WWF Carbon Footprint Calculator



The planet is in crisis - from climate change to the pollution in our oceans and devastation of our forests. It's up to all of us to fix it. Take your first step with the environmental footprint calculator.


Find out your environmental footprint with the WWF Footprint Calculator

Ways To Be Sustainable In Your Home

Check out our top tips on ways you can make small changes to improve your sustainability action and save energy in your private rented housing whilst studying at BU... You could even save a bit of money!


Ways To Be Sustainable on Campus

Check out our 10 top tips on ways you can make small changes to improve your sustainability action on campus!



How To Have A Sustainable Celebration

It's great to have parties and socials and make new friends when you are at university.  Here are a few top tips on how you can hold your parties more sustainably.

  • Send e-invites to save paper.  Make sure the invites are sent privately and securely and only to people you know that you specifically want to attend.
  • Avoid using single use plastic and polystyrene cups and plates and straws.  Try to use reusable glass and china crockery, and paper or edible straws.
  • Avoid buying plastic and glitter decorations that you would use once and throw away.  Instead try to buy sustainably resourced, bio-degradeable decorations - why not have a pre-party crafting session and get your mates around to help make some decorations.  The are some great websites and online tutorials for this. Try this one at Hobbycraft.
  • Try to include Fairtrade or other ethical trade brands in your food and drink purchases.  You can find out more about ethical trade brands here.



Join A Green Club Or Society

Why not join one of our keen Green Clubs and Societies.  Click on the links below to find out more about these sustainable and ethical societies.

SUBU Wildlife Conservation Society - The WCS provides opportunities for students to take part in events which provide a break from the stress of studying and the satisfaction of being around other individuals which have the same passion for wildlife and the environment.

SUBU Permaculture Society - We are a community of people which collaborates to grow food, look after nature, and have fun! A.k.a, the green fingered folk always keen to get down and dirty. We're passionate about sustainable urban farming, the benefits of gardening and being outdoors, and supporting our community. 

SUBU Reducetarian Society - We run various events from social to mindful activism, gently encouraging people to reduce the amount of animal products in their lifestyle with the intention of helping our planet, the animals, and our own health. We welcome everybody, regardless of where you are on your journey.