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UWE Bristol's Green Capital year in numbers

UWE student volunteers building stepsThe University has been reflecting on a hugely successful calendar of events engaging students, staff and the general public in the barriers and initiatives to achieving a healthy and sustainable city region. Find out about the numbers that capture Green Capital success at UWE Bristol.

Bristol's Parklife: Spectacular new photographic exhibition celebrating city's green spaces unveiled

deer standing in field UWE Bristol is set to unveil a crowd-sourced exhibition of photographs celebrating Bristol's parks and green spaces during its European Green Capital year. Find out more about the Bristol Parkhive Exhibition.

Gamification projects showcased at UWE Big Green Week

Pocket Planet game graphics Pocket Planet is a game where players manage the prosperity of their planets by saving water from their household using real-time data from meters at student accommodation. Find out more from the International Water Security Network.

A journey through UWE Bristol's Big Green Week

UWE students in a field whilst taking part in Big Green Week UWE Bristol Big Green Week is the University's annual festival of eco ideas, events and smart living. It is a great opportunity to meet others, learn something new, get inspired and have fun. Liam Lawrence is among the students and staff at UWE Bristol who signed up to become a Green Capital Change Maker - find out about his experience of Big Green Week 2015.

Jonathon Porritt 'Prospects for Sustainability with the new Conservative Government'

Jonathon Porritt speaking about 'Prospects for Sustainability with a new Government Jonathon Porritt is a renowned figure in the world of sustainable development. Watch his recent talk at UWE Bristol on YouTube on 'Prospects for Sustainability with the new Conservative Government' (Part 1 - Talk) and (Part 2 - Questions and Answers) or listen to the full talk via SoundCloud.

Green Capital's first Student Change Maker awards

UWE students at an award ceremony Students who have made a contribution to Bristol's European Green Capital year have been recognised as "Change Makers" in a recent award ceremony. The Change Maker scheme is a part of the "Green Capital Student Capital" project run by the universities with funding from HEFCE. Find out more about becoming a Student Change Maker.

UWE Bristol launches first MOOC - What makes a Green city?

Two women stood outside a house - community projects A free online course is being launched by UWE Bristol offering community groups and individuals the chance to learn what makes a 'Green City'. UWE Bristol is a leader in sustainable education and this new initiative is the first of its type to be launched linked to a European Green Capital City. Read more about the MOOC.

Student volunteers help at Big Beach Clean

Student volunteers cleaning up a beach As part of the Bristol Green Capital: Student Capital project, UWE Bristol Volunteering are engaging students in tidying the beach at Sand Bay to raise awareness about the impact of litter on our coast line and the broader environment. Read more about the Big Beach Clean.

UWE Bristol holds debate on how much we value nature in an age of genetic modification

UWE Bristol organised a free public debate on the value of nature on Thursday 16 April at the Watershed. The event was entitled “Nature after Nature: The Value of Being Natural in the Age of Marvellous Technologies.” View value of nature debate event details.

UWE Bristol leases electric cars to encourage staff to leave their car at home

UWE's electric car In celebration of Bristol Green Capital year UWE Bristol has extended its pool car provision to include electric cars to encourage staff to travel to work in a sustainable way. Read more about UWE Bristol's electric cars.

UWE Bristol Glenside Clock Tower lit up green to celebrate Green Capital 2015

Glenside Campus clock tower lit up in green The Clock Tower at the Glenside Campus of the University of the West of England was lit up green to celebrate the European Green Capital for the duration of 2015. The switch on took place at 19:00 on Monday 16 March 2015. Read why the Clock Tower was lit up.

Alliance universities securing the future of UK research through collaboration and connectivity

Excellent research carried out by UWE Bristol will be showcased in a new campaign launched by University Alliance. The resource contains more than 60 impact case studies submitted by Alliance universities to the REF 2014 exercise. Find out more about the University Alliance campaign.

Bristol Parkhive to help volunteers improve Bristol's parks and green spaces

Park with trees and frisbee The University of the West of England's Arts, Creative Industries and Education faculty is working with volunteers from Bristol Parks Forum on a city-wide public engagement project as part of Bristol Green Capital 2015. Read more about the Bristol Parkhive project.

UWE Bristol buzzing with green initiatives for Bristol 2015

Man with honeybees Honey bees on campus, student volunteers, music, debates, talks, conferences, and online learning are just some of the initiatives UWE Bristol is creating for Bristol 2015 as the European Green Capital. Read the full article.

UWE Bristol launches Green Intern scheme funding for local businesses

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has launched a new funding scheme during Big Green Week to help local businesses to recruit graduate interns. Learn more about the Green Intern scheme.

Students volunteer to make Bristol Greenest Capital

 Student volunteersBristol's universities are joining forces to make an impact of over £1 million on the city's economy whilst making positive and sustainable environmental changes during Bristol 2015 European Green Capital. Find out more about the 'Green Capital, Student Capital' project

UWE Bristol green intern boosts Bristol hotel's energy-saving credentials

 Large country house and gardensRecent UWE Bristol graduate James Rogers has put local hotel Berwick Lodge on track to an energy-saving future after spending a month there as a green intern. Read more about James's 'green role.'

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