Be The Change is a society campaigning for sustainability in Exeter, both on and off campus.
We provide a supportive space for students to tackle issues we are passionate about, with a focus on environmentalism. Being member-led, we are always looking for new projects and welcome anyone with an idea or passion for making change!
Some examples of past projects include:
Plastic pollution: petitions to ban single-use plastics on campus, selling reusable water bottles, building art installations out of Eco Bricks
Informed food choices: vegan Instagram page, petitions to ban beef on campus
Sustainable fashion: clothes swaps, raising awareness of the industry's impacts
Wellbeing: guest speaker event about Eco Grief
Divestment: working with People and Planet to campaign for university divestment from fossil fuels
One of our other projects is VegShare, which provides the opportunity for you to collect local, organic and cheap veg boxes on campus! Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/vegshare
We have weekly meetings to work on our projects, and enjoy a good social – usually with pizza!
So if you're enthusiastic about making a difference, we would love to have you on our team!
Our 2020/21 Aims and Objectives
Continue to facilitate members to make a sustainable and ethical difference socially, economically and/or environmentally, using our project-based approach to maximise high-quality and lasting changes.
Ensure that our environmentalism is intersectional and amplify the work and voices of minority community members.
Support the wellbeing of our members while accommodating their goals. Additionally, instilling leadership, negotiation and other 'core competencies' in our members.
Work closely with the university and organisations in the wider community.
Find us on social media!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btcexeter - for regular updates about meetings and events
Instagram: @bethechange.exeter - for resources and updates
Blog: https://bethechangeexeter.wixsite.com/blog - for more information and articles
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