The Bedfordshire Green Hub empowers students to lead sustainability action within the University of Bedfordshire and beyond, through initiatives ranging from a Pop Up Green Pod to a Student Eats garden.
Over the past year a broad range of events and activities have taken place across different campuses, raising student and staff engagement with the sustainability agenda. Highlights include an end of year clothes donation that prevented many items going to landfill and a very successful Go Green Week. Fairtrade was linked to Student Eats with a ‘Be A Producer Day’ event and students have been busy harvesting the latest vegetables. Students have also facilitated a Student Swap Shop and instigated a research project installing indoor office plants to the students union office.
This year the innovative and unique Pop Up Green Pod will be rolled out, widening local community engagement. Additionally there will be more funding opportunities for student led sustainability projects, made possible by the Student Led Project Fund. Work is continuing to embed sustainability into the curriculum, building on focus groups and events held in year 1 - even including a new Vice Chancellors Award for sustainability.