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UWE+Sustainability: changing lifestyles, building futures. Rio Earth Summit 2012 photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters


UWE+Sustainability: changing lifestyles, building futures. There is no planet B: what do you care about? Thanks to 2020v.org More than just the sea: climate regulator. Larder. tourist attraction.


UWE+Sustainability: changing lifestyles, building futures. There is no planet B: what do you care about? Thanks to 2020vorg More than just trees: carbon store. air conditioner. happy day out. More than just the sea: climate regulator.larder.tourist attraction


UWE+Sustainability: changing lifestyles, building futures. Everyone cares about something. ‘trees, green spaces, the rainforest’ Emmanuel Okon ‘Sustainable economies’ SU President ‘Fairtrade, child labour in sweatshops’ Nina Gizzie VP Sports Olly Reid VP Education ‘Bristol and green city life’ ‘wildlife and biodiversity’ Louise Goux-Wirth VP Communities and Welfare


UWE+Sustainability: changing lifestyles, building futures. UWE cares about sustainability. Together with the Students’ Union, we are changing how we do things.green buildings local seasonal food energy saving lights Fairtrade car share curriculum change food waste binscycle racks Farmers market low cost bus service recycling biodiversity Student Switch Off campaign volunteering Join us.


UWE students: sustainable lifestyles, changing futures.Do the basics: make them second nature, get in the habit.

What you can do:recycle moreswitch stuff offshower quickertravel bettereat local and seasonal


‘The future begins with the decisions we make today and we all have a part to play.

By making simple choices and changes to our day to day lives we can all make a difference.

UWE students: sustainable lifestyles. changing futures.

Louise Goux-Wirth: 2012 Student Union VP Communities and Welfare


Recycling: more than just rubbish, a resource for the future.

What you can do: Think of rubbish as a precious resource for the future.UWE has a 50% recycling ratebut 35% of stuff found in our in our general litter landfill bins could have been recycled. Recycling is cheaper as well. To process rubbish, it costs £3.50 per cubic metre and landfill costs £10.So please use the recycling bins and keep rubbish away from polluting and expensive landfill.


Energy: more than just switching off. combatting climate change.

What you can do:Switch off stuff. Just do it, it’s easy.Showering: aim to spend at most 4 minutes a shower. Shock fact: ‘the annual amount of hot water produced in the UK has the same carbon footprint as our annual air travel’. Energy Saving Trust


Travel: more than just getting to UWE, cutting pollution.

It’s obvious - you can help:Walk, cycle or go by train or busOften quicker and cheaper and healthierBetter for the planetDid you know that Bristol is Britain’s 1st Cycling City? http://www.travelwest.info for info on walking and cycle routes buses and trains


More green things: local food, Fairtrade, biodiversity.

What you can doBuy local seasonal food from all cafes and monthly farmers market.Buy Fairtrade and give a living wage for farmers across the world.Enjoy the grounds: look out for meadowland, supporting 10,000 more bees in 2012!Come along to new community garden in sustainability week 15 – 19 October: email sustainability@uwe.ac.uk


Education for sustainable development: curriculum, tutors.

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at UWE is fast developing and growing. There is an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sustainability - Professor James Longhurst, who you can contact with comments/ queries/ideas. You may well have sustainability elements in your course. If not, think about how sustainability could be incorporated into your study.


More than just you: want to get involved? Yes you can.UWE students: sustainable lifestyles, changing futures.

What you can do:Go along to Faculty staff and student groups - to make a difference in FET and at UWE: contact tod.burton@uwe.ac.ukContact Student Union officers - to raise issues you care about .Don’t miss UWE Sustainability week 15-19 October for events and activities. For info google ‘UWE sustainability week 2012’.People & Planet: student action group: sustainability@uwe.ac.ukFacebook site http://on.fb.me/Q9e7PsGreen volunteering – google ‘UWE volunteering’Key student contact: Joe Hewlings sustainability@uwe.ac.uk


UWE students: sustainable lifestyles, changing futures.Emmanuel Okon 2012SU President

‘Sustainability isn’t just about recycling – it’s about how we view the world, use its resources and build its future. It’s about all of us in it together.’


Not just a playground: our home, our future.VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images Rio Earth Summit 2012UWE students: sustainable lifestyles, changing futures.