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Protecting the environment

Sustainability

Our values

Sustainability is at the heart of life at BU and is embedded in our BU2018 strategy and our Sustainability Policy.

Our students have opportunities to develop their sustainability knowledge and skills through the curriculum and volunteering, enhancing both the quality of life in the local community and their employability.

Find out more about sustainability governance and operations.

What we do

Saving Energy

Saving Energy

We encourage our students to take part in the NUS Student Switch Off energy saving competition – see how you can get involved.

Fairtrade

Fairtrade

We're proud of our Fairtrade status and encourage our staff and students to support Fairtrade products. Learn more about Fairtrade Fortnight.

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Student engagement

At BU students have opportunities to lead events, campaign and more. Find out how you could get involved next year. 

Enhancing biodiversity

Enhancing biodiversity

We are keen to enhance Biodiversity both on Campus and in the local areas. Students and Staff run a number of different projects you could get involved with.

Recycling at BU

Recycling at BU

We're proud to send zero waste to landfill, but are always looking to boost our recycling practices. Our annual student waste audit helps to identify areas for improvement.

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Sustainable Buildings

Learn more about our recent developments and how they are helping make BU more sustainable. 

Travelling sustainably

Travelling sustainably

Bournemouth is a great place to cycle and we actively encourage you to travel around by bike. Find out more about our BU Bike Scheme. 

Green Impact

Green Impact

Green Impact is a BU-wide environmental competition and accreditation scheme that allows departments and divisions across the BU to improve their environmental impact.

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developing our campus

Sustainability achievements

We're proud to have spent more than a decade working towards becoming ever-more environmentally friendly. See what steps we've taken over the years.