The Birds and Bees campaign is the University's Biodiversity campaign which aims to identify and implement further enhancement projects, develop engagement projects for the University and local communities as well provide opportunities to use the campus as a living laboratory through the identifying of student and research projects.
Each year the University takes part in Green Impact, a national scheme run by NUS. The scheme aims to 'green' work practices of staff across the campus from all departments. Teams work through an online workbook of easy to implement actions and can gain a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum award depending on how many actions they implement.
This exciting project aims reduces waste sent to landfill by collecting students unwanted items when they move out of their Halls at the end of the academic year. Re-Usable items are collected and some are donated to local charity Hospiscare. Remaining items are kept to return to new students at the beginning of the next academic year. If you would like to donate or volunteer with the project, visit the Student Re-use Project pages.
‘Students on the Move’ is a collaborative project between the University, Students’ Guild and City Council. The aim of the scheme is to provide focused refuse collections and a series of ‘Community Clear-up’ days for students leaving their city residences during the Summer.
Students at the University of Exeter have planted 200 trees on the main campus as part of a volunteering scheme.