What will you do to transform our world?

Sustainability is at the heart of life at BU. Our Climate & Ecological Crisis Action Plan (CECAP) target is to achieve net zero emissions by 2030/31.

Read our Climate & Ecological Crisis Action Plan summary (pdf 1.5mb)
Read our CECAP Annual Report

Our net zero vision: a BU community that recognises the need to live in harmony with the natural world to protect the survival and wellbeing of all communities and takes action to enrich society for the benefit of people and planet.

Sustainability works best when we work together so the Team love hearing from you: your ideas, your questions and your enthusiasm! Feel free to email our Sustainability Team at [email protected] or follow them on social media.

Find out more about what we do

The Student Centre

Net zero campuses

We are keen to enhance biodiversity both on campus and in the local areas. Students and staff run a number of different projects you could get involved with.

Solar panels

People and policies

In our university strategy, BU2025, we see ourselves as a thought leader in sustainability and we measure the success of our leadership by our positive impact on society and the planet, and by ensuring we take the BU community with us on this journey.

Caring for nature

Caring for nature

At BU, sustainability is a key component when undergoing works to improve our estate. 

Waste and procurement

Waste and procurement

We're proud to have ranked 4th in the world for SDG12: Responsible Consumption & Production (THE Impact Rankings 2022).


Sustainable food

We're committed to giving you nutritious and affordable food that minimises has a low environmental footprint and is ethically sourced.

developing our campus

Sustainability achievements

Bournemouth University is conscious of its impact on the environment and constantly working towards achieving its sustainability vision.

Sustainability news

National Bike Week: 6 - 12 June 2022

To support this year’s National Bike Week we're promoting the things BU is doing to encourage the community to get on their bikes and highlight activities to get involved with locally and nationally.

Sustainability at BU

Sustainability is at the heart of our work at BU. Find out how we contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and ensure that we maximise our positive impact on the world around us.