2016 - it doesn't stop here ...
Climate change and cities
Commentary: Cities lead on climate change, says Cabot Director, Rich Pancost
From setting up a bike-loan scheme to running a big knitathon, read about eight great student-led initiatives that marked Bristol's year as European Green Capital 2015.
In it for good, in it for all our futures
2015 was Bristol's year as the first European Green Capital in the UK. During this time, we worked with private company Bristol2015 to deliver the city's Green Capital commitments. We ran events and shared stories about research, education for sustainable development and how we manage our estate sustainably. Students from both the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England joined forces to contribute over 100,000 hours of volunteering across the city and the year culminated in staff attending the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris. 2015 is over, but the story doesn't end. As a University, we will continue to share our research, support our students and manage our spaces. Together we can build a greener, more sustainable future.
Calling all students! Keep up to speed with green goings-on at Bristol SU
What can we do?
- Plant nectar rich flowers and make your garden popular with pollinators this year. More information available in Bristol's Pollinator Strategy (PDF)
- Read The Economics of Low Carbon Cities - which underpins Bristol's Transformative Action Plan
- Watch Uncertain World - Invested Bristol - a short film made by Bristol University Film and TV students about Bristol's Green Capital Year
Waste not, want not! This is how we've maintained our 80% recycling rate in 2015.
Find out more with Sustainability Manager Rose Rooney.
Humans are releasing carbon at an unprecedented rate according to new research
- New generation of high-efficiency solar thermal absorbers developed 15 June 2016
- Electrical engineering students win prestigious student design competition 14 June 2016
- Huge ancient river basin explains location of the world's fastest flowing glacier 13 June 2016
Interview with New York based filmmaker Kaia Rose (BA 2010) on climate change, Paris and what can be done for a fossil-free future.