What is Bristol Big Give? The project is a collaboration between University of Bristol, University of Bristol Students’ Union (Bristol SU), University of the West of England and UWE Students’ Union (UWESU) and is part of the Love Where You Live campaign.
This campaign helps to build relationships between the student body and the local community, as well as improve sustainability in the city.
Every summer, the partnership runs a campaign to educate students about sustainable ways to deal with their unwanted items when moving out of their accommodation and provides donation banks around the city for students to donate reusable items to The British Heart Foundation.
Last year, the campaign raised awareness of the importance of recycling, preventing 205 tonnes of reusable goods from ending up in landfill sites and raised up to £358,000 for local and national charities.
This year, the campaign will run from 26 March until the end of July. Nineteen temporary donation banks will be placed in publicly accessible locations in areas with a high-density student population. The banks will be emptied at least every other day and display contact numbers to report overfilling or side waste. The banks will be removed at the end of July.
What can you do to help?
Tell your student neighbours! A big issue for local residents at the end of term is waste left on streets and in gardens as student tenants move properties.
By telling your neighbours about Bristol Big Give, you will help to spread the word about responsible waste management. This will help to provide vital resources to local and national charities, preventing tonnes of waste from ending up in landfill sites while making lots of money for charity.
Information about The Bristol Big Give is given to students prior to and during the campaign by way of door knocking and social media. You can keep up to date on facebook.com/BristolBigGive and join the conversation on Twitter using #BristolBigGive.
Help us to help keep Bristol tidy.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact:
Joni Lloyd Matthew Macleod UoB Community Liaison Manager UWE Community Liaison Manager
Thank you from the Bristol Big Give 2019 Team.