Sustainable Sussex Week

Take part in Sustainable Sussex Week from 28 February to 4 March 2022 and help our University to make a difference.

Two young people using litter pickers and bin bags to clean Brighton beach

About the week

Join us for a range of events and activities around sustainability at Sussex in partnership with the Students’ Union’s Climate Justice Week.

From helping keep green spaces free of litter to hearing student proposals for tackling climate change, you can get involved in making Sussex more sustainable.

What’s on

Here’s the agenda of what’s happening and when.

Sustainable Fashion Collective Thrift Fair

  • Mandela Hall, Falmer House
  • Monday 28 February – 10am-3.30pm
  • students and staff

Browse vintage finds, save money and prevent good clothes going to waste.

Since winning Pitch for the Planet in 2021, Sustainable Fashion Collective have been working hard to collect and redistribute clothes, bedding, and food to help prevent waste. Now they are putting on a thrift fair event for Sustainable Sussex week.

Stanmer Park Hill Clean

  • Circa Cafe, Stanmer Park, Stonymere Way Entrance (off campus)
  • Wednesday 2 March – 1.45pm-3pm
  • staff, students and friends

We’re lucky to have green spaces across Brighton and Hove where we can relax and meet with friends. For Sustainable Sussex Week, we’re taking out litter pickers to one of these areas and working with Surfers Against Sewage to keep it clean.

Register to come along, meet other students and help us keep our green spaces clear of litter.

Recycling Info Content Creation Competition

  • Thursday 3 March
  • students

We’re launching a new competition to reward students who can produce effective content to help others reduce the amount of waste they produce and help increase recycling rates.

There are three cash prizes up for grabs for the best entries. If you win, your work will also be promoted by the University and you will have a lasting record of your creativity and innovation that you can reference for future employability.

Find out how to enter.

Pitch for the Planet 2022 and Climate Leader Prizes Event

  • Auditorium, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
  • Friday 4 March – 09.30am-12.30pm
  • students and staff

At Pitch for the Planet, you’ll hear students present their proposals for tackling climate change, with the hope of winning a share of £20,000 of funding and a place on the Sussex Accelerator scheme to help turn their sustainability ideas into reality.

Register for the event to be inspired by their ideas, as well as hear from our entrepreneur judges, including Sussex Entrepreneur in Residence Sarah Osterholzer and Sussex Alumni Lucy Hughes.

Staff Sustainability Webinar

  • online (Zoom)
  • Monday 7 March – 2pm-3pm
  • staff

Do you want to get more involved in making Sussex one of the most sustainable universities in the world?

Register for our staff sustainability webinar, where our Sustainability Manager will lead a discussion on what we are collectively doing to implement our sustainability strategy and what we can all do in our home and work life to be more sustainable.

Daily tips to reduce your digital footprint

Keep an eye on our social media from 28 February to 4 March for tips on how to reduce your digital carbon emissions, from your email inbox to the music you listen to on the commute to campus.

Big Biodiversity Conversation

To round off our week of activities, we will be launching our Big Biodiversity Conversation, which will give you the chance to suggest and vote for a range of projects to enhance biodiversity on our campus.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about Sustainable Sussex Week or suggestions for next year’s events, email

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