On the 7 March (6pm, Anson Rooms) the Green Curriculum Team will be holding their second 'A Student's Guide to Sustainability' Conference where students can share their economic, social and environmental related research. Lucy, a student from the Green Curriculum Team, shares 5 reasons why you should get involved with the conference:
1. We really all need to know a little more about sustainability - and what better way of learning how to be more sustainable than through the projects of our very own Bristol students and alumni. Sustainabilityisn't just about recycling - as the conference will show, its involves social, economic, cultural, political and environmental sustainability in our aim to be better citizens. We want to show that both in and out of the curriculum,sustainability is a vital aspect of our lives that through further research, we can strive to understand.
2. We need to be PROUD of the work we do and the effort we put in, especially when this work explores the importance of citizenship and sustainability. Think about how much effort a student puts in to finish an assignment - if we all put just a pinch of that effort in to being more sustainable we would make a huge difference to the university and the environment. Let's be proud of how we treat the environment, the community and the space around us.
3. One of Bristol's core values is sustainability - to continue its legacy why not take part in a conference that will seek to transform the way we view sustainability in the curriculum. Even if you're not showcasing your own project, come along and appreciate the work of your fellow students around you. They are representing Bristol as pioneers of sustainable research and we should commend them.
4. It's organised BY students FOR students - it shows what we can achieve in our university setting and the influence we have over making a difference. As the conference aims to show, we CAN make a difference. Educating ourselves and researching ways to make a change is the first sustainable step into becoming a more conscious student.
5. Come to try free delicious and organic food! A local ethical cafe will be providing a tasty and sustainable dinner, the perfect accompaniment for an evening of creative and sustainable student research.
We hope to see you there!
If you are interested in sharing your research be that a first year essay or your PhD get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org