UPSU Sustainability

Welcome to the home of sustainability at your Students' Union

Welcome to the home of sustainability at your Students' Union!

UPSU Climate Strategy

Here at the Students' Union, helping mitigate Climate Change is a big priority for us. We have a team of staff and students that drive sustainability work at the Union and work in partnership with University staff. They are the team that bring you Green Week and other sustainability themed events! They also ensure that all of the Union's work aligns with our sustainability values and commitments. You can view the Union's Sustainability Commitments by clicking the graphic below:

Survey Link

UPSU Climate & Sustainability Group

Accessibility and Sustainability Exec - Laurence Judd

Senior Staff Team Champion - Anita Butler

Insights link - Jake Jones

Marketing link - Beth Smallwood

Function Manager Champion - Laurie Jones

PSUT link - Casey Gates

Green Week 2024 took place on 22nd April - 26th April 2024 and was dedicated to promoting sustainability on campus. Its aim was to inspire students to be more sustainable and raise awareness on climate change. It was also a great opportunity to meet some awesome sustainable businesses right here in Portsmouth. Organisations that were involved with the week included: Share Portsmouth, Portsmouth Climate Action, GreenPeace Portsmouth, Share Portsmouth, Unite Students, SwopItUp, Plant-Based Universities, Actually Merlin Vintage, With Extraordinarily Grace, Save the Children, Package Free Larder, Breeze, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Portsmouth Friends of the Earth, Portsmouth City Council and Coconuts Delivery.

Last time, Green Week included an eco market & fayre that included lots of sustainable organisations promoting ways to be more green. There was also the Wheely Good Travel Show where students could learn about sustainable travel, get their bike checked and win prizes themed around sustainable travel! We also had a lineup of speaker events covering climate change and sustainability in several fields from UoP PhD students and UoP staff. As well as this, we ran bitesize carbon literacy sessions run by the coordinator of Portsmouth Climate Action, with assistance from the Sustainability Coordinator at the University of Portsmouth.

UPSU is committed to carrying on with Green Week so keep an eye out for future announcements of Green Week 2025!

Do you know a local sustainable business who would like to participate? Send us an email!

Have Your Say Petitions

Why not use Have Your Say to submit your idea. It's kind of like a University of Portsmouth student version of

Submit your idea, get some backers and Student Council will take your idea forward to make change. Click this link to submit an idea!

You can also contact if you want to discuss any sustainability initiatives you are already working on that you would like our support with.

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