What you can do

Use less plastic. Turn off the lights. Recycle your rubbish. You already know this. So, instead of why, we will tell you how you can play your part.

From using our recycling facilities to getting involved in clubs, taking small steps together can make a big difference.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

  • Buy clothing secondhand through the Student Union's environmental hub at the Green and Blue Space.
  • The Green and Blue Space will your unused clothing items, kitchenware and homeware. 
  • Get discounts using a reusable coffee mug (download the university app for discounts).
  • We provide recycling bins throughout the campus.
  • The Green and Blue Space also recycles soft plastic, batteries and vapes.

Travel more sustainably

  • Staff and students get discounts on buses to the university.
  • Nextbikes run by Santander Cycles Stirling is a bike share scheme with locations throughout Stirling, Bridge of Allan and on our campus.
  • University of Stirling staff can save over 25% money on the purchase of bikes and accessories and spread the costs through Cyclescheme.
Sustainable travel

Be sustainable and save money

Living a more sustainable lifestyle doesn't have to be an expensive lifestyle choice - it can save you money.

Join a society 

Students can get involved with a number of clubs and societies. From environment to global justice, find your club  and meet new people, develop new interests, and even boost your CV.

Join a society

Students’ Union Community Garden

Staff and students are welcome to join our weekly community gardening sessions. Cultivate friendships, learn new skills and be part of our sustainable community.

All levels of experience welcome and no need to sign up, just pop in and get gardening!

Green Champions (staff only)

The Green Champions Group is a working group formed of academics, staff and the Students Union. Its purpose is take forward the University’s sustainability objectives through actions and initiatives across the whole of the organisation.

If you would like to get involved and come along to our meetings, please email us on safetyandenvironment@stir.ac.uk

My Stirling Award Green Leaf (students only)

The Green Leaf is an optional add on to any of the three undergraduate and postgraduate My Stirling Award Levels. We have worked with departments throughout the University and the Students' Union to comprise a list of suggested activities and ways to make your current activities more sustainable.

If you have any additional questions about adding the Green Leaf to your award or if your activity qualifies please email skillsaward@stir.ac.uk.