Join a Group
The Students' Union helps support several student groups with a focus on sustainability. Our groups aim to improve sustainability on campus and beyond, follow the links below to get involved.
Green Mary Group - plans and delivers campaigns, events and initiatives to engage students in sustainability and tackle sustainability issues. Recently their work has focussed on single-use plastic, fast fashion and the Climate Emergency.
Sustain@BL - raises awareness of environmental issues and educates students and staff on how to make more sustainable choices and integrate more into the local community to create long-lasting positive relationships between Barts and The London and its surroundings.
Environmental Society - provides an opportunity for students to be proactive on campus by raising awareness about current environmental issues and to instill a sense of responsibility and commitment in the university's administration to make environmentally-conscious decisions.
Our volunteering service runs activities throughout the year, allowing you to make a difference in the community. You’ll find everything from our monthly canal clean ups on campus, bulb planting in nearby parks to helping out at Bow Foodbank.
Find out how to get involved in one off and regular opportunities here.
Start a Campaign
Running a campaign is a great way to raise awareness of issues, create change and develop your own skills.
Following campaigns in recent years, our students have passed policies to cut single-use plastic use and lobby the University to divest from using fossil fuels and declare a Climate Emergency.
Find out more about submitting a motion to Student Council, or if you’d like to find out how to start your own sustainability campaign, contact our sustainability team.
Donate Unwanted Items
Our Reuse scheme is a joint project between the Students’ Union and the University. Twice a year, in December and June, we collect your unwanted items and give them a new home with other students.
To date, the scheme has diverted over 2 tonnes of items from landfill. Keep an eye on this page and the sustainability social media for collection information closer to the time.
During the rest of the year, please donate your unwanted food to Bow Foodbank, place books on our Book Swap shelf in Ground Cafe or use the British Heart Foundation collection points on campus.
You can find more detailed waste and recycling info here.