We all have a responsibility to make choices that will have a positive impact on the world around us. We want to help you live more sustainable lives while on campus and at home, because small individual changes collectively make a big difference.
Find out how you can become better informed, make more sustainable choices and get involved in our campaign while meeting new people.
Our Students' Union has a number of green clubs and societies where you can meet sustainably-minded members and get involved in events.
Join a club or society
Join one of the largest societies on campus to experience Cornwall's natural environment, gain skills in ecology and conservation and support local projects.
The Beach Clean project
Help keep Cornwall's waterways and shorelines clean while gaining experience in data collection and enjoying some exciting guest speakers and socials.
This society aims to empower people to shop sustainably. Take part in clothes swaps, repair workshops and explore alternatives to fast fashion.
Calling all nature lovers, green activists, foraging fanatics and all kinds of gardeners. Want to learn how to live a greener life? This is the society for you.
MarineWatch aims to celebrate and protect our local and amazing marine wildlife. Join us for boat trips and monitoring marine mammal and bird populations.
Generation Wild forms links with local schools and Scout/Guides groups. Help to get children engaged and inspired about nature and the environment through providing environmental education sessions.
Renewable Energy Society
The Renewable Energy Society (RES) aims to bring together individuals with interests in renewable energies and sustainability.
Working closely with local beekeepers, Bee Soc maintains its own hives to produce honey, make candles and screen documentaries to help raise awareness of issues around bee conservation.
Life Magazine Soc
Life is the nature magazine written, illustrated and produced by students from Falmouth University and the University of Exeter.
Penryn Produce is a student led veg-box scheme which works with local growers to provide local, seasonal and minimally packaged produce every week during term-time.
Sostena Theatre Society
Sostena Theatre Company is a student led company which creates work about the climate crisis.
The SU Vegan Society run a range of activities and events throughout the year, from film screenings to discussions and guest speaker events that promote a plant-based lifestyle.
Wild Doc Soc
From talks by leading guest speakers in the industry to film nights and photography workshops, develop knowledge and skills in wildlife media.
Join the Green Committee
Run by the Students' Union, the Green Committee works with students from Falmouth University and the University of Exeter to promote sustainability themes, issues and initiatives across our campuses. The group provides a platform for you to share your views and knowledge, and work with our Sustainability team to deliver actions, projects and campaigns that address key environmental challenges of operations on campus.
If you want to have an even greater positive impact on your campus during your time at University, join the Green Committee today! To express your interest in joining, email Eilish Calnan, the Environment & Ethics Chair for the Students' Union.
How much do you know about sustainability? Being aware of our individual and collective environmental impacts, as well as social responsibility, is key to addressing sustainability. This is because it prevails all parts of our lives, spanning environmental, social, and economic aspects.
Want to learn more about sustainability, climate change, and how to address these issues through your actions? Why not enroll onto one of these free courses to kickstart your learning.
Climate Change: Learning to Action
The course from UN CC:Learn helps you understand what climate change is, how it affects you and others, and what can be done to address it. Visit the UN CC: Learn website for more information.
Transforming Our World: Achieving the SDGs
In this course by edX, learn all about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were signed by world leaders in September 2015. The goals include a set of key areas of focus, as well as detailed targets to put our planet on track for this continuing sustainability through 2030 and beyond. Visit the edX website for more information.
Climate Change: transitions to sustainability
Climate Change is a free course from The Open University which charts some of the ways human societies have to our development and decision making in order to make societies both environmentally adaptable and sustainable. Visit The Open University website for more information.
Alternatively, get in touch with our Sustainability team, who would be more than happy to help and guide you further.
The Our Effect Podcast
Our Sustainability Coordinator Jake has teamed up with his University of Exeter counterpart, George Dempster, to create a new podcast. They explore key sustainability themes and concepts, and highlight how we can make a difference at both a local and global level. Filled with special guests, top eco-tips, and fun, factful discussions, there's something for everyone.
Recent episodes include discussions on how to shop more sustainably, a whistlestop tour of eco-focused societies within the Students' Union, and ways in which our Fashion & Textiles Institute is addressing sustainability in its teaching. All episodes are available to stream now.