Sustainability

Being sustainable and looking after our planet is key to reducing the climate emergency. We want to embed sustainability in everything we do at the Guild, and to empower students to create positive change at the University, the local community and wider.

Veganuary

January is Veganuary – a great opportunity to try some plant based meals and reduce your carbon footprint! Why not try swapping your dairy milk for a non-dairy alternative, or put your focus on making vegetables the star of your recipes? Veganuary is a campaign which aims to inspire and support people to try vegan and create a global mass movement to protect the planet and improve human health. Over 600,000 people signed up in 2022!

Events

There will also be a trip to a Vegan restaurant in Exeter – more information coming soon!

Blogs

Resources

Be the Change Society

Be The Change is a society campaigning for climate justice and sustainability in Exeter.

We provide a supportive space for students to tackle issues we are passionate about, with a focus on climate justice and environmentalism. Being member-led, we are always looking for new projects and welcome anyone with an idea or passion for making change! Previous campaigns we've worked on include the Plant-Based Universities campaign and the £2 Meal Deal in DH2 on Streatham Campus.

Find out more.

The Exeter Plan

Can you see yourself living and working in Exeter in the next twenty years? If so, the Exeter Plan will directly impact you.

The Exeter Plan will be the blueprint that shapes the city and underpin Exeter’s vision to be a healthy, sustainable and inclusive place to live.

Click here to find out more about the Exeter Plan.

Go Green Week

Go green week is a 5-day event that will offer many ways for you to get involved in improving sustainability here at Exeter and wider. There will be activities and events hosted by student societies, the Guild and the University both in person and online. Haven’t got time to attend an event? Take part in our daily challenges using the hashtag #ExeGoGreen22!

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Sustainability Alliance

Go green week is a 5-day event that will offer many ways for you to get involved in improving sustainability here at Exeter and wider. There will be activities and events hosted by student societies, the Guild and the University both in person and online. Haven’t got time to attend an event? Take part in our daily challenges using the hashtag #ExeGoGreen22!

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Green Impact

Green Impact is an accreditation scheme for Students’ Unions delivered by SOS-UK, which we have signed up to this year. It aims to address issues around sustainability and social justice through projects and campaigns.We’ll be sharing more information on our progress soon but an example of how we maximized our green impact during our election campaign is below.For our Leadership Elections 2022, we planted a tree for every voter - this means we've planted 4250 trees! We've planted these via Ecologi where the trees are located in the most climate effective locations around the world.

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Go Green Week

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