Pink train ticketsWhat’s your Sustainability Pledge?

You’re invited to take part in Student Switch Off! The NUS sustainability competition is in conjunction with the University residences and they want to hear what you’ll be doing to live more sustainably this year!
By getting involved you could win return LNER tickets OR £25!
Click HERE to submit your pledge and to sign up to hear more about the campaign!
In the meantime, head over to our Sustainability webpages to check out our commitments and key development goals to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

Tuesday October 19th, 2021

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Series of images showing solar cells in production and on buildingsThursday, 21st October | 11:00am – 11:45am GMT on Zoom

Buildings account for around 40% of global carbon emissions. Solar cell technology integrated with the built environment offers an opportunity to make a significant difference to our future.

At SPECIFIC, we’ve been looking at the challenges of using available building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions, while also researching emerging BIPV solutions for tomorrow. (more…)

Monday October 18th, 2021

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You can now contact our Sustainable Travel Officer via Lib Chat.

Go to  Our Travel – Swansea University and scroll to the bottom of the page to join the conversation.

Sessions for the week:

Monday 27th 2pm until 4pm

Tuesday 28th 2pm until 4pm

Wednesday 29th 10am until 1pm

Friday 1st October 2pm until 4pm

Friday September 24th, 2021

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3rd best in the worldThe University supported Wales Recycles’ Be Mighty. Recycle national campaign across three bursts in 2020/21 to help increase Wales’s recycling rates.

Wales Recycles’ post-campaign survey in March/April 2021 revealed a clear link between recognition of the campaign and enhanced recycling behaviours amongst Welsh citizens. This has helped to drive positive behaviour with over 50% saying they’ve done some things differently and 46% saying they recycle more than they were six months ago after seeing the campaign.

We’re asking everyone to ‘Step it Up’ this Recycle Week, which takes place from 20th to 26th September, and recycle as much as you can to help tackle climate change.

As part of Recycle Week and the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean week, you can join the Sustainability team for a beach clean on Thursday 23rd September at Swansea Bay. Register via Eventbrite.

Find out how you can increase your recycling efforts in the office and at home on Sustainability’s waste web pages and on the Wales Recycles website.

Monday September 20th, 2021

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Black bin bag with food waste items flying out of itResidents in Swansea are being urged to join the council’s latest ‘Keep it Out’ campaign to meet the Welsh Government’s 70% recycling target.

The campaign aims to keep out of black bags materials that could be recycled and thanks to the efforts of householders across the city, Swansea’s recycling rate has climbed to 64 per cent. (more…)

Monday July 12th, 2021

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