About Live Smart


Live Smart is our new student-led project in sustainability. It aims to help you to live in smarter ways that have a positive impact on your wellbeing, save you money, improve your local community, and benefit the wider planet.

It’s part of a wider programme of sustainability work here at UoG that goes way beyond just ‘greening the campus’. For us, sustainability is not about boring stereotypes – it’s the excitement of creativity, innovation and changing the status quo, so we can all think, learn and work differently to shape a better future for people and the planet.

Did you know we’re number 2 in the UK University league for sustainability?

Find out more about sustainability at UoG here.

Meet the Live Smart student team here.

Live Smart themes

There are 4 themes to Live Smart this year:

  1. Smart Travel (Sept/Oct) – helping you get out of cars and onto your feet and bikes to save money, boost your wellbeing, limit congestion and improve local air quality
  2. Power of the Purse (Nov/Dec/Jan)helping you get maximum positive impact from your spending – saving money, wasting less, and becoming conscious, ethical consumers.
  3. Community (Feb/March) – feeling part of #TeamGlos, sharing cultural backgrounds, and giving back to the local community in Cheltenham and Gloucester.
  4. Wellbeing (April/May) – boosting your health and happiness whilst supporting society and the natural environment.

Each theme offers you tips, competitions and events. Find out more and get involved here.