How will the students of today tackle the biggest global challenges facing us now and in the future?
At Swansea University, through a comprehensive Sustainability and Wellbeing engagement programme (SWell), students have made a multitude of contributions to become part of a community for sustainable change. Student partners have helped the University improve performance in areas including waste, recycling, energy, sustainable commuting and wellbeing.
SWell encourages students to consider ‘health’ - their own and that of the environment. The programme has made a significant impact in the community, including an annual reduction of 32.7 tonnes of CO2 from 65,204 Kwh of energy savings, £28,356 savings, 170.5 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill, volunteering activity including local beach cleans, and a visible and active contribution to the University’s Sustainability Strategy.
SWell improves the knowledge, skills and confidence of students, enhancing employability and influencing approaches to sustainability and wellbeing for the future.
1 Students are the greatest asset of any University. They are an amazing source of creative ideas, energy and skills which needs to be seen and utilised to meet sustainability objectives.
2 What has worked well is an integrated approach that creates a connection between academia and estates & facilities whilst giving practical working experience and skill enhancement to students
3 Recognition of the student’s potential contribution to the local community and low carbon economy to create a sense of achievement in our future practitioners.
CO2t Savings: 104
No. of yrs: 1