Poole Enviroteers has been working with staff and volunteers at the Arts University Bournemouth, specifically their Student Union, since last summer helping spread the word on their projects and vice versa, and we have been enjoying planning some exciting volunteering for the future.
AUB carry out a range of activities to make environmental improvements on campus and across the areas of Poole and Bournemouth as well as looking at ways to help their students to live more sustainably. One of the ways they do this is through monthly swap shops which take place on the campuses Market Days and is where students can bring in old and unwanted clothes and swap them for someone else’s unwanted goods. On top of this, AUBSU are working alongside the Student Union at Bournemouth University on an Eco-Brick project. This is a project to minimise the amount of non-recyclable plastic making its way to landfill, with students and the local community tasked with filling plastic bottles with non-recyclable plastic to create strong bricks that can be used to create a whole number of items, in certain areas of the world they have even been used to build homes!
AUB also completed the planting of 1,000 trees at Upton Country Park in January alongside continuing to work in partnership with Surfers Against Sewage to run beach litter picks. Between March 11th-17th the university will also be running a ‘Green Week’ to promote sustainable living practices, ways of minimising your waste and ways to live healthier through environmental benefits. All in all it is quite clear that the university is working hard to make some great environmental benefits for the local area and we cannot wait to continue working with them in to the future!
You can read more on all this work here: https://www.aubsu.co.uk/activities/green/