Village Green Advocates

At the moment, there are specific recycling areas with the student village and students are encouraged to take their recycling to these areas. From September we installed larger recycle bins outside each of the courts and intend to provide clear plastic bags to each student flat to allow them to recycle more effectively.

It is important to give detailed information about what can and can’t be recycled and as part of this campaign, we employed a student to design an infographic style poster to highlight what can and can’t be recycled. Look out for it around campus!

Project updates

A month long campaign was run on campus with a focus on recycling. The Environment team held two recycling “pop-ups” on campus, in the Nicola de la Haye building and in the Minerva building, to encourage staff and students to ask about recycling. Campaign graphics were promoted on both social media and on large screens around the Brayford Campus.

Image of an exhibition stand with a colourful wheel with recycling based topics on it.

Students are also invited to the first Village Green Advocate meeting at the Charlotte Scott Building, where they will be provided with a description of the volunteer role and pizza.

Project questions

What is the role on a Village Green Advocate?

Your key mission would be to lead by example and offer support in all or any of the following:

  • Reducing and refusing to waste resources
  • Recycling effectively in your flat
  • Promoting energy saving and taking part in our Christmas switch off campaign
  • Being our eyes and ears on campus
  • Sharing environmental volunteer opportunities and activities happening on campus
  • Sharing your own top tips to be more environmentally conscious


Can I volunteer?

Volunteers can register their interest in the Village Green Advocacy scheme by emailing We welcome all students who have an interest in sustainability, but particularly those in University owned accommodation.

Project Status:

In Progress

Established: 2019

Project team:

Tracey Turton

Alex Foxley-Johnson