Bath College students will be volunteering for a new website launched to showcase green living in Bath and create an eco-friendly online community.
The new website, Ecojam Bath, allows visitors to look up green businesses, search for ethical jobs and tune into local news, events and discussions.
Two students will offer their help with the business as part of Bath College’s new innovation and enterprise strategy – to help students build connections with organisations in the city.
Media student Neve Fear-Smith plans to study journalism at university and will be writing news articles and blog entries for the website.
Marketing hopeful Issy Briggs has signed up to assist with promotional campaigns and events, raising the profile of Ecojam Bath.
Darren Rogers, enterprise and innovation manager at Bath College, said: “The intention is that we deepen the learning experience even further through engagement with start-ups, local businesses and inspirational entrepreneurs.
“It’s a mutually beneficial relationship. Our students are embedded in local businesses, working in the industry they are training for, and the start-up businesses get support from our students to help them grow and become successful.”
The new Ecojam Bath website is a hub where people can connect with each other, share ideas and find out how to get involved in Bath’s green scene.
Visitors to the website can track down their local farmers’ market, give away or collect unwanted items and find restaurants with green credentials.
Rebecca Fox, Ecojam Bath’s project manager, said: “Bath has a vibrant green and ethical scene, and visitors to the site may be surprised by the diversity of what’s going on in their city.
“Ecojam Bath is run by volunteers and since our website launched a few weeks ago, I have been on the lookout for more volunteers who can help develop Ecojam’s presence in the community.
“By working with Bath College I can recruit volunteers with the right set of skills. Ecojam is all about supporting the local community, which is why I am delighted to be offering valuable work experience to Neve and Issy. I can’t wait for us to get started.”
Bath College is currently building up its portfolio of businesses and organisations that would be interested in offering work experience.
To find out more about the enterprise scheme contact Mr Rogers on (01225) 328673. Click here to visit the Ecojam Bath website.
You can also connect with Ecojam Bath on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.