Climate Action Bristol

Climate Action Bristol is a project placing University of Bristol student volunteers with local organisations to develop and implement Climate Action Plans.

Climate Action Bristol is a response to the Climate Emergency, providing an opportunity for students and local organisations to work together on tangible actions.

How does the project work?

Training and support are provided to University of Bristol student volunteers before they are matched with local organisations keen to take Climate Action. Students help to develop and implement a Climate Action Plan for the organisation using a bespoke online tool.

Developed with NETpositive Futures, this provides focus and guidance across four key areas: Energy & Efficiency, Travel & Transport, Sustainable Sourcing, People and Engagement. 

The project is currently being piloted in 4 organisations across the Bristol area.

Benefits for our students

  • Practical experience that supports personal and professional development 
  • Opportunity to explore what responding to a Climate Emergency means in practice 

  • Development of communication skills and chance to work as part of a team

Benefits for local organisations

  • Demonstrate a commitment to Climate Emergency Activity in support of city ambitions 

  • Creation of a tailored Climate Action Plan to identify their impacts and contribution

  • Access student volunteers to help deliver short projects or research that helps them start taking action or demonstrate progress


Climate Action Bristol and Bristol Hub 

In collaboration with Bristol Hub, we run a consultancy programme for students that gives you the skills to support local businesses to make sustainable change. You get the opportunity to be trained in consultancy, sustainability and other transferable skills to help you to work in teams with your partner business. 

The 2021/22 programme has now ended, but you can register your interest for 2022/23 volunteering here

University of Bristol declares a Climate Emergency


In April 2019, Bristol become the first UK University to declare a Climate Emergency.

Read more: What is a Climate Emergency Declaration? (PDF, 1,118kB)

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