Green hub aims to spread the word

Beds Students Union is launching The Bedfordshire Green Hub – a project to increase take up of green issues at the University of Bedfordshire and the local community – all thanks to a successful bid to the NUS Students’ Green Fund.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 14th August 2013, 11:27 am
An open day at Northamptonshire Country Centre in Duston. 
A typical vegetable box available from the centre.
An open day at Northamptonshire Country Centre in Duston. A typical vegetable box available from the centre.

The project centres around a pop-up green hub that will tour the University campuses and local community encouraging direct, student led participation in sustainability issues through a range of projects.

As well campaigns such as Student Eats, where students are encouraged to grow their own produce, Beds SU will also be running a Dragon’s Den style event where students will have the opportunity to bid for funding so they can lead their own green projects.

Students are already getting in to all things green. In a recent survey over 70% of students said they wanted an outlet where clothes and other goods could be exchanged so swap shops are launching in the new academic year.

Greening up the curriculum is also high on the agenda and Beds SU will be working with the University to introduce a zero-waste culture. 
The project aims to engage 3,000 students and 200 staff, leading to a 15% increase in pro-environmental behaviours.