Join a project

Get practical to help fellow students live smarter and improve sustainability at UoG, in the local community, and for the whole planet. Make friends, and gain skills to boost your CV!

Browse projects below led by Live Smart, the Green Team society, the Sustainability Team or the SU. Click ‘read more’ to find out how you could volunteer or get involved.

See a project you’re interested in joining, email us and we’ll put you in touch with the right people:

Start your own project

Inspired by these projects but not quite up your street? We can help you start a project of your own.

Led by YOU! :-)

Green Impact

The NUS Green Impact programme is a national accreditation and awards scheme which helps Students’ Unions to improve their sustainability practice.

Led by Students Union

Student interest and research

We are the number 1 most sustainable university in the UK (People and Planet league 2019) and now we want to know how our unique sustainability successes could attract more students to study at UoG

Led by Sustainability Team


The University is working towards the brand new version of the Fairtrade Universities and Colleges accreditation.This includes a wide range of criteria from running campaigns to holding events, stocking certain products, and conducting research with students.

Led by Sustainability Team

Park allotment and wellbeing space

Behind the Cornerways building at Park campus, there is a small garden where students, staff and community can grow veg together.We want to develop the space to engage a wider audience, offer a ‘peace place’ and develop wellbeing activities.

Led by Sustainability Team

Cooking Events

Simple cooking ideas/recipes to help reduce your waste and single use plastic. Cookery workshops and tips on the blog.

Led by Green Team

Climate Café

Sometimes your friends make you feel like a weirdo for caring about the planet and don’t understand why you get angry at them for not recycling. This is a space for you to come have a cup of tea, sample Jordan’s amazing vegan home bakes and just get stuff off your chest and perhaps brainstorm and share ideas and thoughts.

Led by Green Team


A pilot project at Hardwick campus to increase awareness amongst students and staff of what can and can’t be recycled on campus as well as increasing and bettering facilities on all campuses.

Led by Green Team


Upcycle charity shop clothing items that need a little of your pazzazz!!!

Led by Green Team

Film Nights

Quarterly film nights with a focus on living sustainably and bringing to light industry practice and also inspiration of how you can live your life more eco-friendly.

Led by Green Team


Quarterly Podcast focussing on contentious issues and how they relate to sustainable living in a complex modern world

Led by Green Team

Think tank

Occasional get together (with tea and cake) to workshop ideas and feedback on how students want to see things move forwards for sustainability at UoG

Led by Live Smart

Edible Garden Pizza Party

Come along or help organise a pizza party in the FCH Edible Garden

Led by Live Smart

Smart Travel

Help students and staff to travel smarter to improve health, save money, reduce congestion, cut carbon and improve local air quality.

Led by Live Smart

Community challenge

A chance to take practical action for the Global Goals. Join forces with your local community to create a better future for people and the planet.

Led by Live Smart