Produced by Jess
MSc Marketing Management (Digital)
At Bournemouth University, sustainability is a core value and at the heart of the University. They have ranked in the top 15% of universities across the world in the THE University Impact Rankings and strive to ensure sustainability within the campus, everyday life and future career.
Below is a list of some of the things that BU do with sustainability in mind:
- More than 1500 solar photovoltaic panels across buildings on our campuses
- Halls-led community gardens in BU halls of residence and beehives on the top of fusion where honey is created which in turn reduces the universities carbon footprint, both of these initiatives help biodiversity
- Student switch off which is an energy saving competition in the university halls where the halls that saves the most energy wins a prize
- Embedded sustainability into the university curriculum by using the UN sustainability development goals
- Organised beach cleans and litter picks, there is a Facebook page dedicated to this if you want to see what’s been done in the past
- A sustainability challenge where students can voice their opinions on how the university can become more sustainable
- Recycling bins on campus meaning less goes to landfill
If you want more information on any of the sustainability aspects of the university then check out this page .
Not only is sustainability at the heart of Bournemouth University but there are lots of sustainable shops in Bournemouth. GAIA card offers discounts for sustainable brands based in Bournemouth where some of the following is included:
Sunrise Organics is a independently owned vegan health food store located in the centre of Bournemouth. They specialise in high quality, organic and locally produced products to support an ethical shopping experience and aim to make clean, cruelty-free living as easy and as affordable as possible.
A family owned, ethically based clothing brand that is inspired by the beach which is located nearby in Poole with a low carbon footprint. This company hasn’t been going too long as it only opened in 2019.
Almond & Co is a grocery and household goods store that uses local producers and eco-friendly products. This store is based in Westbourne and requires you to bring your own container to put produce in, however, they do sell containers if you forget. For this store, you weigh your container, fill up with whatever you want and then weigh again so that you only pay for what you brought and not the container itself.
Bournemouth largest zero waste shop, where you’ll find the largest collection of plastic-free and loose, dried foods, oils, frozen produce, fresh organic fruit and veg, bathroom essentials, kitchen wares and new liquid refill room for personal hygiene and laundry needs.