How to get involved


Live Sustainably

  • Bring your ideas to the sustainability team. We can provide funding for revolutionary new sustainability projects, for more information email
  • Donate books to the British Heart Foundation at our Colchester campus book bank.
  • Enjoy honey from our campus beehives.
  • Find out where to buy second hand clothes or where to repair your favourite garments using this interactive map produced by our Summer School students: Sustainbly Fashionable.
  • Get involved in our annual Festival of Sustainability.
  • Join Bennison Farm for a weekly delivery of organic seasonal vegetables, or participate in their workshare program to work for your veg.
  • Join Walk Colchester on one of their outings to experience Colchester's backyard beauty.
  • Refill your water bottle at one of our water coolers at our Colchester campus (search 'water' on find your way).
  • Sign up to the Green Impact Programme.
  •  Use our recycling facilities in accommodation the main campus buildings.
  • Volunteer for the Essex Wildlife Trust at one of their local reserves.
  • Visit the weekly street market every Thursday on Square 3 on our Colchester campus.

Staff Sustainability

Student Sustainability

Travel Sustainably

  • Consider car sharing  which is environmentally friendly and saves you money on fuel and parking charges.
  • If you are travelling to our Colchester campus, why not get the annual season First UoE bus pass for discounted travel within the Colchester area.
  • If you are travelling to our Southend campus, why not get the annual season Arriva bus pass for discounted travel within the Southend area
  • Consider cycling to work. For University of Essex staff, we run a Cyclescheme which deducts the cost of the new bike and equipment from your gross salary, enabling you to save up to 40%.
  • Join the Walking Together email subscription list to see who is walking your way to University.

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Get in touch
Get in touch
Daisy Malt Sustainability Engagement Officer
Telephone: 01206872826
Ellie Turner Sustainability Engagement Assistant
Telephone: 01206872950