A Green GSU

At GSU we are committed to minimising our impact on the planet and maintaining sustainable practices in everything we do.

Our strategic theme,  Protect Our Planet Together, details work that we're committing to over the next few years to ensure we're playing our part in ensuring the future of the planet.



Read more about our Strategy




Learn more about sustainability this February

This February, the University is running Green Greenwich so that you can find out more about sustainability.

They are running a series of activities and events to allow you to learn more about their work. There are many ways that you can get involved:

There are a number of events on across February such as talks, volunteering sessions, and clothes swaps! Visit the University's Green Greenwich website page to find out more and see all events.  




Tips and Resources

Student Sustainability

The University has a bank of resources on their website about living and learning sustainably whilst studying at the University of Greenwich.

Find out more


Sustainable Homes

In your house, you can take control of sustainability! Read this guide by the University's Sustainability Team.

Download the House guide


There's even a fantastic guide that explains how you can be sustainable in your halls.

Download the Halls guide


Sustainable Work

It's up to everyone to live sustainably. If you're not sure where to start, there's a fantastic guide. How can you be more sustainable at work? Read this guide by the University's Sustainability Team.

Download the guide


Sustainable Money Habits

Discover the little book of sustainable money habits for National Student Money Week 2020 (PDF linked directly below). 

Download the Guide


Sustainable Spending

Discover a few simple tips to spend less and protect our planet. All links below open in a new window.


Shopping second-hand

Try shopping second-hand in your local charity shops to give things a second (or third, or fourth!) life. Places like the British Heart Foundation shops offer all sorts of home goods online and in stores, for example!


Travel Green

Students get discounts at National Express. One coach takes a mile of cars off the road and is 21.7 grams of CO2 per passenger per km better than train travel.


Saving energy

You can save energy by using lids on pans when you cook, putting layers on indoors, switching off lights and avoiding overfilling the kettle when you make that cup of tea or coffee!



Get Sustainable discounts with TOTUM. Check out their website, totum.com, for sustainability offers for students.



Sustainable fashion

Students are a key target for fast-fashion companies whose products are 'on-trend' and affordable. This company model has a large impact on our planet. Here are some tips to become more sustainable:

  • Repair your clothes rather than replace them. You can find lots of tips on places like YouTube on how to save your favourite fashion!
  • Resale what you don't wear on sites like Depop and Vinted.
  • Shop in local charity stores for some amazing finds or shop vintage.
  • Recycle your clothes - we have clothing banks in Dreadnought and The Dome. 
  • Wash your clothes on a cooler wash, let them air dry, and avoid washing unnecessarily.


Have more tips to share with us? Make a suggestion and we'll update this list!