Get involved
We have an international reputation for being a leader in the field of sustainability. But we want you to be involved. We have a number of current initiatives and activities for you to join – explore and find out more.
Students as partners

Carbon Literacy training course

Would you like to learn more about climate change and how you can reduce your impact on the planet?
Join us for this exciting opportunity to take part in the first ever University of Plymouth Carbon Literacy Training Course. For this initial pilot programme we are looking for 20 students from across all subjects, degree programmes and years of study. This course will cover the background to climate science, carbon footprinting, imagining a zero carbon world, communicating climate change, the role of the University and ourselves in taking proactive and positive action. 

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Sustainability trail

Take the sustainability trail to find out more!
To find out more about the University of Plymouth's sustainability activities and the technology in use on campus, how about taking a tour on the interactive Sustainability Trail. 
This will take you out around campus and give you some more information about our sustainability activities and the technology that we have on campus, much of it hidden behind the scenes in the building’s structure.
To get to the trail:
The sustainability trail can be accessed via the University of Plymouth app. Please select the 'Maps' option, then choose 'Sustainability Trail' from the list of categories.

Sustainability Advisory Group

Staff can participate in improving the environmental performance of the University through the Sustainability Advisory Group sub-committees, who meet on a quarterly basis, by submitting ideas and requesting attendance if there is a topic they can contribute to. 
There are currently groups for the following topics: 
  • carbon management 
  • academia 
  • procurement and waste
  • THE impact
  • communications and engagement
  • sustainable food
  • biodiversity. 
Please contact us at sustainability@plymouth.ac.uk if you would like further information.