Earth Hour is a worldwide movement funded by the WWF, and this year will take place on 26th March at 8.30pm. This annual event encourages individuals, communities and businesses to switch off their lights for one hour in support of nature and the planet. (more…)

Tuesday March 15th, 2022

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Find out more about it, and how you can help to save the planet and support recycling!

As a University community of more than 24,000 students and staff combined, our recycling actions on campus and at home can make a really big impact! The University provides facilities for waste items to be segregated on campus to ensure that items are recycled more efficiently.

We diverted 64% of all waste generated on campus during the 2019-20 academic year away from landfill and energy recovery, by reusing items, recycling, and sending our food waste to be produced into bio-gas and bio-fertiliser. We are continually working with our waste management contractors to improve our reuse and recycling of resources.

Minimising waste production, increasing reuse and segregating waste for closed loop recycling supports the circular economy and helps us view waste as a resource. As such, waste minimisation and resource efficiency are key operational focuses of the University’s Sustainability and Climate Emergency Strategy 2021-2025 and supports the work of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 2030; to: “substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.” (more…)

Monday March 14th, 2022

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Person riding a bike away from the cameraIn partnership with: Cycle Solutions, South Wales Police, BikeAbility Wales and Sports Swansea.

Come along on one of the following dates! And remember to bring your bike if you have one.

Monday 28th February, 10am until 4pm – Outside School of Management Bay Campus

 Friday 4th March, 11am until 3pm – Outside Fulton House, Singleton Campus

The Roadshow includes:

  • Dr Bike sessions
  • Discount info on cycle equipment
  • Cycle to work advice
  • Cycle training info
  • Adapted bike info and trials
  • Free lock and lights for students and staff (with a bike)Safety advice and security bike marking
  • Swansea Santander bike scheme free membership info

Join the bike ride!

Why not join us for a led bike ride to Swansea Environment Centre on Friday 4th March? Bring your own bike or use your free membership and hire a Swansea Santander bike. The group will be leaving Fulton House at 12pm. The more the merrier!

Thursday February 24th, 2022

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Students on laptopSOS-UK are offering an exciting training opportunity on home energy auditing. The training will support you to develop transferable employability skills in communication, teamwork, time management, and organisation. You’ll then put your newfound skills into practice by conducting audits of your own! You’ll develop a better understanding of sustainability- supporting students to make changes that could improve their homes, reduce their energy bills, and support their wellbeing.

Attend online training on: 23rd or 24th February 2022, 2-5pm

Open to all students currently private renting whilst at university- no prior experience is needed, just a willingness to try something new! After completing the training, you will receive a £15 bursary for each completed student home energy audit, and a digital badge to demonstrate your experience.

Find out more and apply here: https://sos-uk.typeform.com/to/abApgxp0

Deadline 22nd February 2022, 11:59 PM

Tuesday February 15th, 2022

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Students looking at a mobile phoneWant to get your hall to the top of the Student Switch Off leaderboard? This week you have a chance to climb the rankings with our Big Climate Quiz!

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Monday February 14th, 2022

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