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How does Bangor help promote sustainability?

Sustainability Carnifal:

This is a month long event held in February, co-ordinated by The Sustainability Lab, to promote and celebrate any student-, undeb- or university-led events advocating sustainability. 

Check out our Carnifal page for more information!

Fairtrade Fortnight:

This is a two-week event held to support and promote Fairtrade through various events such as a hot chocolate morning and a quiz and cake evening. This year Fairtrade Fortnight will run from Monday 25th February until Sunday 10th March 2019. 


Healthy Living Week:

This is a week long event held to promote healthy living among our students through various activities and events. This year Healthy Living Week will run from Monday 4th February 2019.


Student Volunteering and RAG Week:

A week long event hosting different volunteering opportunities to get involved in and fundraising events to attend to help raise money for RAG's local and national charities. This year Student Volunteering and RAG Week will run from Monday 11th February until Friday 15th February 2019.



Beach Clean.

Elwy Working Woods.

Greener Gwynedd.

Parc Dudley Nature Reserve.


Hog Soc (Horticultural Organic Garden Society).

Afro Caribbean Society.

Sports clubs:






Bangor University launched the Eco Office Initiative in 2019, aiming to ensure all offices across campus are environmentally sustainable, that all staff are environmentally aware and are setting a good example for our students. We want to ensure that we prevent and reduce waste wherever possible, capture all our recycling, don’t send any recycling to energy recovery, and reduce our energy use as much as possible.

This means that all non-recyclable waste bins will be removed from all offices across campus, so that staff are responsible for sorting their waste at the waste stations (orange and black bin hubs). The sorting of recycling in the waste stations will be vital when the university moves to a semi-segregated recycling system in 2020, and this behaviour will need to be common practice before then to ensure recycling is maximised. Staff are also being reminded to turn off computers, monitors, lights and any other electrical equipment when leaving the office, especially at evenings, weekends and before taking annual leave.

Environmental Managament at Bangor University.

Paperless meetings:


Food recycling:

The University’s food recycling is sent to a local Anaerobic Digestion facility in Gwynedd called Gwyriad, which is run by a UK-based company called Biogen. We send our food waste to an Anaerobic Digestion Facility rather than an in-vessel composting plant as it is recognised by government as one of the best methods for food waste recycling, producing electricity and heat as well as biofertiliser, making it a closed-loop system. This biofertiliser is then used on local farmland.

The following materials are accepted in the food recycling: any type of food waste including raw food, cooked food, food past its use-by-date, leftovers, bones, meat, veg, fruit, eggshells, tea bags and coffee grounds.

Environmental Managament at Bangor University.

Bangor Spring Clean:

In partnership with Plaid Cymru, Bangor University students took part in a one-off volunteering day to 'spring clean' the streets of Bangor. Litter picking sessions were arranged to take place across the city and 2018's event collected a huge amount of rubbish! 

2018's Facebook event page.

The Bangor Aye report.