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As a Brookes student you will be expected to think about the bigger picture and contribute to a sustainable future. Whether that’s choosing sustainable modes of transport, saving energy in halls, enhancing the local biodiversity or building entrepreneurial solutions to recycling. You can help to keep the University a great place to study for all.
Switch off for a brighter future. Help save energy and water by
Please help us increase our recycling rates. Where possible you can avoid waste by following the instructions on the notice boards, and resident information packs in your hall’s kitchen.
Did you know? In 2016 students donated 7042 bags of unwanted items - raising as much as £99,288 for the British Heart Foundation’
When the time comes for you to leave your hall you can take part in the halls re-use scheme. You simply donate unwanted items and they are sent to charities or given to future students to re-use. For more information on the scheme please contact your hall office.
Unwanted canned / packaged food or toiletries can be donated at the end of your stay at the Oxford Food Bank donation points on site.
There are British Heart Foundation donation points on most of our campuses. You can donate unwanted clothing, shoes, accessories, CDs, DVDs, books, kitchenware and small electrics such as hair-dryers. The profits raised from selling the items go towards the charity’s lifesaving research.
More information can be found in our Halls of Residence Information Booklet.
Do you live off campus? Do your bit for the city by
Walking, cycling or taking a bus to Brookes is a great way to take in the beautiful city of Oxford. It also helps you to keep fit and keep the city’s air clean.
Brookes actively encourages sustainable modes of travel by offering a great range of transport offers. These include a free Bike Doctor service, discounts in bike shops and bike hires; free or discounted bus travel and even an on-site Car Club.
Find out more about these great offers on the University’s travel webpages.
Brookes Union Environment TeamFind out who this year’s Brookes Union Environmental Officer is and get involved with the Environmental Team activities that they lead.
Sustainability project ideasDo you have an idea to make Brookes even more sustainable? Contact the Sustainability Team and suggest your idea at firstname.lastname@example.org.