Environmental Sustainability - Projects, Events and Societies

We offer a wide range of ways to get involved with Environmental Sustainability on a practical level.

The union's Environmental Sustainability team provides an ongoing programme of projects and events throughout the academic year. These provide the opportunity to learn or contribute towards sustainability within the ‘Green Lancaster’ priority focus agendas, including:

  • Agriculture and Biodiversity
  • Mobility and Transport
  • Resources and the Circular Economy
  • Energy

In the 2019-20 academic year, our projects and events have ranged from ‘Pendle’s Peelings’, a food waste composting project with Pendle College, to Restoring Hardknott Forest (an ecological restoration project in the Lake District), and visits to waste and recycling processing facilities across Lancashire.

Upcoming Environmental Sustainability events


Our student groups


Student-led societies are a fantastic way to meet new people, follow you interests and find a community to be part of during your time at Lancaster. There are a number of Environmental Sustainability societies. Follow the links below for more information about these.

Edible Campus – get involved in practical and sustainable food production at the EcoHub. Cooking workshops produce markets, film and social nights and more!

People and Planet – campaign on issues concerning the environment, global poverty and human rights.

LU Veg – Lancaster University Vegetarian and Vegan Society. Open to those who are already veggie and vegan or those who aren’t but want to see what the lifestyle is like. Potluck sessions, guest speakers and discounts at local café’s.

Lancaster Environment Centre Society – studying within the Lancaster Environment Centre or interested in the subjects of environment, geography, ecology and conservation? Regular socials, guest speakers and trips.

Natural Sciences Society – a society for Natural Sciences students and those with an interest in the subject. Science-themed socials, revision sessions and more!

Model United Nations Society (LancsMUN) – get involved with global issues by simulating UN conferences and learn the art of diplomacy and debating. Prepare for conferences across the UK and beyond.

Money for Madagascar – a small NGO based in Lancaster which raises money for environmental issues, education and welfare in Madagascar.

Oxfam Society – if you are passionate about eliminating global poverty then this is the society for you! Volunteering, campaigning and fundraising opportunities throughout the year.

Philosophy Society – explore, analyse and discuss the multitude of topics surrounding Philosophy through guest speakers, debates, film screenings and socials. Psychology, Politics Art and more!

Politics Society – events to engage and inform on the latest developments in politics across the world.

U Social Venture – A student-run community that offers support and opportunities to those wishing to tackle a social or environmental problem with innovative solutions.