Published On: December 20, 2023

UWE's Sustainability Hub: Transforming Spaces, Encouraging Sustainability

The University of the West of England (UWE) has taken a bold step towards promoting sustainability with the introduction of its new Sustainability Hub at the Frenchay Campus in Bristol.

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This innovative project involving the conversion of offices to a shop dedicated to the sale of pre-loved items, fosters a circular economy among students and the local community within the University’s School of Engineering.

The transformation of office space into a Sustainability Hub involved repurposing existing facilities for the environmentally conscious initiative that saw us create a new sales counter, reconfigure the internal space complete with decorations and electrics, and setting up shelving to display items for sale.

By providing a platform for the donation and sale of pre-owned items, UWE’s Sustainability Hub actively encourages students and local residents to participate in this sustainable approach, creating a space where pre-loved items can find new homes.

UWE’s Sustainability Hub is not just a physical transformation of lesser-used space; it actively encourages a shift towards a more sustainable way of life. By promoting the principles of a circular economy, engaging the community, and offering practical solutions for sustainable living, this hub is a beacon for positive change.

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