BU students have formed their very own Green Taskforce, an environmental committee who work on a variety of environmental issues on campus, and last week they supported the national Go Green Week to with the aim of educating and getting students involved with environmental issues.
The Green Film Night showcased the film 'Mission Blue' where students learnt about our oceans and marine life, and eco-beauty was on student’s minds as they learnt about making their own beauty products with fresh natural ingredients. Students also whipped up smoothies using pedal power on a spin bike, learnt about the fracking industry and the effects it will have on the planet, and took part in a Beach Clean featuring Shark Eggs hunt in collaboration with local charity Shark Stuff.
Chair of BU's Green Taskforce and MSc Green Economy student, Sara Ghorbani-Zarin, shared: “So many people were able to share their enthusiasm and drive for environmental issues it was great to see students getting so passionate and seeing how the opportunities the Green Taskforce work on is for the benefit of students”.
Recently the Green Taskforce has successfully campaigned for the university to cut any ties to the fossil fuel industry in its investment portfolio.
Georgia Larkins, SUBU's Vice President - Community, commented: “I am really looking forward to a future where BU moves up the UK top 20 Green Universities league table. I know Bournemouth can achieve this because of the efforts of our amazing students!”
The work of the Green Taskforce will continue throughout the year where they'll be campaigning on-campus for changes such as the banning of straws from the SUBU bar, Dylan's, and encouraging students to switch to green energy providers, cut down on waste and purchase re-usable coffee cups.