students with causes. If you want to find out more and see what events are going on check out the Bristol Hub www.bristolhub.org
You may also be interested in Case studes Lions Den, Climate of Change Speaker Series and Social Enterprise Conference
Or try one of these student groups:
Bristol University Sustainability Team (BUST) – www.bustbristol.org.uk
People and Planet- http://groupspaces.com/peopleandplanetbristol/
A Bristol Guide to Local Living
A guide written by students, for students, all about living in the wonderful city of Bristol and having a positive impact on your local and global community during your time here.
It’s a practical local directory providing information and support for volunteering, campaigning and taking positive social change.
If you have the opportunity to take Open Units, you could consider taking a unit which allows you to focus on the environment. Have a look at:
- Sustainable Development(taught by staff from Geographical Sciences, History, Economics, Law, Philosophy, Earth Sciences, Engineering and Education)
- Environment Earth(run by Earth Sciences)
- World in Crisis?(run by Geographical Sciences)
- Globalisation and Development(run by Economics)
Public lectures also provide a great opportunity to learn about the issues and develop your own ideas. Find out about public lectures at the University and events held as part of Bristol's Festival of Ideas.