Sign up to Green Rewards

Green Rewards is the University’s way of rewarding you for taking actions that improve sustainability and wellbeing – both on and off campus. It is also a fun way of getting involved with the chance to win prizes. 

Log sustainable actions through the web platform or app and earn ‘Green Points’. Each month, the four individuals that earn the most Green Points will win a £20 voucher! 

There are over 30 different actions you can earn Green Points for, including staying active, avoiding single use plastics, reducing your meat consumption, preventing food waste, sustainable food choices, and learning more about the University’s Sustainabilty Agenda, with new activities and opportunities to earn points and prizes throughout the year.

You can also submit ideas for activities and make suggestions - both of which earn you points. 

MARCH 2023


Two water saving activites this month. 

Read the Water Saving Facts and Tips sheet with this link.  Once read through, press ‘Submit’ next to this activity to tell us what fact or tip stood out to you the most. Have you applied any changes?  Earn 200 Green Points for each weekly submission.

It is easy to overlook your water-wasting habits when you’re unaware of them. Saving water comes hand in hand with saving energy and money – so you may be missing a trick.  Use this water footprint calculatorto better understand where you may be wasting water the most - the average UK citizen uses 150 litres of water a day!

GO GREEN WEEK (13 - 17 March)

Take part in Go Green Week (13th-17th March) Find out more about the events on offer using the link here.  If you attend 3 Go Green Week events/activitiesyou will also be entered into a raffleto get a chance of winning one of two £50 vouchers to spend in café/retail outlets at the University.



Calling all educators - let us know how you are going to include SDGs in your teaching. 


Washing your clothes at 30 degrees instead of the usual 40 or 60 could use around 40% less energy. If everybody in the UK washed at 30 it would save the equivalent of 858,000 tonnes C02 being emitted.




We hope you had a great break. This January why not include living more sustainably as one of your New Year's Resolutions? Green Rewards helps you monitor your actions and earn points and prizes at the same time. Even small actions can make a difference in helping us tackle the climate crisis. It can be really simple – like remembering to turn off your appliances at night, or not forgetting your reusable cup when buying your favourite take out coffee. Here are five suggestions – but feel free to come up with your own. Whatever changes you make to live more sustainably it will be a step in the right direction.

  1. Eat more veg and cut back on meat and dairy
  2. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  3. Take public transport
  4. Don’t forget your reusable cup!
  5. Turn off appliances at night



NEWS: In November staff and students signed up to Green Rewards reached a major milestone. Since the app was launched in June 2020 they have recorded 100,000 sustainable actions. Congrats to all involved! If you haven’t signed up yet, why not start this month? See below for December activities.  

Sustainable Gift Ideas

Tell us what sustainable gifts you will be giving this year and earn 300 green points.

Sustainable Christmas Trees

Earn 200 points and learn how to reduce your Christmas trees' carbon footprint.


Cop 27 Your Ideas

Tell us what you want to see discussed at COP27 this year and we will award you 350 Green Points!

Take A Tree Walk

Take a walk to Celebrate National Tree Week and submit a photo.

Energy Saving Pledge and Quiz

Pledge to save energy and learn how to reduce your bills.


Cups For Your Thoughts

How has your experience with the Green Rewards platform been? The University of Exeter's Green Consultants team would like to know how the Green Rewards programme has succeeded and ways it can improve through your eyes. 

Be one of the first five people to fill out the questionnaire and win a reusable coffee cup.

Also this month's point earning activites include building a hedgehog feeder and an Eco Quiz.


What is Net Zero? 

Did you know that Exeter University has pledged to reach it’s Net Zero targets by 2030? This is 20 years earlier than the UK governments own targets. To read more about how Exeter is working towards these targets go to the Environment and Climate Emergency Policy and Climate Emergency Agenda activities.

Read this quick and informative factsheet all about Net Zero and why it’s so important.

Sustainable Champion

We want to hear what you have done this past year to be more sustainable? We are looking for Exeter's sustainable champion!

Here’s some inspiration for your submission:

  • Made a sustainable lifestyle change
  • Supported a campaign or protest 
  • Upcycled an old item 
  • Volunteered for a sustainability focused charity.

Send us a photo via the Green Rewards website and a caption of why you are a sustainable champion.Earn 500 points for your efforts!


August 2022

Water Saving Summer

Given the lack of rain we've had lately we are after your water saving tips. Let us know what you’ve been doing to save water and earn 300 Green Points!

Sustainable Food

Take our sustainable food quiz and learn more about the impacts of food production on the environment.

Low-carbon Cooking

Earn points by reading our low-carbon cookbook (the banana pancakes sound delicious) get creative and share a photo of your favourite dish on the Green Rewards website.

Climate Change Workshops

Emma's climate change workshops are running through August. Please see above

JULY 2022

Plastic Free July

This month take part in Plastic Free Julya global initiative to ecourgage everyone to think about their use of plastic. 

Try visiting zero-waste shops, opt for zero waste deliveries, visit a local greengrocer that doesn’t use packaging or choose items with recyclable packing.  Earn up to 300 points for taking part. 

Gender Equality and Climate Change

We’ve put together some resources on the effects of climate change on gender equality. Take a look and earn 250 Green Points!

Climate Change Workshops

During July and August Emma de Saram will be leading 8 climate change workshops for staff and students as part of Green Futures. These will run weekly for about an hour and a half and topics will involve everything from IPCC reports, to eco anxiety and finding your place in the climate movment. Earn points for taking part as well as a voucher from inExeter.  Emma is a passionate activist and speaker and this is a great opportunity to find out more and how you can get involved.  

All staff and students can take part by registering at Green Rewards or alternatively via Android or iOS app.



Members - you avoided almost 50 tonnes of CO2 through over 42,000 positive actions taken

Top Team - Compliance, Governance and Risk, Committee Secretariat - £100 donation to Devon Wildlife Trust

Top Department - Office of the Vice Chancellor and the Senior Executive - £100 donation to the Samaritans