What is the Green Taskforce?
The Green Taskforce is a student body which has been built from the former Bournemouth University Green Students Society. The Taskforce work to improve the environment both at BU and in the local community and raise awareness of all Green issues, students are able to actively help through a variety of activities, ranging from beach cleans to helping to maintain wildlife gardens in local primary schools!
We host several annual events on campus, as well as advocating for national awareness days. In 2015, there was the first Green Awards which celebrated all of the groups and individuals who have worked tirelessly to improve the community.
GET INVOLVED IN THE GREEN TASKFORCE LEADERSHIP TEAM!
The Green Taskforce Leadership Team is a voluntary student body made up of the Chair, the Vice-Chair, Media and Events and Lansdowne. We have already elected and recruited the Chair and the Vice-Chair, and we are now looking to recruit for the Media and Events role and the Landsdowne role.
The Green Taskforce Leadership Team support voluntary campaign leaders to run green campaigns throughout the year. They are currently looking for students to lead campaigns for the following green issues:-
Coffee Cups x 2
Fairtrade Awareness x2
Plastic Oceans x2
Divestment Away From Fossil Fuels x2
Education for Sustainable Development x2
Ethical Food x2
**New for 2017/18** Green Halls Champions- If you are living in halls you might like to consider becoming one of the Green Taskforce Halls Green Champions. As a Halls Green Champion you will be the student voice of green living in our residences, encouraging sustainable behaviours within the student community. To find out more about this opportunity please check out our recruitment pages. For more information click here!
What does SUBU do to be green?
Bournemouth University is the 7th greenest university in the country as of 2015, and SUBU were awarded Gold at the NUS Green Impact awards in 2012/13 and 2015/16, and the new style Green Impact Awards in 2016/17.
For our environmental impact breakdown, please click here.
This is because of a variety of partnerships and schemes including becoming a Fairtrade Foundation accredited university.
Your Full Time Officers:
Your VP Community works to ensure the union works towards its main strategic aims. This includes our promise to be “ethical and environmental in all its activities”.
The President also lobbies the university to make sure they are being green too.
Your Green Taskforce Chair:
The Green Taskforce Chair is elected by students and sits on the activities council representing students on green issues.
Their main responsibilities are to promote environmental issues, run campaigns and to vote in student councils meetings
Gillian Lewis - Community Partnerships Manager
Hannah Wiseman - Green and Volunteering Projects Co-ordinator
Follow all of our updates, events and discussions on the following social media accounts:
We are also located on the second floor of the Student Centre if you'd like to come and speak to us!