Here at Lancaster University, we believe that everyone has the ability to transform our world. It is essential to our sustainability work, and we want to engage with and support all our staff and students so we can act together as a community, to help tackle the climate emergency in a collaborative way.
Green Lancaster is a collaborative initiative run by Lancaster University and Lancaster University Students’ Union to grow sustainable ideas across the whole university community.
Both staff members and students can get involved in any of their projects – from growing vegetables and looking after chickens at the ECOHub allotment on campus, to planting trees and wildflowers to encourage biodiversity in the local area.Green Lancaster
Green Lancaster FAQs Accordion
What is Green Lancaster?
Green Lancaster is a partnership between Lancaster University and the Students’ Union devoted to engaging students, staff, and the local community in practical responses to the climate and ecological emergencies.
How do I get involved?
Contribute to projects as a volunteer or a student staff member and start your journey to making a difference. Getting involved is easy and how involved you get is completely up to you. Sign up for the Green Lancaster newsletter, follow us on social media, check out the Green Lancaster events feed, and volunteer your time to help tackle climate change through a range of projects and activities. Events are free to attend and most of them do not require registration, except for off-campus ECOWild Field Trips.
What projects can I get involved with?
Green Lancaster run a wide range of activities throughout the year, from ECOWoods activity days restoring and maintaining areas of woodland, to Dr Bike maintenance workshops, repair workshops, reuse and recycling via the Don’t Ditch It project, ECOWild off-campus field trips and on-campus biodiversity monitoring walks, and ECOChallenge.
Where is Green Lancaster based?
Green Lancaster doesn’t really have a fixed address. Our offices are on the main campus but you’ll often find us at the ECOHub or at Forrest Hills, where we meet and work with our volunteers, partners, and student team. The best way to reach us is via email: email@example.com and we will happily meet with you at the ECOHub.
Ways to get involved
Green Lancaster’s Leadership and Sustainability Trip to Switzerland
At the beginning of July, Green Lancaster ran the first ever Sustainability and Leadership trip to Switzerland in collaboration with Global Experiences. 12 students benefited from this unique opportunity and got to develop their skills, knowledge and experience for navigating (and leading) on the challenges proposed by the climate and ecological emergency agenda.
Explore North Lancashire and Cumbria by bus with £2 single fares until 31 October.
The Government’s £2 single bus fare promotion has been extended until 31 October 2023. The programme, which was introduced in early 2023, had originally been planned to expire at the end of June but will now run throughout the summer and in to early Autumn.
Fairy tales offer accessible ways to communicate energy research in the social sciences to help tackle climate change
A team of researchers, led by Lancaster University, has been developing accessible and creative means of communicating sustainability research from the social sciences for policymakers and the wider public.