In addition to collaborative research and teaching initiatives, the University is promoting engagement with government, industry, NGO's and the general public through a variety of activities:
The University hosts a range of public lectures on sustainable development issues, many of which form part of the 2009 Centenary Programme.
Strong links have been formed with Low Carbon South West (LCSW) and regular seminars are organised to support the LCSW networking programme.
In Autumn 2008, Bristol researchers launched Ecojam.org, a one-stop website for Bristol's green and ethical scene. This aims to build upon research that brought together local people, businesses, academics and local government at 'sustainability cafes' to create a vision of Bristol as a sustainable city in 2020. Ecojam is continuing this online by allowing a larger group of people to share ideas and news.
Student groups such as the Bristol University Sustainability Team (BUST) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB-Bristol) organise events aimed at raising the importance of sustainability both within the University and amongst the wider general public. In addition, EWB runs a highly successful outreach programme, providing school students with practical teaching activities in areas such as Water Purification and Solar Energy.