Sustainability and Well-being ThinkTanks
The ThinkTank is a friendly monthly group which takes place from October to May each year. It is open to all staff and students and is also the monthly gathering of the Sustainability Champions. It encourages its participants to come forward with and discuss all sorts of ideas around the environmental, social, cultural, ethical and financial aspects of Sustainability@Bangor, and the people and communities in and around campus, particularly for participants to lead their own projects and activities to create a sustainable future for Bangor University and it’s community.
There are 8 ThinkTanks in the academic year. Following the introductory ThinkTank in October, the 7 other ThinkTanks are themed in line with Wales’ Well-being Goals. This helps us focus equally on the different areas of sustainability and well-being during the academic year.
How to take part
To join in, visit our events page to find out when the next ThinkTank is, and turn up on the day – all welcome! If you’ve got an idea that you want to discuss and you’re not sure which ThinkTank it fits into, or even if you think it doesn’t fit into any of the ThinkTanks available, get in touch with Jo, our ThinkTanks co-ordinator, and we’ll work out how we can fit it in.
Find out more
Contact Jo, our ThinkTanks Co-ordinator, or explore the resources below:
- Roundup of 2017-18 Sustainability ThinkTanks
- Roundup of 2016-17 Sustainability ThinkTanks
- Roundup of 2015-16 Sustainability ThinkTanks
- Current ideas and activities
- Previous ideas and activities
- How ThinkTanks fit in with Bangor University’s other sustainability groups
- Example presentation: Energy and Bangor University by Dr. Liz Shepherd (Energy Co-ordinator, Bangor University)
- Example project proposal: Reviving a Green Initiative on a City Scale – Lug a Mug II
- Example presentation: Co-creating Bangor’s Biodiversty Action Plan by Shaun Russell & Natalie Chivers (Director & Curator, Treborth Botanic Garden)
- Example presentation: The Love Bangor Community Partnership by Dave Beck (Love Bangor Community Partnership Coordinator)
- Example presentation: Resource Efficiency by Rebecca Colley-Jones (Circular Economy and Resource Specialist, The Sustainability Lab) and Gwen Holland (Resource Efficiency Specialist, The Sustainability Lab)
- Example presentation: Patient and Public Involvement in research: how could these principles be applied to the University’s well-being and sustainability agenda by Prof. Paul Brocklehurst (NWORTH Clinical Trials Unit)
- Example presentation: Bangor-Makerere student engagement: promoting sustainability and well-being across continents: developing the Bangor-Makerere student link by Jalia N Packwood (Africa Specialist, The Sustainability Lab)
- Example presentation: Wanted! Post-postmodern attitudes by Dr. Keith Beasley (Bangor University)